Kaweah River Rafting Trips | White Water Rafting California

The Kaweah River is the closest Class 4 run in Southern California. Due to the challenging nature of this run you must be in good physical condition and possess prior paddling experience, preferably Class IV or higher. You will also be expected to participate in a pre-trip instruction class on the first morning, covering advanced paddling, safety, and swimming techniques. 

The Kaweah River is a steep river canyon located in Sequoia National Park. This spring run flows freely from snowmelt that typically runs from April-early June, but into July in a heavy snowpack year! 

Our one-day trips run on Saturdays and Sundays, meeting at 8:30 AM. After check-in we’ll take a short drive to the put-in where you will receive a safety orientation and paddling instruction by your guides. The stretch of river we do on the one-day trip is very exciting with many class IV and V rapids including “Suicide Falls” and “The Flood”. After a picnic lunch on the riverbank we’ll get back into our boats and tackle some of the biggest rapids on the river like “Upper and Lower Slickies” and “Holiday Hole”. Our take-out is at Lake Kaweah – just a short bus ride back to your vehicles. We’re usually off the water and back at our meeting site by 3 to 4 PM.


With over 25 years of running the highest quality rafting trips and river tours, Raft California invites you to join us on one of our spectacular rafting adventures!

We have whitewater rafting trips on over 12 rivers in Northern California, Oregon, and into Nevada! Rivers include the South Fork American, Middle Fork American, North Fork American, North Yuba, Truckee, Tuolumne, Kaweah and more!.

Raft California
6500 State Highway 49
Lotus, CA 95651-9764
(530) 626-7385