Why the Kern River?
Why does the Kern River have the best rafting in California? It comes down to location, variety of trips, and length of season. The Kern river is the closest river to Southern California by hundreds of miles, and hours of drive time. In terms of variety, the Kern river offers it all. Mellow class II to class-V, as well as two hour long trips to two day long adventures. Finally, with a season that typically gets well into August, our rafting season stretches far into summer, unlike other rivers in California.
|City||Kern River||South Fork of the American River||Tuolumne River|
|Los Angeles||3 Hours, 174 Miles||7 Hours, 447 Miles||7 Hours, 346 Miles|
|San Diego||5 Hours, 276 Miles||9 Hours, 450 Miles||8 Hours, 450 Miles|
|Santa Barbara||3 Hours, 190 Miles||8 Hours, 435 Miles||7 Hours, 370 Miles|
|Las Vegas||5 Hours, 300 Miles||10 Hours, 550 Miles||8 Hours, 450 Miles|