The Rapids are What Make Your River Rafting Trip Exciting

What makes a white water rafting trip exciting is the rapids. Rapids are areas of a river where the water gets rough and foamy. This can be caused by obstructions in the river, rocks and boulders in the riverbed, a sharp drop, or a combination of the above.

River rapids are graded based on how difficult and dangerous they are. The rapids in the South Fork of the American River are graded from Class I to Class III. This means that they range from being slightly rough, but not requiring any skill to navigate, to having medium waves and requiring some skill, but not too dangerous. But don’t let that fool you. The Class III rapids on the American River are well known, and occur frequently, and you will have an exciting ride on your trip.

As you gain experience and want to try harder rivers, Adventure Connection offers trips on other rivers that have Class IV, Class V, and higher classes of rapids.

When you’re ready for the thrill of a lifetime, your trip with Adventure Connection begins by making your reservation for your white water rafting experience. Contact them — today.


Raft the South 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 South 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.

Group Discounts

We offer the following group discounts for our California white water rafting adventures. You can also check out some of our most popular group rafting trips:

  • 5% off with 6-11 people
  • 10% off with 12-17 people
  • 15% off with 18-23 people
  • 20% off with 24-29 people
  • 25% off with 30+ people

Family Rafting Specials

On our Weekday American River Overnight Rafting & Camping Trips kids are 50% off with every full paying adult! Trips depart on Mondays & Thursdays all summer long! These trips are great for families with kids ages 4+.


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