South Fork American River: A Great Beginner Rafting Trip

Beginner rafters may be a little intimidated by a California rafting trip due to the high quantity of Class IV – V rivers. The South Fork of the American River in Placerville, California is a great beginner rafting trip for those who are new to the sport, and Adventure Connection is hands down the best outfitter for this popular rafting destination in central California.

South Fork American River Rafting: The Basics

Located near Sacramento, the South Fork of the American River is one of the most popular river trips in California. This Class II – III section of white water offers superb beginner rapids from April through September. On this spectacular California rafting trip you’ll experience the famous scenery of California’s Gold Country. Ted Bilton, a veteran rafter and blogger for the World Rafting Alliance, says the South Fork American River, “Offers something for everyone and provides an excellent introductory rafting experience.”

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The South Fork of the American River in Placerville, California is a highly recommended beginner rafting trip with Class III rapids. Those  looking for more adventure should check out the Middle Fork of the American River, which features Class II to V Rapids that can be safely navigated by those with no rafting experience but are in good shape physically. More experienced rafters may want to try the North Fork of the American River, another river highly recommended by the California Rafting Alliance. With Class IV rapids, this is one of Adventure Connection’s more difficult trips, and you must have previous Class III experience prior to sign up.


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