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!

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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
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Price

Monday-Friday
$139 (lunch)

 

Saturday & Sunday
$169 (lunch)

 

All prices are subject to an 8% state/county river access fee.

Departure Times

8 AM the morning of your trip

River Rating

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

Directions

Auburn, approximately 40 minutes east of Sacramento on Hwy 80, about 3 hours from the Bay area.

 

Take Hwy I-80 East from Sacramento to Auburn Ravine / Foresthill exit. Turn right at the exit and left at the signal; then right into the Raley’s Supermarket parking lot. Continue around to the back of Raley’s to park. Look for an Adventure Connection vehicle.

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!

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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.

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