Harpers Ferry White Water Rafting

This Harpers Ferry white water rafting trip will take you down the white water sections of the Shenandoah or Potomac River. This trip is great for beginner to intermediate paddlers!


*We are experiencing typical summer flows for our White Water Rafting Trip. Our raft trips could be moved primarily to the Potomac River. Also consider the white water kayaking trip as an alternative for a more exciting adventure.

  • The Harpers Ferry white water rafting trip is suitable for individuals aged 6-8 years (50 lbs) and older.
  • Rafts typically hold 4-6 guests, along with a guide. However, the number of participants in each raft may vary depending on water levels and the size of the group.
  • This white water rafting excursion spans 5-7 miles and offers a delightful experience for paddlers of all levels. It features class I-III (I-II+) white water rapids and stunning scenery.
  • We kindly request that all guests arrive one hour before the scheduled departure time for your trip.



  • River: Shenandoah and/or Potomac River
  • Location: Harpers Ferry, WV near Washington, DC
  • Class: I-III (sometimes I-II+)
  • Dates: Daily, March through November
  • Duration: 2-3 hours on the river¬†
  • This is a guided trip with one of our trained, experienced guides
Spend a Full Day with us

BUy an Adventure Day Pass

The River Riders Adventure Pass gives you access to a full day of activities! You get your choice of one guided activity and one self-guided activity.

  • Choose your guided activity from rafting, river tubing, or ziplining first.
  • Purchase your ticket based upon your guided activity choice (and whether you want a weekday or weekend ticket).
  • In the afternoon participate in up to 2 hours on The Adventure Park or The Potomac Play Pass.
  • Now that’s a day of adventure the whole family can enjoy!


Experience the thrill of Harpers Ferry white water rafting and create lasting memories while reconnecting with what matters most.

Summer and Fall white water trips are mild and family-friendly due to lower water levels. Spring rafting trips offer an exciting and heart-pounding experience. The Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers are great options for beginner to intermediate paddlers. This popular white water rafting trip takes place near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet. The 5-7 mile river excursion offers class I-III (I-II+ in lower water) white water rapids and stunning scenery for beginner to intermediate paddlers.

River Riders has been consistently ranked as the top outdoor activity in Harpers Ferry on TripAdvisor for the past decade. We have the necessary expertise, guides, and equipment to fulfill all of your outdoor adventure requirements. Join us for fun and excitement, conveniently located just an hour away from both Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD.

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