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Address: 604 Valley Rd, Knoxville, MD 21758-1332
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+1 888-446-7529
09:00 - 17:00
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River and Trail Outfitters of Knoxville, Maryland has been family owned and...

River and Trail Outfitters of Knoxville, Maryland has been family owned and operated since 1972. River and Trail offers guided and unguided white water and mellow water rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing trips as well as biking hiking, climbing and cross-country skiing in the historic and scenic Harpers Ferry, WV area. We also sell new and used canoes, kayaks and paddling accessories located in our shop. Check out our website for details on our various trips, ranging from our Paddle N Wine Tour to our Team Building

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Best kids intro to real whitewater

My 8YO twins have done a lot of canoe paddling and a very soft Potomac raft run with R&T last season. This time the Shenandoah was running, and were lucky to have Chris C as our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
Tony K

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My 8YO twins have done a lot of canoe paddling and a very soft Potomac raft run with R&T last season. This time the Shenandoah was running, and were lucky to have Chris C as our guide. I've done the 2 day Gauley dam release more than 10 times, and have run with some great guides, but I'd put Chris... More 

Thank Tony K
Atlanta, Georgia
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146 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The River and Trail guides were great and very knowledgeable about the lay of the land under the water, rafting, and the obstacles we needed to avoid. They were energetic and friendly. The time on the water was awesome! Definitely recommend this trip (book early as it only happens 3 times a year on Savage!) Safety was paramount and a... More 

Thank Dawn S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We did a basic intro to kayaking with our 4th grade girl scout troop. Guides were David, Katie & Maury -- all three fantastic and great with the girls. Didn't spend too much time talking ahead of time but got the girls on the water and gave great tips and advice. Didn't mind the girls standing on the kayaks or... More 

Thank amclaugh2016
Damascus, Maryland
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Didn't know what to expect. We did a Groupon for 4 people, 2 tubing rides each, with a choice of white water (Potomac River) or calm (Shenandoah) tubing. We did one of each. You had to go to two different locations for the tubing trips. Not really a big deal, but they were further apart than I expected. We moved... More 

Thank jmnhunt
Rockville, Maryland, United States
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We purchased a package through Certifikid for a family kayaking afternoon. We took our 11-yr old granddaughter for a birthday weekend in the area and this was the highlight ... she loves to kayak! After a quick and trouble-free check-in at the main office, we drove a couple of miles over to the site where we chose our kayaks and... More 

Thank Barb R
Knoxville, Maryland
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

R&T is owned by the Baihly family who are not only decent, hard working, and honest people, they are amazing human beings. R&T has been on my road for over 40 years and they are safe, friendly, and all about providing a healthy environment for guests. I highly recommend R&T to anyone who is either seeking adventure on the rapids... More 

Thank Magicforest18
Hyattsville, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Four of us - two adults and two young teens - spent the Sunday of labor day weekend tubing and kayaking with River & Trail. Great fun. Lovely, friendly and helpful staff. After working up an appetite we headed into Harpers Ferry for an early dinner. Will definitely be back. Maybe try the rafting next time. Very well run operation.

Thank DeirdreBoyle
Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I coordinate international exchange programs and have several international students working this year in the Baltimore area. I thought it would be fun to take them out for a day in the country and do something out of their element. What better plan than to go to nearby Harpers Ferry and enjoy a day on the river. So it was... More 

Thank Francesca C
Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I just completed a tubing trip with Branden as our guide. We had a great time, heard lots of stories, and Branden was gracious, informative, and genuinely concerned for the safety of the participants. He was exceptional at keeping an eye on the smaller children and offering them rides in the canoe if they needed a rest. He kept us... More 

Thank DLG410
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

What a great relaxing way to catch up with some college friends! We thoroughly enjoyed our float on the Potomac River. The weather was spectacular as was the company. River and Trail couldn't have been more accommodating. We will definately make plans to meet on the river again.

Thank tallyhojo

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