California Whitewater Rafting — AMERICAN RIVER RAFTING TRIPS — California has an abundance of recreational opportunities, with something for everyone. And for the adventurous soul, California has some of the best whitewater rafting around.
The American River in central California has three different segments that have distinct personalities. Located just one hour east of Sacramento in the central part of the state, you can choose a river rafting adventure to fit your skill and comfort level.
The South Fork is the best trip for beginners. Here you’ll have a chance to experience the thrill of Class III rapids. This river is suitable for those who have never rafted before, and is the ideal place to try it out and see what all the excitement is about. Your river guide has years of experience and knows this river by heart, and will give you pointers on how to paddle to best guide the raft through the water. You’ll have the chance to shoot over 50 rapids, with calm stretches in between to recover and prepare for the next one.
Though this trip is exciting, it’s also suitable for children ages 7 and older, and makes a great family trip. Try out a one day trip, or go on a two day trip that includes camping. Rafting on the American River is the perfect way to try out white water rafting. After experiencing this, you’ll definitely be back for more!