About Us

Located on the Trinity River in Northern California, Redwoods and Rivers is a family run rafting company.  After working many years as river guides and for other river companies the Charlton family, Michael and Wanda (husband and wife), Ray and Bobbie (son and daughter), started Redwoods and Rivers Rafting in 1994.  Our company was born of a desire to run quality family rafting trips they way we felt they should be done.  We believe a quality rafting trip has these important themes:  Safe (safety  comes first), Fun, Educational, and Spiritually Rewarding.  Staying true to these themes Redwoods and Rivers has evolved into one of the more renowned Northern California whitewater rafting outfitters.  Redwoods and Rivers is well-known for our  many specialty trips, schools, and group retreats, and for the consistent high-quality river guides graduated from our State University accredited River Guide School.


As a family owned and operated business one of our unique talents is to be able to welcome our clients and guide school students into our world for a personalized experience.  Through the years this has proven to be especially rewarding for us.  Not only do our clients come back year after year but our extended family keeps growing bigger and more diverse.

The Redwoods and Rivers Rafting Family is committed to providing safe, professional, quality river trips Yes we are a business, but we believe in making our trips and training's available to everyone.  We often provide community services trips at cost and have an active scholarship program available for low income individuals and groups (call our office for details).  We strive to be a Sustainable Business, vigorous enough to support our modest lifestyle, maintain quality equipment, and reward our friends and staff for their efforts and support. We encourage the strong relationships that develop and hope that our staff and clients all feel like family.  For Redwoods and Rivers to grow and prosper, we must all succeed as individuals.