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American River Rafting

2 of the BEST American River Rafting Trips in California

Right Next to Each Other! Call Today 800.750.2386


                          American River Rafting – South Fork


  • Located only 3 hours from SF Bay Area
  • Class 3 Rapids – Fun for All
  • 21 miles in length
  • Ages 7+ (5+ for Young Rafters Trip)
  • 1/2, 1, 2 Day Trips

Our South Fork American river rafting trip is by far the perfect introductory river trip out of all the trips we offer. It’s for groups of all ages. Located less than 3 hours from the San Francisco Bay area, and only 1 hour from Sacramento. Our American river rafting on the South Fork is perfect for families, scout and church youth groups, corporate outings, and most any group you have. The river travels 21 miles from just below the Chili Bar dam to the upper reaches of Folsom Lake. We offer many different trip options on the South Fork.  From our Young Rafters Adventure to our Full River 21 mile one day trip. We also divide our white water rafting American river trips into two sections. First is the Upper Chili Bar Section.  The next is the Lower Gorge Section. Each section has its own unique character and style of rapids. The lower section is 11 miles, while the upper section is 10. Each section has many class 3 rapids.

American River Rafting – Middle Fork


  • Also Located only 3 hours from SF Bay Area
  • Class 3 and 4 Rapids – Adventurous Beginners
  • 18 miles in length
  • Ages 14+
  • 1 Day trips or 2-3 Day Combo Trips

The Middle Fork American river rafting trip is a perfect choice for those adventurous beginners or experienced rafters looking for more of a challenge. The river is 18 miles in length and offers some of the only summertime class 4 rafting action. Folks rafting the Middle Fork should be in good physical condition, be able to swim (a requirement), and on the adventurous side. Highlighted by the famous “Tunnel Chute” rapid, the Middle Fork has that wilderness feel only minutes away from civilization. A totally wilderness river canyon awaits those challenging this exciting river. Winding through a very deep and almost inaccessible area, the Middle Fork offers that solitude that we rarely find these days, even on a river rafting adventure.

Why Choose Only 1? Do the American River Rafting Combo!

Also offered on is one of our most popular 2 day trips:  The South Middle 2 Day Combo.  Raft two different rivers in two day. We raft the 14 mile Gorge Section of the South Fork American river the first day, and they challenge the class III-IV 18 miles of the Middle Fork American River the second.

If you are looking for the most rafting in your two days off, try out ULTIMATE South Middle 2 Day Combo. Here you will raft the entire 21 miles of the South Fork American river, and then head over and raft the 18 miles of the Middle Fork American river on your second day.

You spend two days on the river, two nights of camping at our own private riverside base camp. You will also enjoy 5 wonderfully prepared meals by our own camp cooks. Combine the South Fork with a day on the Middle Fork and you have our most popular american river rafting trip – The South / Middle 2 Day Combo!

Make Your Reservation Today

River rafting the American River can be THE trip of your year. Get started now!

  • Call us at 1-800-750-2386 or
  • Make your reservation by booking online
  • Remember that we have our Preferred Guest Discount for those who have rafted with us before and
  • Other great group discounts for groups of 6-11 and 12+.


River Rapid Map of South Fork American River

River Rapids Map of Middle Fork American River

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