River’s Edge operates exclusively on the Upper Russian River, which is recognized for the dynamic terrain, water clarity, unspoiled wilderness, consistent flow and abundant wildlife. Owner Lollie Merce believes it is her mission to cure “Nature Deficiency Disorder” (NDD), by offering safe, affordable and hassle-free river excursions to families, youth groups and nature lovers of the greater Bay Area and beyond.
The “Alex Trip” is 11 or 16 miles with 4–6 hours of paddle time. This is a self-guided trip, rated as a Class I – II flow that winds through unspoiled wilderness.This trip starts 16 miles north of Healdsburg in the beautiful Alexander Valley, which is not easily accessible to the general public and considered a more wild section of the river.
The Rio Self-Guided Trip is a 5 mile stretch that runs north of Healdsburg, with 2–3 hours of casual paddle time. This is a self guided trip, rated as a Class I flow, with enough current to keep you navigating and negotiating through over-hanging trees and a few sand bars.
For the ultimate fun, River’s Edge guides can customize a 3-4 day trip, up to 35 miles down the Russian River, as you camp at the “rustic” campgrounds along the way. For the more adventurous, they can arrange for you to paddle down river to the “mouth”, where the river meets the ocean. Minimum group size for this trip is 20 persons.
At River’s Edge you can choose from double and single kayaks, freestyle and traverse SUP’s and canoes that hold two adults and up to two small children.
Dress in layers – swim suit, light clothing, a warm shirt, and dry clothes for after your trip. Wear water shoes, tennis shoes, or sandals with straps. Flip Flops not recommended!
Find River’s Edge “At the Bridge” in Healdsburg, right across from Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Park. 13840 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg.
River’s Edge Headquarters
“At the Bridge” in Healdsburg
13840 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95448