The Lower Middle Fork American River is the perfect Class II rafting trip for families with younger kids (min. age is 4 years old!). Our half day trip is a 7 mile wilderness trip that meanders thru the canyon walls in the Auburn State Recreation Area. Due to the upstream water releases we meet at 12:30 pm and like to take our time on the river, possibly doing a hike or stopping for snacks (not included, but you are welcome to bring your own). We typically have you back to your vehicles by 5:30pm.
This beginner trip can be combined with the South Fork American River for an overnight adventure with camping.