California Whitewater Rafting Trips on the American River

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Family Rafting Trips

We have selected a few trips that your family will enjoy. Some offer wine-tasting. Some of the Quick Rafting Trips offer families opportunities to “just get their feet wet”. There are many different opportunities for your family to enjoy themselves in the outdoors.

Middle Fork American River Rafting Trips

If you like sparkling clear water and dramatic wilderness canyons resplendent with lush forests, then whitewater rafting on the Middle Fork of the American River is definitely for you!

Rafting and Wine Tasting

The wine tasting during hors d'oeuvres after the first day of rafting provides you with a introduction to the high quality of wines from the El Dorado County.

Mariah Guide School

Our intensive American River Whitewater Rafting Guide School is a six-day workshop designed for those wishing to gain employment as commercial river guides and private rafters wanting to gain knowledge and increase their skills of safe rafting techniques for their own use.

Group Rafting Trips

Whether you have a group of 6 or a group of 50, Mariah Wilderness Expeditions can help you plan the perfect rafting adventure. Great discounts apply!

5 Reasons to Choose Mariah


    Mariah’s American River guides are amongst the most safety-conscience, experienced, fun-loving, knowledgeable guides on the river. We have our own professional whitewater guide school where we can train new guides to the high standards that we set.

    Mariah’s safety record on the American Rivers is outstanding, since we began our company in 1982. Mariah’s equipment is state-of-the-art.

    Our entire staff has an excellent reputation for making our guests feel like family, from the initial phone call. We want each of our guests to feel important, and to feel that they are receiving an excellent value for their time and their money.

    Our American River campground is one of the largest on the river, all campsites either on, or near, the riverbank. Our showers have endless hot water and our toilets are flush. Volleyball, ping pong, horseshoes, a nature trail, guest kiosk, and walk-in store will add to your fun.

    Since 1982, Mariah is one of the oldest, most experienced rafting company on the American River, with the same owner-developer throughout, and some of Mariah’s guides have been with us for over 25 years. Our goal is your happiness.

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Middle Fork of the American River Rafting Trip with Mariah Wilderness Expeditions

How we run our trip! Take a look at our popular 1 day #rafting trip on the Middle Fork of the American River.