Whitewater Rafting Trip Through Mather Gorge


Our three-hour whitewater rafting trip down Mather Gorge takes place just 20 minutes from downtown DC and introduces you to one of the most ecologically unique natural treasures in America. Mather Gorge, located just below Great Falls on the Potomac, features a unique landscape with towering cliffs and a rich riparian habitat. This section of the mighty Potomac features action-packed Class II / III rapids interspersed with flat sections for laying back and taking it all in. It's the perfect escape for your family or office. This trip is for paddlers between 90–275 lbs. Here is what is included:

  1. Raft, paddle, and personal flotation device
  2. Professional raft guide
  3. Raft safety orientation
  4. Interpretive tour

Trips are limited to reduce our impact on the area. Sign up early! We also offer weekday trips for private parties. Please see our Group Outings Page for details.

Mather Gorge Whitewater Rafting Trip

Bring a snack, water, waterproof camera / case for your phone and dress for possible swim on this unique and memorable expedition through a natural treasure.

2024 Dates :

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Includes : Raft, paddle, pfd, and charismatic guide!

Location (link) : Carderock Recreation Area, Potomac, MD

Time : 9:00 AM

Duration : 3 hours

Additional Considerations : For paddlers between 90–275 lbs.. Participants will be required to walk over rocky, uneven surfaces and carry equipment. Subject to river level.

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