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South Fork American 1/2 Day PM Gorge Run

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Test Your Skill Rafting the American River Middle Fork

If you’re too advanced for the South Fork and not skilled enough for the North Fork, the perfect excursion for you may be rafting the American River Middle Fork. The Middle Fork is, for the most part, considered an intermediate river experience. The minimum age to participate is 14. The only rapid that gives some people pause on this trip is the Tunnel Chute, a thrilling roller coaster of a ride through a narrow chute into a flat water tunnel. Anxious travelers always have the option of walking around this rapid.

Rafting the American River South Fork: Kids Seven and Older Welcomed

If whitewater rafting the Middle Fork of the American River sounds too intense, you may want to give the South Fork a try. At a level III difficulty rating, it is appropriate for intermediates and for beginners, and children ages seven and older are welcomed. The South Fork certainly isn’t a boring ride—you’ll fly through more than fifty rapids—but the frantic activity alternates with some quiet time when you can relax and enjoy the view. Whatever your skill level, Adventure Connection has the perfect rafting trip for you.


Raft the Middle Fork of the American River
with Adventure Connection


A river rafting trip in Sacramento, California is just what you need to experience California at its best. Raft the Middle Fork of the American River with Adventure Connection and ride its challenging rapids with our expert whitewater rafting guides. Don’t delay! Reserve your California whitewater rafting trip today.


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