Middle Fork American River Rafting

Experience Class IV Whitewater Rafting on the American River

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About This Experience

General Information hide

Get ready for whitewater thrills and spills on the Middle-Fork of the American River during this full-day Whitewater Rafting Adventure. This high intensity Class III – V Rafting Adventure is geared towards thrill seekers and individuals with previous rafting experience, and is a great way to spend time out on the waters of this California River!

The excitement begins first thing in the morning when you meet your Guide at the Rafting Center located approximately 40 minutes east of Sacramento in Aburn, CA. Here you'll receive an orientation and safety overview before heading out to the shores of the American River where you’ll receive your paddle, helmet and life jacket. Once ready, the boats will be launched and you'l have a chance to practice your paddling skills as prior to heading towards the fun of the Tunnel Chute and Kanaka Falls! Throughout the adventure, you'll paddle a total of eighteen miles down the American River, taking a break mid-day to enjoy a freshly packed lunch along the river. Chunder and Parallel Parking rapids make this rafting trip to remember!

So whether you are looking for fun things to do or a unique experience gift, this American River Whitewater Rafting Trip is the ticket!

Where It's Located hide

  • Auburn, California (Middle Fork)

Who Is Included hide

The Middle Fork American River Rafting Experience Gifts Certificate is for one participant. You will be joined by additional participants in the raft.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

When It Is Offered hide

The Middle Fork Rafting Trips are offered five days a week March thru September, subject to availability. Trips typically begin at 8:00 AM.

How Long Is It hide

This American River Whitewater Rafting Trip includes a 17 mile rafting trip and has a total duration of approximately 9 hours.

Weather hide

The American River Whitewater Rafting may be rescheduled due to high winds, heavy rain or other inclement weather, and low water levels. All decisions to cancel, move, or postpone scheduled trips will be made by the Guide the day of the reservation.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably, and bring a change of clothing. Recommended items include a water bottle, swimsuit, shorts, t-shirt, a fleece or jacket, outdoor sandals or non-slip sneakers, sunglasses or hat and sunscreen. Flip-Flops are not permitted and cotton clothing is not recommended.

Additional Information hide

Your rafting experience will take place with a Professional Guide and includes all rafting gear, and life jackets (life jackets will fit a maximum chest size of 52 inches). Lunch is included and typically features Deli-Wraps with multiple meat, veggie and cheese options. Gluten-free choices are also available.

Participants are advised to be well rested. Please avoid drinking alcohol 24 hours prior to the scheduled experience.

Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions such as heart or lung conditions, severe asthma, back problems, recent surgery, obesity or osteoporosis or any other condition which is considered unsafe are not eligible to participate.

The recommended minimum age for participants is 14 years old. All participants must be in good physical condition and know how to swim. For your safety reasons, Guides reserve the right to turn away anyone they feel will jeopardize the safety of the trip.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form.


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Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the Middle Fork American River Rafting Experience require thirty-five (35) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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