The All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting Blog


[VIDEO] Top 5 Rapids on the Kaweah River

Nestled just outside of Sequoia National Park, the Kaweah River is a must-visit for all adventure seekers. With a thrilling combination of Class IV rapids and lush scenery, this river is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  Published May 25th, 2023

River guide commands for whitewater rafting

[VIDEO] Whitewater Rafting Paddle Commands

Get educated about the most common whitewater rafting paddle commands you can expect to hear on your next river trip, and find out how to properly execute them in this helpful video.

  Published May 22nd, 2023

Scott running Mushroom (Class V) - Cherry Creek

Caught With His Pants Down

One of the Armstrong family’s classic stories, this rafting tale is about the start of the youngest sibling’s river guiding career. You just have to read it to believe it!

  Published May 18th, 2023

[VIDEO] Whitewater Pros: Big Snowpack Leads to Epic California Rafting

Get some insight from All-Outdoors veteran guides about what the rafting experience is like in a year with abundant snowpack.

  Published May 11th, 2023

History of Whitewater Rafting

The history of whitewater river running dates back to the Native Americans and John Wesley Powell, well before modern rubber rafts were invented. Let’s take a history lesson about our favorite sport.

  Published May 10th, 2023

[VIDEO] Top 5 Rapids on the Merced River

The Merced River is known for its big waves and continuous whitewater action. Located just outside Yosemite National Park, this Class III-IV run provides some epic rapids, all within a beautiful scenic canyon.

  Published May 9th, 2023

Spring Season Rafting at Higher River Flows

Learn about the additional considerations that need to be taken into account when planning a rafting trip during the spring “high flows” period in a year with a well above average snowpack.

  Published April 26th, 2023

Benefits of Wearing a Wetsuit for Rafting

Whitewater rafting is one of the best ways to enjoy the natural beauty of a river canyon. But it’s only fun when you are comfortable and not concerned about getting too cold. Let’s talk about wetsuits!

  Published April 24th, 2023

The 2023 California Whitewater Rafting Season Update

2023 will be an amazing year to raft in California with great options to choose from no matter what kind of trip you are looking for. See our season forecast and our recommendations for the best time to raft.

  Published April 12th, 2023

[VIDEO] Overnight & Multi Day Rafting Trip Packing List

Take any guesswork out of packing for your overnight rafting trip with these expert tips. You will learn what to bring (and what to leave at home) and how to pack your dry bag efficiently.

  Published April 11th, 2023

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