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Rafting Near Me – LA Trip Planning Guide

Looking for rafting near Los Angeles? Look no further!

Los Angeles is where Nate Rangel, our founding “father” (okay, that sounds a bit over-the-top!) was born and raised. His first river trip 36 years ago, at the ripe old age of 30, was right here in our backyard on the South Fork of the American. And although Los Angelenos essentially live in a dessert we all think you should occasionally get out of town and enjoy the sun, water, flora, fauna and history that our rivers provide. So, whether you’re looking for an intermediate family adventure, or want to go wine tasting and rafting with friends…or enjoy one of our Class IV or V white knuckle runs…check out the pages of this site.


Any one of our trips is convenient to LA – either by automobile, plane or…if you’ve got lots of time on your hands…a mule or two. Our American trips are within an hour of what has been called California’s most convenient and passenger friendly airport – Sacramento International (the “International” moniker is a stretch as there’s only one flight daily to one foreign port of call in Mexico!). But even so it’s truly a great airport to use. So, if you hail from LA or Orange County or even San Diego come on up and smell the flowers. We’ll take good care of you.

Local Lodging Partners

For the South Fork American

For the Middle and North Forks of the American

For the Tuolumne

  • Groveland Hotel: (209) 962-4000 or (800) 273-3314
  • Hotel Charlotte: (209) 962-6455
  • All Seasons Groveland Inn: (800) 595-9993
  • Yosemite Rose: (866) 962-6548

For the Kaweah River

Our Most Popular American River Rafting Trips

American River Rafting, California White Water Rafting
Half Day
Chili Bar

This is the best California river rafting trip for first-time rafters as well as experienced paddlers, families with kids, groups of friends, and company team building outings. Whilst we truly believe that the more time you spend on a river the happier you’ll be…this trip is a gem!

White Water Rafting California, American River Rafting Trips
One Day

This is our most popular American River rafting trip, and for good reason! It’s a wonderful day of rafting, excitement, fun and relaxation in a beautiful river canyon with lunch along the riverbank. Family-friendly and great for group outings!

American River Rafting, California White Water Rafting
Red Wine Whitewater

This trip is two days of excitement, fun and relaxation in a beautiful river canyon. 1-Day Wine tasting, 1-Day rafting, one night camping & 11 miles of rafting. Enjoy 4 great meals prepared by your guides, and many other camping activities.

Local Weather

Excessive Heat Watch

3:30 AM PDT on June 21, 2018
8:00 PM PDT on June 24, 2018

Fire Weather Watch

4:59 AM PDT on June 21, 2018
8:00 AM PDT on June 24, 2018
Thursday 06/21 0%
Sunny. High 93F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 06/22 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High near 100F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 06/23 0%
Sunny skies. High 101F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.