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Best California Class IV Rivers: Middle Fork of the American River

Whitewater Rafting in California – SACRAMENTO, California – Every rafter is looking for that once-in-a-lifetime thrill ride to remember for years to come. With its awesome Class V rapids, the Middle Fork of the American River offers the experience that serious rafters are looking for and is definitely one of the best Class V rivers in California. I have found that even less experienced rafters who want an unforgettable California rafting trip can handle the Middle Fork of the American River near Sacramento, California.

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The Middle Fork of the American River offers rapids up to Class V, guaranteeing a thrilling California rafting adventure. Your heart will be pounding as you go through Class II through Class V rapids, but you will get a chance to recover and take in the beautiful scenery of central California and the crystal-clear waters of the best rafting river near Sacramento. According to the California Rafting Alliance, the Middle Fork of the American River offers, “an unforgettable California whitewater rafting adventure in Central California.” Adventure Connection’s guides are top-notch and recognized as some of the best in the business by the World Rafting Association.

American River Middle Fork: Best Class IV Rapids

The most famous rapid on the Middle Fork of the American River is the Tunnel Chute. The Tunnel Chute was formed in the 1850s when gold miners blasted away part of a ridge. What remains is a narrow, churning white-water rapid with a steep drop. This Class V rapid will be the biggest challenge you face on your California rafting trip. Though most rafters on this trip are intermediate, beginners in good physical condition who are up for the challenge are welcome to sign up. Trips on the Middle Fork are available from late May to mid September.

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A river rafting trip in Sacramento, California is just what you need to experience California at its best. Raft the Middle Fork of the American River with Adventure Connection and ride its challenging rapids with our expert whitewater rafting guides. Don’t delay! Reserve your California whitewater rafting trip today.


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