Raft the Middle Fork American River
The Middle Fork American River is a Class IV or intermediate river that is suitable for experienced guests and adventurous first timers alike. Our usual minimum age is 12 years old ,making it a great family outing for teenagers.
Your rafting trip on the Middle Fork American River starts with a bang! Within minutes of jumping into the boat you encounter several Class III rapids, preparing you for the first Class IV rapid, Tunnel Chute. Ending in a 90 ft tunnel through a solid rock ridge which was created by miners in the late 1860's, Tunnel Chute's rich history and awesome white water make it one of the most infamous features of the Middle Fork American River. Your day continues with several more class III and IV rapids as we continue deeper into the canyon culminating with Kanaka falls, the final class IV rapid of the morning
The middle section of this whitewater rafting trip mellows out and allows for swimming, relaxing and time to take in the scenery as you float 2,000 ft below the Canyon rim. After a river side lunch stop the second set of Class IV rapids will take you to the end of the river trip. These last rapids are the most continuos and technical section of whitewater rafting on the Middle Fork American River. This is a very popular but long day trip or a more leisurely two-day whitewater wilderness camping trip. Scroll down for more information on two and three day rafting trips.