Top three Kern River rafting trips you can book from your phone for the 2020 season

The best trip that we offer, period

Two Day Lower Kern

Starts at $350 / person
Minimum age is 16 until June 30, then 12
Trip meets at 9:30AM
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Most whitewater, shortest amount of time

Class III/IV Half Day

Starts at $119 / person
Minimum age is 12 years old
Trip meets at 2:00PM
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Best One Day Rafting Trip

Full Day Upper Kern

Starts at $160 / person
Minimum age is 12 years old
Trip meets at 8:45AM
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Exceptional river rafting trips with Kern River Outfitters.

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The 2020 Kern River Rafting season kicks off in mid-March on the Upper Kern River.

We are offering Upper, Lower and Forks of the Kern rafting trips for the 2020 river rafting season. Our license strictly limits the number of trips we can run. If you are planning a group or charter trip, or planning to join us on a weekend, early reservations are essential. Looking for rafting near Los Angeles? The Kern River is the closest rafting option to LA, only 3 hours away. Please call us soon to reserve a date or book online now.

Why Choose Kern River Outfitters for your 2020 Kern River rafting trip?

We are an award-winning outfitter known for exceptional service and running carefully structured, exhilarating rafting trips with a crew of well-trained guides. Our goal is simple: Provide you with a whitewater rafting experience that is so much fun that you will return for another trip.

More five star reviews than any Southern California rafting outfitter

  • Our trips get rave reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, Facebook and Google.

  • Our Rafting Center is just a few hours from L.A – no river is closer.

  • We have a wide selection of river trips of varying length and excitement. Class II to Class V. From just a few hours to a few days in length.

  • Our permit allows us to take big groups (and we love solo adventurers too).

  • We offer free parking at our Rafting Center.

  • Our guides are fun, interesting, and family friendly.

  • We use top-notch equipment, that is carefully maintained.

  • Our camp has the best placement in the Lower Kern canyon: Day 1 and 2 are evenly divided so you’ll spend the perfect amount of time on the water each day. No short or very long days.

Browse our hashtag to see what our guests post about our trips #goKRO

Instagram post 17870253925305752 There's Nothing Like A Paddle High Five After A Rapid! 🚣‍♀️🌊
🎶: Closer-Lemaitre
#KernRiver #KernRiverOutfitters #goKRO #KernRiverRafting #WhiteWaterRafting #Camping #Rafting #CliffJumping #PaddleHighFive #CharlesBurbujas 🦖 #BillySomewhere #Food #Chillin #Adventure #StayHydrated #GoProHero4 #GoPro

There's Nothing Like A Paddle High Five After A Rapid! 🚣‍♀️🌊
🎶: Closer-Lemaitre
#KernRiver #KernRiverOutfitters #goKRO #KernRiverRafting #WhiteWaterRafting #Camping #Rafting #CliffJumping #PaddleHighFive #CharlesBurbujas 🦖 #BillySomewhere #Food #Chillin #Adventure #StayHydrated #GoProHero4 #GoPro
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Instagram post 17992083484210840 Fun Tuesday on the Upper Kern! #goKRO #upperkern #sequoianationalforest #kernrafting #whitewaterrafting #kernriver #optoutside #southerncalifornia #adventuretime

Fun Tuesday on the Upper Kern! #goKRO #upperkern #sequoianationalforest #kernrafting #whitewaterrafting #kernriver #optoutside #southerncalifornia #adventuretime ...

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Instagram post 17996896291284135 Coming soon... #goKRO #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #visitcalifornia #upperkern #limestone

Coming soon... #goKRO #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #visitcalifornia #upperkern #limestone ...

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Instagram post 17859895780618531 Our partners kernriveroutfitters just made available the Forks of the Kern interest list. Click on our profile link to be first in line on 2020 launch dates. This overnight, 22-mile trip features some of the best Class V whitewater in the country situated in a remote, beautiful canyon. Each season we run just a few trips, capped at 15 people per launch. Pictured is the final Class V rapid, Carson Falls.#goKRO #kernriver #forksofthekern #carsonfalls #kernriveroutfitters #bucketlist #adventuretime #rafting

Our partners kernriveroutfitters just made available the Forks of the Kern interest list. Click on our profile link to be first in line on 2020 launch dates. This overnight, 22-mile trip features some of the best Class V whitewater in the country situated in a remote, beautiful canyon. Each season we run just a few trips, capped at 15 people per launch. Pictured is the final Class V rapid, Carson Falls.#goKRO #kernriver #forksofthekern #carsonfalls #kernriveroutfitters #bucketlist #adventuretime #rafting ...

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Instagram post 17868416221572884 Grab your chucks, rafting season is right around the corner.

#goKRO #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #rei1440project #chucktaylors #upperkern

Grab your chucks, rafting season is right around the corner.

#goKRO #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #rei1440project #chucktaylors #upperkern
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Instagram post 17877893716516504 Guy Jeans of @kernriverflyshop fly fishing and enjoying the view on the Upper Kern. We can not wait for more moments like this. 
Photo by @garyananian of @kernriverconservancy 
#repost #goKRO #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #flyfishing #upperkern

Guy Jeans of @kernriverflyshop fly fishing and enjoying the view on the Upper Kern. We can not wait for more moments like this.
Photo by @garyananian of @kernriverconservancy
#repost #goKRO #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #flyfishing #upperkern
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Instagram post 17848073785484739 📷 - frugephoto -

Big air on The Mighty Kern River! This season has been so epic.

📷 - frugephoto -

Big air on The Mighty Kern River! This season has been so epic.
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Top three Kern River rafting trips you can book immediately

Best trip that we offer, period.

Two Day Lower Kern

Starts at $350 / person
Minimum age is 12 years old
Trip meets at 9:30AM
Learn more

Book Online Now!

Best One Day Rafting Trip

Full Day Upper Kern

Starts at $160 / person
Minimum age is 12 years old
Trip meets at 8:45AM
Learn more

Book Online Now!

Most whitewater, shortest amount of time

Class III / IV Half Day

Starts at $119 / person
Minimum age is 12 years old
Trip meets at 2:00PM
Learn more

Book Online Now!