Full-Day Rafting Options | California White Water Rafting Trips

looking for the best california white water rafting trips? look no further!

With over 25+ years of experience, we invite you to join us for a day trip on the river this summer.

A one-day excursion offers you a bit more time to enjoy both the river and the environment that it flows through. All of our rivers can be run in one day (though we really suggest doing them in two!). And all of our one-day trips include a great lunch on the river. Contact us and we will help choose the best California white water rafting trip for you and your group!

We meet at our campsite just outside Coloma on Highway 49 and shuttle up to the top of the river canyon, where we begin the Chili Bar run. The river starts right out with exciting rapids so first-timers are ready for a thrill from the beginning. After we practice our paddle strokes we’ll tackle fun and challenging rapids like Meatgrinder and Triple Threat, and finish off the big rapids with the excitement of Troublemaker. We enjoy the beauty of the river canyon stopping for lunch along the riverbank and take out at our camp in time for fond farewells.

This full-day Class 2 run is suitable for all ages 4+! This is the perfect American River trip to introduce young ones to whitewater rafting. Located in the Auburn State Recreation Area the river flows thru the secluded river canyon allowing for wildlife viewing and playing in the water. Trips meet at 1:30 PM in Auburn and are finished around 6:00 PM.

The 9-mile Chili Bar full-day whitewater rafting trip meets at 8:30 AM and finishes around noon. Lunch is not included on these trips, but can be added for an additional cost. And whilst we truly believe that the more time you spend on a river the happier you’ll be…these two mini-runs are gems!

The 11-mile Gorge 1-day whitewater rafting trip meets at 11:00 AM at our camp for lunch. We launch our boats around noon and finish around 4:00 PM. Get all the fun the Gorge has to offer with Class 3+ action from  Satan’s Cesspool, Hospital Bar and more!


With over 25 years of running the highest quality rafting trips and river tours, Adventure Connection invites you to join us on one of our spectacular rafting adventures. We have whitewater rafting trips on the South Fork American, Middle Fork American, North Fork American, Tuolumne and Kaweah rivers.

Adventure Connection 6500 CA-49 Lotus, CA 95651 (530) 626-7385