It was a setup no one could see. Discover how the South Fork of the American River became known and how it has grown into the most popular whitewater rafting river in the Western US.
Fall for fall rafting in California! The summer crowds thin out after Labor Day, but great weather and excellent white water remain! See our recommendations for rafting in September and October.
The West is home to some of the most renowned whitewater rafting experiences in North America, and California’s most notable member of this league of legends – the treasured Tuolumne River.
The Wild and Scenic Tuolumne River features awe-inspiring scenery, heart-pounding Class 4+ rapids, captivating side hikes, and pristine beaches. Get ready as we unveil the top 5 rapids that make the Tuolumne an unrivaled rafting experience.
“Maybe you’ve rafted the South Fork before, but this year it’s different. Give it a shot!” Listen to some feedback from our guests about their rafting experience on a familiar river running at not-so-familiar flows.
There is no shortage of opportunities to play after your rafting trip on the Tuolumne or Merced rivers. As an alternative to visiting the nearby Yosemite National Park proper, check out our suggestions of hiking trails located just outside of the park.
Nestled just outside of Sequoia National Park, the Kaweah River is a must-visit for all adventure seekers. With a thrilling combination of Class IV rapids and lush scenery, this river is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The Merced River is known for its big waves and continuous whitewater action. Located just outside Yosemite National Park, this Class III-IV run provides some epic rapids, all within a beautiful scenic canyon.
Learn about the additional considerations that need to be taken into account when planning a rafting trip during the spring “high flows” period in a year with a well above average snowpack.
Combine your American River rafting trip with a visit to the nearby Apple Hill orchards and wineries sitting just above the river canyon. We’ll show you how.