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. Minimum age is 12. 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
$139 – adult
$129 – youth (14-16)
$129 – 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!

Directions

6500 Hwy 49, Coloma, approximately 1 hour east of Sacramento on Hwy 49, about 3 hours from the Bay Area.

 

Take Hwy I-80 or Hwy I-5 to Sacramento, then Hwy 50 east towards Placerville/So Lake Tahoe. In about 30 miles take the Ponderosa Road exit in Shingle Springs. Turn left over the freeway, then make an immediate right at the light onto North Shingle Road. That automatically becomes Lotus Road at mile 4.5. At mile 11.3 turn left at the stop sign onto Hwy. 49, and follow 2 miles to the Adventure Connection sign at 6500 Hwy 49. Turn left into gate and follow signs to our meeting area.

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Book Your American River Rafting Adventure Today!

We’re confident that you’ll agree with the editors of Sunset Magazine when they chose our whitewater rafting company as having one of the “Ten Best River Trips In the West”!

 

At the end of the trip you will have the chance to view and purchase photos of your raft running the South Fork—a wonderful reminder of your exciting day with Adventure Connection.

MOST POPULAR AMERICAN RIVER RAFTING TRIPS

This 17-mile trip is a Middle Fork extravaganza for those of you wanting a lot of excitement in one, very full day. We’ll be on the river early, running the Tunnel Chute and lots of other exciting rapids as well as floating and paddling the calmer stretches of the river. This trip highlights the best white water rafting in California

This is our most popular American River rafting trip, and for good reason! South Fork American River rafting leads to a day of excitement, fun, and relaxation in a beautiful river canyon with lunch along the riverbank. Great for group outings and perfect for a California white water rafting family trip!

Experience 2 luxurious days of California white water rafting and camping, delicious wine and relaxation all in a stunning river canyon. This unique trip features 1-day of Wine tasting, 11 miles of rafting, 1 night of camping, and amazing company. Enjoy 4 great meals prepared by your guides and other camping activities!

Try out the best multi day white water rafting California has to offer. This California rafting trip mixes the adventure of rafting with the beauty of sleeping under the stars. You experience rafting the American river, the canyon, the people, the food, and waking up in the morning to fresh coffee, fruit and an awesome breakfast!

ABOUT ADVENTURE CONNECTION

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.

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