Redwoods & Rivers


Rafting the Trinity, Klamath, Cal Salmon, Smith, and Eel Rivers

We offer something for every ability and age. For beginning rafters, we specialize in very calm, easy “float trips”, or exciting Class II-III whitewater on the Trinity, Klamath, and Eel Rivers. Intermediate and expert level enthusiasts can try the most advanced and technical runs in the West.


Special Trips

Redwoods & Rivers offers trips for special groups and events. We have accommodated and reserved special trips for inter-city youth, seniors, all women's trips, weddings, and international trips.


Training and Classes

Redwoods & Rivers offers classes for teambuilding, river guides, swift water rescue, and a ropes course. Spend an intensive week with a group of some of Redwoods and Rivers most seasoned whitewater rafting instructors.


Whitewater Rafting Adventures

Redwoods & Rivers have been operating on the Trinity, Klamath, Cal Salmon, Eel and Smith rivers for over 24 years.

Regardless of your experience level, we can offer something to challenge every ability. Come raft with us on a half day, full day, or a multi-day trip through some of the most beautiful scenery in northern California.

All of our trips are designed with your safety and comfort in mind. All of our guides are certified in First Aid, CPR, and Swiftwater Rescue. Many of them are EMT’s and Outdoor Trainers as well. Besides safety knowledge, they are friendly and caring people who are professional and possess a great knowledge of cultural and natural history. Their additional talents as camp leaders and chefs guarantee your trip to be an exciting and memorable experience.

Our goal at Redwoods & Rivers is to offer you, your family, and friends the best whitewater rafting adventure around. Redwoods and Rivers havw an exceptionally high rate of return customers. We consistently receive exceptional evaluations on our ability to create a sense of community, comfort, and excitement for everyone on our rafting trips.

Redwoods and Rivers Guide School is an excellent 1st step to employment as a Whitewater River Guide.

March 11-16 (Space Limited. This class consistently fills up, call today and register to ensure your participation.)

The Best Outdoor Fun Around



Ashland, OR

"What a blast!! Especially for a first timer. I'm quite impressed with the knowledge imparted to us about the local Native American tradition and folklore, the flora and fauna, and just the general knowledge of the river. The food was really tasty, well presented and abundant, not to mention the tablecloths and fresh flowers picked daily for the buffet table. Upon my return I waxed on to my wife, Debbie, about the trip. We've decided that we'd like to book a trip for next summer."

Jena Davis

Reno, NV

"We loved our trip so much. The river was beautiful, and the RR crew were so welcoming. We felt like part of the family and can't wait to come back!"

Bob and Amanda Stermer

Yorktown, VA

"We just wanted to write and let you know how much we enjoyed our trip down the Eel River. We had a great day rafting among the redwood groves. Everything was perfect. You have a great operation and we hope that we get the opportunity to make another run with you."

Mike Phillips

El Dorado, CA

"Being a veteran of many river trips I must say that I truly enjoyed your friendly family atmosphere, good well-kept equipment, beautiful river, great guides and your safety conscious."

Cathy Jones

Arcata, CA

"We’ve been rafting with other companies on the Trinity River and your trips are definitely the best we’ve experienced. The professionalism of the guides and confidence made our group feel safe and relaxed. Also, the food was so much better then baloney sandwiches we were expecting. Our lunch was displayed beautifully and tasted great! Thank you Redwoods & Rivers"

Susan B.

"We think a lot about our trip, kind of hard to forget!!! We definitely want to head back up your way again, perhaps with a group of friends. You are fortunate to enjoy such a beautiful piece of the planet up there and we want to soak it up as much as we can whenever we can. We can't wait to get the photos to put up on our web site and show the world our adventure."

Kristy E

“Thank you, thank you again for yet another wonderful weekend! We wanted to be sure and let you know how much we appreciated your family's welcoming spirit. BTW-Ashley went above and beyond with graciousness in inviting Jesse and Alija to the laser tag-THANK YOU to Ashley-they had mass amounts of fun (;  Thanks so much for these camping and rafting experiences!”                          

 Louise B

“Hello Redwoods and Rivers, I just wanted to say thank you again for such a wonderful day. My family looks forward to this every year. I am so glad that we have this tradition. You will see us next year!”


Jordan and Julia

“Aloha Michael! I just want to take a minute and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful human caring experience we had with you all this week end 🙂 it is indeed rare in this world to meet people of such quality and character creating such a beautiful place as yours. Thank you both again for the unique and unforgettable journey you helped create. Lots of aloha and many blessings!”


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