Your Outdoor Adventure gateway in Harpers Ferry

River Riders is your premier destination for outdoor adventures and unforgettable experiences in Harpers Ferry, WV. Located one hour from the DC and Baltimore Metro Regions, River Riders provides a variety of outdoor activities, comfortable accommodations, and gourmet food to ensure an unforgettable experience. 


At River Riders, we aim to create lasting memories and exciting adventures.

Activities offered through River Riders - tubing, ziplining and cabin rentals


Why Choose River Riders


River Riders water activities include white water rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding on the scenic Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers.

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Aerial THrills & Adventures

River Riders land-based activities including ziplining, and aerial adventure parks. During the winter months, we also offer snow tubing in Harpers Ferry.

River tubing in Harpers Ferry with River Riders

Choose Your Adventure!

River Riders offers a variety of outdoor activities and experiences in Harpers Ferry all year long. View all available options and book your adventure today.

Making Memories since 1987

Christine K.
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We brought a large group to attend a work outing. They handled us with great care and professionalism. Kayla was our liaison for the day and answered my many questions and gave great guidance! We will definitely return. Loved the gift shop, enjoyed the ice cream, had a blast on the ropes course, and it was a huge bonus that the weather was perfect. Thank you to each employee we met, each greeted us with a smile and genuine enthusiasm.
Walter Y.
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We had a wonderful experience with the aerial adventure park! Jared from Alabama was our guide. He exemplified experience speed and patience. One of the people in my party has a heightened fear of heights. Jared's calm patient demeanor and positive encouragement helped our person complete the obstacles. The price was reasonable for the complexity of the course, experience of the guide, and the time allowed. Jared also gave us tips on how to accomplish each obstacle. There are options to choose from if you want something simpler or very challenging. This was an activity our family will definitely do again and give us something to remember for years to come
Davina C.
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Had an amazing day zip lining followed by a relaxing tube ride down the river. The zips are well run and professional— safety was the top priority. Our guide Indigo clearly loved his job and made the adventure fun and light hearted— even when some of us started to chicken out. Tips- bring sneakers for the zip and water shoes for the tubing. Do the zip course first. They have changing rooms you can use and a restaurant on site for a quick snack. Bring drinks for tubing. They have cooler floats, you provide the ice and the drinks. Expect it will take longer than you think for both activities. We were there ALL DAY and slept well that night. Loved it all.
Analyse T.
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My fiancé booked for us to go white water rafting on a trip to Harper’s Ferry this past weekend. I was nervous because I’m not the strongest swimmer and have asthma but gave it a shot. We had an absolute blast! The staff is so skilled and knowledgeable. Steve, our guide, made the trip so fun! I felt completely safe and found a new activity that I absolutely love! I can’t wait to go back.
Chris L.
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An outing with River Riders is guaranteed fun. Starting out, I had a reservation issue that calling the shop fixed up super quick and very friendly. Great customer service. Check in takes no time at all if you reserve and fill out the waivers online. Our guide not only have good tips for tackling obstacles, but she was full of complements and encouragement. This trip, we enjoyed the adventure course. This is a physical activity, so be ready for the workout. The course is broken into difficulty ratings, and some of the longer harder runs have a Zipline early exit. This is useful if your teen kids are twice as fast as you. You can still play, but not hold everything up.
Bryan B.
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Wonderful experience for my boys and myself. We did the white water tubing and had a blast. My boys are 14 and 11 and the rapids were no problem for them. We will definitely be going back. I would recommend upgrading to the deluxe tube with a paddle, it’s worth the money and would make the trip more enjoyable. I would also recommend taking your time, stop along the route, swim and enjoy the beautiful views. They pickup until around 6 or 7 so you have plenty of time. There is a beautiful waterfall at the end of the trip…Enjoy!
Nancy M.
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We had a blast doing the zip line canopy tour. Our guides Ava and Tay (Taylor) were awesome. Their professionalism and sense of humor really made our whole experience so enjoyable. The group all really felt like a team moving through the tour. The energy was fantastic, and I truly appreciate the effort and courtesy extended to us the whole entire day by everyone we encountered. Afterwards, we did The Adventure Park and that was an absolute blast. Loved the challenge of the obstacles, and the way you can pick your own route. Again, from gearing up to going through the course all the staff had your back the whole way and made you feel at ease through every obstacle. Bravo River riders!
Christopher O.
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We had a wonderful time at River Riders celebrating our buddies bachelor party! Staff were educational, funny and down to earth. Our guide was Brady who was a fantastic guide! Very knowledgeable of the river, how to navigate, and how to direct 5 new white water rafters on how to get through the rapids. Brady also provided great historical context to the area of Harpers Ferry and what was in the surrounding area. Would recommend him as a guide and the company for anyone!

ABout River Riders

River Riders was originally established in the early 70’s and initially only provided white water rafting trips in Harpers Ferry. River Riders has grown to become a top outdoor adventure destination, offering a variety of 4 season outdoor activities, with lodging and food options in Harpers Ferry. Our goal is to provide remarkable experiences!


Activities we offer…

With the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in our backyard, of course, we offer guided whitewater rafting in Harpers Ferry. Experienced guides ensure an enjoyable and exhilarating adventure for pro or first-time rafters. We also offer self-guided water adventures like Harpers Ferry whitewater tubing and flatwater tubing experiences. River Riders provides kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard rentals for exploring the scenic waterways at your own pace. 

We offer land activities beyond the river. You can zipline through the canopy or try our aerial courses. Our courses are designed for thrill-seekers and those who want a unique outdoor experience. During winter, you can enjoy snow tubing for a family-friendly adventure.



You can enhance your adventure by selecting from our variety of accommodations. Enjoy a weekend camping in Harpers Ferry under the stars at our picturesque campground, relax in our comfortable cabins, or choose the convenience of our vacation rentals – all of which serve as the ideal home base for exploring Harpers Ferry.

River Riders is consistently ranked as the #1 Outdoor Activity in Harpers Ferry on Trip Advisor for the last 10 years.

This is where family fun begins!