Join us for a fun and challenging day on a little known section of the Rogue River just outside of town. Your group can mix and match between a raft, inflatable kayaks, or we invite you to take on an athletic challenge and try Stand Up Paddle Boarding (or SUP) – the fastest growing water sport in the country. The scenic waters transform into a test of balance and coordination once you mount your own stand up paddleboard. Grab a few friends or family members to float in the shadow of Mt McLoughlin, learn to navigate whitewater rapids on your own, and get outside in a way that few have tried.
Almost half of Momentum trips are private and charter trips, we have one of the most experienced guide staffs in the country, and we are passionate about creating unique river trips that cater to the specific needs and abilities of our guests. Whether you’re looking for the challenge of a new sport or a relaxing float with your friends, let our team create the perfect day on the river just 30 minutes from Ashland.
The Rogue River below the Table Rocks is a mellow class I and II float, with plenty of time to take in the impressive scenery. Famous for its world-class fishing water, this section of river has been overlooked by whitewater river runners due to its mellow nature. But the excitement of the river completely changes based on your choice of craft and it is a perfect stretch for a group of family or friends.
For those interested in stand up paddleboarding Momentum guides will provide you with all the instruction you need to head downstream. You’ll have time to hone your skills and learn some basics in flat pools before encountering your first rapids. You can always “take a knee” for increased stability, or test your balance by standing through the waves of class II whitewater.
If you’re looking for a less wobbly challenge, there is the more stable and user-friendly inflatable kayak. Or, you can relax on a guided raft and enjoy the scenery. If you decide part-way downstream that the SUP is not for you, it’s never too late to change your mind and hop into the raft.
If you have some extra time, it’s easy to combine your trip with a hike up the Table Rocks before or after your trip. Table Rocks is a favorite hiking destination in the area, with impressive views of the Rogue Valley and plenty of trails winding through unique geological formations. They were formed by ancient lava flows, exposed after tens of millions of years of erosion. For the native Takelma tribe, they served as a fortress during battles with early settlers. Wildflowers cover the slopes in between the caves and mines along the base. This part of the valley provides beautiful scenery while we’re on the water, as well as some great nearby hiking options.
Full-Day Whitewater Option:
If you’re hungry for more whitewater and want a full day experience, continue downstream with us. After the morning stand up paddling and inflatable kayaking below the Table Rocks, we’ll stop to enjoy a delicious riverside lunch. We then surrender our individual crafts and jump in a raft to navigate the class III+ rapids of the classic ‘Nugget’ section of the Rogue River together.
Pricing, Group Sizes, and Details:
The trip is offered only as a charter trip and there are options for most ages and skill levels.
- The trip a fixed cost for groups of 1 to 8 people. Custom trips can go as large as 12 people (cost increases per person from 9 – 12 people).
- The trip can be done with transportation from the Ashland/Medford area or we can meet you at the river (just outside of Gold Hill) and have your vehicle shuttled to the end.
- Most half-day trips generally begin at 12:30 in Ashland or 1 pm outside of Gold Hill. The trip ends around 6 to 6:30 pm. Full day trip morning meeting time is flexible.
- Custom options and itineraries are available
- Please call or email with any questions or for the full day option.