california rafting trips & vacations

South Fork American 1/2 Day PM Gorge Run

North Fork American River is a GO this Spring

50% Off Kids on Weekdays

How Do You Physically Prepare for a Whitewater Rafting Trip?

Once you’ve signed up for your American River whitewater rafting trip with Adventure Connection, you may be wondering if you should do anything to physically prepare. Will you need to learn any special skills or pass any fitness tests before you go?

The answer is, no, you don’t have to worry about anything like that before your trip. You will be given basic instruction on paddling and steering your raft, before you set out, and you will have at least one experienced guide on your raft at all times. You don’t have to worry about being an expert before you leave. Some of the rafting trips are more advanced and require some experience before you go, but you will be asked that when you book.

Like any physical activity, paddling the raft will require some exertion. You may find that you’re sore, after the trip, if you aren’t used to a lot of paddling. But there’s no need to take extra classes at the gym to get in shape for your trip. In fact, many trips are open to paddlers as young as seven, so, as long as you can lift the paddle, you’ll be fine.

If you have any other questions about your upcoming whitewater rafting trip on the American River, feel free to contact Adventure Connection. They are happy to answer your questions and put your mind at ease, so you can enjoy your trip.


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.


Rafting Trip Update

  Oh, hey there! Were you searching for whitewater rafting trips on the North Santiam, Tuolumne, Merced, Upper Sacramento or Kaweah rivers? As of the

Sacramento Sportsmen’s Expo

Enter to win a $250 river rafting gift card! The Tributary team will be at the expo this upcoming weekend January 18-21 and we would

Tributary Blog

Continue reading… Thanks for joining us here – want to read more about the changes coming for 2023?   A New Tributary in 2023