Escape the bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the natural playground of the river and enjoy rafting on the Lower James River under the city skyline.
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Upper James River Rafting in Richmond
If you are looking for milder rapids and want to be surrounded by the natural scenery of the James River, then this trip is a great option.
We will meet you at Forest Hill Park (parking lot at the intersection of New Kent Ave and W 42nd St) before shuttling up to our put-in point about four miles upriver. You will get outfitted with helmets, PFDs, and paddles before receiving a safety briefing from the trip leader.
As you tackle Class I-II rapids, including Pony Pasture, Choo Choo, and Mitchell’s Gut, you’ll enjoy beautiful scenery and wildlife. For non-paddlers, we can provide a rower so you can relax and take in the calming views of the James River.
Halfway down, we will stop on a deserted island in the middle of the river to relax and sightsee. After the trip, we will bring you back to Forest Hill Park.
Towels, change of clothes, camera, swimwear, hat, sunglasses, river footwear, sunscreen, water bottle, mask/PPE
Raft, paddles, helmets, PFDs, safety equipment, shuttle, snack, guides, photographers