Whitewater River Rafting Trips near
San Francisco, CA

Within a three-hour drive from San Francisco are nine of California's best whitewater rafting rivers.

  • The South Fork American River is the most popular whitewater river in California with great rapids and beautiful scenery. Fun for everyone.
  • The Middle Fork American River flows through a 2000-foot deep wilderness canyon and has a taste of Class IV (intermediate) rafting.
  • Head toward Yosemite National Park and you'll find the Merced & Tuolumne Rivers.
  • Go South toward Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park and experience the Kaweah River.

Whitewater Rafting San Francisco CA


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"Top notch organization. Awesome customer service and a really great rafting trip. Can not recommend more highly. These folks were great. A+. Did the Middle Fork on the American river on 7/18. There were several other outfits on the river that day. Ours was the only group that got out of the river at the first Class IV rapids. All 4 guides in our 4 boats talked us through the rapids and then we got back in the boats and had the ride of our lives. Emphasized both safety and fun. I will definitely go rafting with these folks again very soon! "

-eric P. from San Francisco, CA

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