Rafters ready for the North Fork are in good physical condition and possess prior Class III paddling experience with a minimum age of 14. We will cover advanced paddling safety and swimming techniques before setting out.

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

Trip Highlights

  • Exciting Whitewater: a great step up for experienced paddlers in good physical condition
  • Best technical whitewater in California, ready to thrill you with its challenges
  • An early spring-time whitewater adventure: a great transition into summer rafting fun
  • The famous Class IV+ Chamberlain Falls: a challenging whitewater run
  • Ten miles of almost continuous whitewater
  • Exciting wildlife and spectacular mountain vistas to savor and enjoy
  • A delightful riverside lunch as we relax and enjoy the wilderness


$149 – adult
$139 – youth (12-16)
$139 – senior (62+)


Saturday & Sunday
$169 – adult
$159 – youth (12-16)
$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

8:00am-10:00am Time Varies

River Rating

Class IV (Intermediate To Advanced)
9 Miles of Rafting!


Get ready for a great day on the river! We board our river van 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, a lifejacket and a wetsuit. We will launch our boats, practice paddling skills with our guides, and head for the excitement and fun of Slaughter Sluice, Chamberlain Falls and Staircase rapids!

We stop mid-day for a hearty lunch along the river where we have time to enjoy the peace of the remote canyon. The trip continues at a more leisurely pace while still enjoying fun rapids and the awesome granite walls of the wilderness canyon. Our shuttle vehicle will greet us at take-out with beverages for the ride back to your car.

You’ll head for home happy, 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).