This whitewater adventure begins in Southern Oregon with 5+ miles of Class 3 rapids to warm up on before tackling the more challenging rapids! The Class 4 rapids begin with the gradient change and you enter into the steep canyon walls. The rapids are long and the water is big. We enjoy lunch on the river before crossing back into California at mile 11. On the remaining stretch after the border, the canyon opens up and the river mellows allowing for voluntary swims. We typically take out at Fishing Access 6 above Copco Lake. The shuttles to/from Weed are a bit long, and we will provide refreshments after the rafting trip.


Pre-requisits for this Upper Klamath River raft trip:

  • Previous Class 3 paddling experience
  • Strong swimming skills

Upper Klamath River 1-Day Trip | Northern California Whitewater Rafting

Trip Highlights

  • Class IV Caldera – 100+ yards
  • Class IV Hells Corner –  600+ yards!! We typically stop at Frain Ranch to scout this rapid.
  • Many other Class 4 rapids include Satan’s Gate, Ambush, Snag Island, as well as other Class 3’s like Bermuda Triangle and Branding Iron.

Trip Includes

  • A delicious riverside lunch
  • A skilled guide in every raft ready to provide a safe and fun outdoor adventure
  • PFD (personal flotation device) and helmet for each participant
  • Shuttle to/from our meeting location in Weed, CA


$189 – adult
$169 – youth (14-16)
$169 – senior (62+)
All prices are subject to an 8% state/county river access fee. Discounts available for groups of 6 or more.
Wetsuits may be required for this river trip. You are welcome to bring your own or rent from us. 

Departure Times

8 AM the morning of your trip Shuttle from Weed to JC Boyle is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes

River Rating

Class IV (Intermediate: Medium Intensity Whitewater) 11 Miles of Rafting!


Please note times are an apporximation and we may end up running ahead of, or behind schedule…we like to call it “river time”!
8:00am – Meet in Weed, CA for shuttle to Put In
8:10am – 9:30am Shuttle to JC Boyle Powerhouse (Put In location)
9:30am – 10:00am Trip prep and orientation
10:00am – 12:30pm Rafting!
12:30pm – 1:00pm Stop for riverside lunch
1:00pm – 4:00pm More rafting!
4:00pm Take out – please hold onto the gear we provided and your guide will instruct you where to put it before loading our shuttle.
4:30pm – 6:00pm Shuttle back to Weed, CA


Upper Klamath rafting trips meet in Weed, CA. Locations vary and often times pick-up from a local hotel or AirBnb is available. Please refer to your email confirmation for specific meeting location and instructions. 
Approximate drive times from popular Northern California and Oregon locations:
Mt. Shasta, CA – 12 mins/7 miles N
Redding, CA – 1¼  mins/15 miles N
Yreka, CA –  30 mins/29 miles N
Ashland, OR – 1¼ mins/65 miles N
Medford, OR – 1½ hr/79 miles N
Sacramento, CA – 3½ hrs/240 miles SW
San Francisco, CA –  4.5 hrs/284 miles SE
San Jose, CA – 5 hrs/317 miles S
Reno, NV –  4 hrs/227 miles NE

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