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Famous California River Rapids on the American River

California Whitewater Rafting — RAFT THE AMERICAN RIVER — Adventure Connection river rafting trips in California are an exciting way to experience the outdoors, get your blood pumping, and test your sense of adventure as you go shooting through some of the most technical rapids in the country.

There are many famous rapids on the American River that you’ll have a chance to paddle through. If you go on the South Fork of the American River for your trip, you’ll have the chance to paddle through Class III rapids that require skill and an experienced guide to safely navigate. The Gorge run gives you the chance to go through the famous Hospital Bar and Satan’s Cesspool rapids, while the Chili Bar run takes you through Meatgrinder, Race Horse Bend, Troublemaker, and Triple Threat.

The Middle Fork of the American River has the famous Tunnel Chute, which is a Class V rapid that was created when gold miners blasted part of the canyon in the 1850s. There are also many other Class III and Class IV rapids on that section of the river.

The American River also has the North Fork, which has a section of continuous white water for nearly 10 miles. The North Fork also has many famous, challenging rapids, including the Class IV Chamberlain Falls, as well as Slaughter Sluice and Staircase rapids.

These are just some of the thrilling rapids that you’ll have a chance to experience in your river rafting adventure on the American River. For full details, and to make your reservation, contact Adventure Connection today.

Raft the South Fork of the American River
with Adventure Connection

A river rafting trip in Sacramento, California is just what you need to experience California at its best. Raft the South 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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