LOWER MIDDLE FORK AMERICAN RIVER – 1/2 DAY RAFT TRIP

LOWER MIDDLE FORK AMERICAN RIVER | 1/2-DAY

The Lower Middle Fork American River is the perfect Class II rafting trip for families with younger kids (min. age is 4 years old!). Our half day trip is a 7 mile wilderness trip that meanders thru the canyon walls in the Auburn State Recreation Area. Due to the upstream water releases we meet at 12:30 pm and like to take our time on the river, possibly doing a hike or stopping for snacks (not included, but you are welcome to bring your own). We typically have you back to your vehicles by 5:30pm.

This beginner trip can be combined with the South Fork American River for an overnight adventure with camping.

Lower Middle Fork American River | 1/2-Day Trip

Trip Highlights

  • Best rafting trip for families with young kids – ages 4+
  • Close to Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and the Bay Area
  • Mellow rapids
  • Secluded wilderness setting
  • Inflatable Kayak rentals typically available
  • All summer long! From Mid-May thru the end of September

Price

Monday-Friday
$99 – adult
$89 – youth (4-17) / senior (62+)

Saturday & Sunday
$119 – adult
$109 – youth (4-17) / senior (62+)

All prices are subject to an 8% state/county river access fee.
Discounts available for groups of 6 or more.

Departure Times

12:30 PM

River Rating

Class II-II+ (Beginner)
7 Miles long!

Itinerary

We meet in the afternoon, so be sure to have a good lunch before you arrive. We transport into the Middle Fork American Canyon. You will get glimpses of the river flowing far below as we descend. At the put-in you will receive personal flotation devices, paddles & helmets and pre-trip instruction. There is a professional river guide on each raft, and if you rented a kayak they will be giving instructions to those people as well.

Along this 7 mile river trip there are safe beach areas for us to stop along the way for picnicking and play, and possible side hikes with waterfalls at the end! Wildlife sightings are often and you may see ducks, deer, heron and fish. At certain times there are blackberry bushes offering the most amazing fruit, we will stop and pick some if we see them!

At the take-out the guides load the equipment and we shuttle you back to your original meeting location.

Directions

Behind Raley’s – 13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603

Travel time is approximately 45 minutes from Sacramento, 1 hour from North Lake Tahoe and 2-2.5 hours from the Bay Area.

From Sacramento:

  • Get on I-80 East towards Reno
  • Take exit 121 for Auburn Ravine Rd toward Foresthill
  • Turn right onto Auburn Ravine Rd
  • Use the 2nd from the left lane to turn left onto Lincoln Way
  • Turn right onto Silver Bend Way (past the Raley’s shopping center) and turn right into the rear parking area behind Raley’s, continue UP THE RAMP where you will see our vehicles. You can also access this rear lot by turning into the Raley’s parking lot and turn right, drive around the right end of the building and into the large upper lot.

From Truckee/Reno:

  • Get on I-80 West towards Sacramento
  • Take the Foresthill exit in Auburn
  • Turn left over I-80
  • Use the 2nd from the left lane to turn left onto Lincoln Way
  • Turn right onto Silver Bend Way (past the Raley’s shopping center) and turn right into the rear parking area behind Raley’s, continue UP THE RAMP where you will see our vehicles. You can also access this rear lot by turning into the Raley’s parking lot and turn right, drive around the right end of the building and into the large upper lot.

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ABOUT RAFT CALIFORNIA

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!.

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