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Whitewater Rafting Trips near Napa Valley, CA

Whitewater River Rafting trips near Napa Valley

Napa Valley is one of the most visited places in California for good reason—its scenery and world-famous wines lend irresistible charm. Adventurous Napa visitors can easily add excitement to their Northern California experience by taking a side trip to a nearby whitewater rafting river.

  • Perfect for families, first-time rafters, and whitewater enthusiasts, the South Fork American and Middle Fork American are a 2.5 hour drive from the Napa Valley wine country.
  • Class IV adventure 3-4 hours from the Napa Valley can be found on the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers.
  • Napa Valley visitors looking to test their limits and add a high dose of adrenaline to their vacation can brave Cherry Creek, California’s most advanced whitewater river.

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