River & Trail

What to Wear on your adventure

Tips for How to dress and what to bring while rafting, tubing, biking, hiking or ziplining in the Harpers Ferry WV area.

What to wear on the river for rafting or tubing in Harpers Ferry

what to wear rafting or tubing in harpers ferry

How to dress for river trips – rafting& Tubing

When participating on activities on the river, you will want to make sure to follow our dress recommendations.

Summer & Warm Days

  1. Quick dry shorts (no cotton)
  2. Quick dry t-shirt, regular tshirt, or bathing suit
  3. Sneakers or sport sandals that will stay on your feet. No flip flops!
  4. Hat with brim or visor.
  5. Sunglasses, be sure to have a strap to keep them on your head!

Cooler Weather Days

  1. Quick dry shorts (no cotton) or synthetic pants or leggings. Consider midweight long underwear under shorts if temps are below 60. No cotton shorts or pants!
  2. Quick dry t-shirt, and wool or fleece long sleeved top (that you don’t mind getting wet!)
  3. Waterproof jacket or shell for an extra layer. 
  4. Sneakers or sport sandals that will stay on your feet. No flip flops!
  5. Wool or fleece socks to wear with your sneakers or sports sandals. No cotton!
  6. Hat with brim or visor.
  7. Sunglasses, be sure to have a strap to keep them on your head!

What to Bring Rafting or Tubing

  1. Dry change of clothes (leave in your car!)
  2. Towel (you will get wet on the river!)
  3. Suntan lotion
  4. Glasses strap – for sunglasses and especially for regular prescription glasses.  Glasses do not float!
  5. Water bottle – at least 32 ounces
  6. Snacks
  7. On Mellow Tubing trips, you can upgrade to add on a “cooler tube” and bring your mini cooler with snacks and drinks on your float.

River & Trail Outfitters Store Supplies

There is a store at each of our check in locations with convenient supplies and souvenirs for your Harpers Ferry adventures. 

  • Snacks and Drinks
  • Souvenirs such as t-shirts, hats, and patches
  • Items you might forget like sunscreen, river shoes
  • Quality outdoor gear such as kayaks, canoes, and paddling gear

If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at (301) 834-9950.

Shenandoah River Multi Day River Camping Trip Packing List 

Download this packing list in a PDF: River & Trail -Planning Your Multi Day Shenandoah River Camping Trip with helpful phone #s. 

Explore the Shenandoah River Canoe & Kayak 2 & 3 Day Rentals Trip here. 

 

 

How to dress for biking, hiking, or Ziplining

Summer & Warm Days

  • Sneakers or biking shoes
  • Shorts and t-shirt
  • Baseball style hat or visor
  • For Biking, watch for loose shoelaces and wide bottom pants. 
  • Shoes must be closed toe for zipline.

Cooler Weather Days

  • Sneakers or biking shoes
  • Wool or thermal socks
  • Fleece shirts or sweaters
  • Windbreakers
  • Gloves
  • Biking pants
  • If really cold, optional wicking base layers
  • Shoes must be closed toe for zipline.

What to Bring Biking or Hiking

  • Sunglasses
  • Chapstick and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks (granola bar, etc.),
  • Phone
  • Backpack or hip pack to carry items in

What to Bring Ziplining

  • Nothing extra! 
  • Don’t bring phones while ziplining; they fall out of pockets and break!

River & Trail Outfitters Store Supplies

There is a store at each of our check in locations with convenient supplies and souvenirs for your Harpers Ferry adventures. 

  • Snacks and Drinks
  • Souvenirs such as t-shirts, hats, and patches
  • Items you might forget like sunscreen, river shoes
  • Quality outdoor gear such as kayaks, canoes, and paddling gear
 
 

If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at (301) 834-9950.