“As a mother and daughter activity…you have fun and excitement, and it’s healthy and good for your heart and soul…we plan to do it every year together!”
Without life’s usual distractions, the river is the perfect place for people to reconnect with one another. This is especially true with families. California offers many rafting opportunities for adventurers of all levels and ages!
The Easy Section of the South Fork of the American River is the ideal river trip for families with kids aged 5 to 7 years old. The gentle Class I-II rapids and the relaxing pools in between are fun for all.
Which are the best California rafting rivers to cool down the summer heat? Watch our new video and read the reasons for our summertime rafting picks.
The river where California whitewater rafting took sail 60 years ago is now a lake. While the loss of the Main Stanislaus River in the 1980’s was heartbreaking, out of it came a loud voice for river conservation countrywide.
Pair a visit to Yosemite National Park with rafting on the Merced River! Spend some time in the park admiring the rocky features and the waterfalls and then ride on the very same whitewater just outside of the park.
There are many good reasons to consider a spring whitewater rafting trip in California that apply universally, regardless of the snowpack levels in the current year. Here are just a few of them to get you inspired.
Spring is an excellent time to go rafting in California. Listen to Trey, the grandson of founder George Armstrong, as he provides some tips on what to wear and how to gear up for a springtime rafting trip.
Watch this multi-camera video of a raft flip on a Class V rapid during a guide training trip on the Cal Salmon. Then read a personal account of how it all happened from inside the raft – before, during and after the flip.
Steve Martarano of Comstock’s Magazine originally approached us about California rafting prospects during a drought. However, that changed once Steve started hearing the family stories.
The West is home to some of the most renowned whitewater rafting experiences in North America, and California’s most notable member of this league of legends – the treasured Tuolumne River.
Less than three hours from the busy Bay Area, we’re blessed with a heck of a hideaway in the canyon of the Middle Fork of the American River. Being as gorgeous as it is accessible, it’s easy to understand why the Middle Fork is California’s most popular wilderness rafting experience.
It has become the icon of California rafting, and the most popular whitewater destination west of the Mississippi River.
Listen to All-Outdoors owner Gregg Armstrong tell the story of how the family got hooked on whitewater rafting back in the 1960’s, how the family keeps growing the rafting business, and how the rafting business keeps growing the family.
Hear from All-Outdoors guide Garrett about the basics of paddling your way down the river.
All-Outdoors founder George Armstrong reflects on 59 years of lessons learned from California rivers.
We are very excited to launch our latest river video showcasing the South Fork of the American River! Credits: Breakfast Unicorn Productions