MIDDLE FORK 1-DAY | AMERICAN RIVER RAFTING

The Middle Fork is one of the deepest river canyons in California. Once scheduled to be under hundreds of feet of water as part of the Auburn Dam project, folks just like you discovered it’s treasures and forced the powers-that-be both here in California and back in D.C. to recognize it’s true worth as an important part of our environmental, social, economic and spiritual health. Check out this gem – it’s perhaps the most bang for your buck (in so many ways) that you can get anywhere in our fair state!

Middle Fork 1-Day | American River Rafting At Its Finest

Trip Highlights

  • Exciting Whitewater: perfect for the experienced paddler, as well as the very adventuresome first-time rafter
  • The famous Class V Tunnel Chute: an exciting adrenaline rush whitewater ride
  • Legendary Gold Rush River with visible mining sites along the riverbank
  • A delightful riverside lunch as we relax and enjoy the quiet of the day
  • Great guides: skilled and ready to provide a safe and fun outdoor adventure
  • Exciting wildlife and spectacular mountain vistas to savor and enjoy
  • A full day of fun, relaxation and excitement in a beautiful river canyon

Price

Monday-Friday
$149 – adult
$139 – youth (14-16)
$139 – senior (62+)

 

Saturday & Sunday
$169 – adult
$159 – youth (14-16)
$159 – senior (62+)

 

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

Departure Times

8 AM the morning of your trip

River Rating

Class IV (Beginner/ Intermediate: Medium Intensity Whitewater)
17 Miles of Rafting!

Itinerary

Get ready for a great day on the river! We board our river van promptly at 8:00 a.m. and head for the river about 45 minutes away. En route your guides will present orientation and safety information. At the river launching site you will receive your river gear including a paddle, a helmet, and a life jacket. We will launch our boats, practice paddling skills with our guides, and head for the excitement and fun of the Tunnel Chute and Kanaka Falls!

We stop mid-day for a delicious lunch along the river where we have time to enjoy the peacefulness of the canyon and its wildlife before paddling through more fun rapids like Chunder and Parallel Parking to finish the day’s run. Our shuttle vehicle will greet us at take-out with cold beverages for the ride back to your car.

You’re ready to head home by around 4:00-5:00 p.m., relaxed and full of memories from a great river trip experience!

Meeting Location

Crooked Lane Brewing Company in Auburn, CA

Address: 536 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95603

We have a reserved set of parking spaces located at Crooked Lane Brewing Company in Auburn, CA. There are several ways to enter the parking lot, but we have found the easiest way is via Highway 49. Please park in these designated spaces to the right side of the building (looking from Highway 49 towards the large covered patio with the columns). Our staff member will also be there to greet you.

At the end of your rafting trip there are cold drinks and food available at Crooked Lane. Delivery is also available from most restaurants in town. To extend your stay, we recommend the Springhill Suites in Auburn (a preferred partner of Raft California).