North Fork American River Rafting | Class IV California White Water Rafting
a thrilling advanced whitewater challenge – welcome to our north fork american river rafting trips!
Plummeting out of the Desolation Valley basin near Lake Tahoe lies the free-flowing North Fork American River with some of California’s most exciting springtime technical rapids. From the moment we enter the river, the ride is challenging and exciting. The upper stretch of river has an average gradient drop of 50′ per mile through a steep and narrow granite canyon for spectacular whitewater and great vistas — when we have a moment! Turns are tight and technical; Chamberlain Falls is a thrilling drop! North Fork American River rafting is a must-do for the true adventure seeker.
Rafters ready for the North Fork are in good physical condition and possess prior Class III paddling experience. We will cover advanced paddling, safety, and swimming techniques before beginning our run. Wetsuits are usually required for this run. You can bring your own or rent them in advance (please reserve at least 24 hours in advance).
Here is the chance to get an intermediate and advanced river in this rocking combo! Available only in May, and possibly early June, depending on water levels. This combo gives you the opportunity to get in a lot of river miles while experiencing great intermediate and advanced level rapids. Meet us at our South Fork American campsite the morning of your trip where we will be camping that night. We raft both the North Fork and the Middle Fork of the American, enjoying the area’s most challenging rapids on this two-day extravaganza!
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!.
6500 State Highway 49
Lotus, CA 95651-9764