About Us

Dana & Dave Steinhauser, Owners

dana+daveTogether, Dana & Dave are volunteer firefighters and trained first responders. They have worked together as professional whitewater guides, trained swift water rescuers, and business owners for over 20 years.

They organize the Trinity River Freestyle Rodeo & slalom events, winter sea kayaking, and river running. They won the 2013 Burnt Ranch Race beating out the Oregon Racing Team and 4 other rafts.

Dana & Dave are committed to environmental awareness, conservation, and preservation. They’ve served on Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group, part of Trinity River Restoration Program, for 10+ years. They’re also members of Friends of the Trinity River, American Whitewater, American Canoe Association, and America Outdoors.

In the early years of Trinity River Rafting, summer dam releases were smaller and David directed smaller rafts from his kayak. In 1990, summer minimum releases increased 50% and rafting activity on the Trinity River increased 1600% with flows that allowed larger rafts. Adventurers continue to enjoy these reliable summer minimum flows, even in drought years. In 2000, River Restoration legislation added powerful springtime flows in all but the driest years. Dana & Dave have avidly supported whitewater-friendly flows as well as a healthy river.


Our Guides

Trinity River Rafting’s guides demonstrate integrity, judgement, compassion, and humor. They also have the technical and medical skills required of outdoor leaders.

George Williams

george williamsGeorge has been guiding with Trinity River Rafting since 2002. He’s an audacious artist, gymnast, tango dancer, and Predator fan.

Glen Hoxie

glen hoxieGlen is a math teacher who’s been guiding with Trinity River Rafting since 2003. When he’s not guiding with us, you can find him on the Salmon, Snake, or Rogue River.

Brian Wheeler

brian wheelerBrian’s lighthearted sense of humor will put you at ease while you’re on the river with him. He’s guided with us for over four years.

Ben Hoxie

ben hoxieBen’s a second generation raft guide who’s spent his summers running rivers since he was 4. After five seasons with Trinity River Rafting, Ben inspires confidence on our Pigeon Point and Burnt Ranch Gorge.

Storm Miller

storm millerStorm started rowing gear boats five years ago on the Klamath River. He starts his days kayaking before morning paddle raft trips. A kayaker once described Storm as “highly informative and instructive with no ego.”

Kate Samp

kate sampKate is energetic and outgoing. She loves kids and encourages them to challenge themselves in positive and supportive ways. Kate is an outdoor science teacher in the off-season.

Bill Owens

bill owensBill grew up in a whitewater town enjoying the Salmon and Selway Rivers. After he took a rowing trip in the Grand Canyon, Bill joined our team as a confident guide with superb lines.

John “Jay” Wolfe

john wolfeJay logged over a thousand miles on the Chattooga and Kern Rivers before joining us as a fifth year guide. Jay’s Southern hospitality and background in outdoor leadership make him a great guide.

Teamo Tenario-Gregori

Teamo Tenario-GregoriTeamo has been guiding with Trinity River Rafting for over four years. He’s a peaceful, attentive, and kind person.

About Us

Trinity River Rafting has been guiding whitewater adventures since 1988. We’re committed to providing you with personalized, high-quality trips that are affordable and fun!

We operate under the permit by the Shasta-Trinity and Klamath National Forests. We are an equal opportunity service provider.

(530) 623-3033

31021 State Hwy 299 W

Big Flat, CA 96010