California Whitewater Rafting — RAFTING TRIPS ON THE SOUTH FORK OF THE AMERICAN RIVER — Those who enjoy thrills and adrenaline sports will have no doubt contemplated whitewater rafting the American River at some point. This area, once famed for its gold, now hold valuables of another kind – memories. Many people have conquered this 119 mile stretch, or parts of it, in rafts, canoes and boats. With all of the wonderful sights and sounds of the area, it truly is a destination not to be missed by anyone with a passion for the extreme.
Rafting the American River is for all ages
While it is home to some of the most exciting routes, whitewater rafting the American River is not just for the experts. Some areas such as the South Fork of the American River play host to more gentle areas of water that are perfect for beginners and amateurs. Children as young as 7 are invited to try out these twists and turns, and there are many excursions that set out to guide families safely and enjoyably down the river for the trip of a lifetime.