2024 whitewater adventures

Kern River Rafting

the best and closest rafting for all of Southern California

Thank you for an amazing 2023 Kern river rafting season and Big news for 2024

Kern River Outfitters is now Momentum River Expeditions. We offer world-class rafting & adventure travel Vacations in California and beyond.
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We are so excited about the Kern rafting trips for the 2024 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.

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Why Choose Momentum for your 2024 Kern River rafting trip?

We are an award-winning guide owned and operated outfitter. You will enjoy world-class rafting trips with unparalleled personal service, a handcrafted quality and attention to detail, and one of the most experienced (and friendly) guide staff’s in the world. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced paddler, join us for a Kern River rafting trip like no other.

  • A guide owned and operated company committed to amazing trips & our wild places.
  • Overall comfort: We have built a reputation for innovative and comfortable trips, our attention to detail, & our overall hospitality.
  • Safety: We have one of the most experienced guide staff’s top to bottom in the country.
  • Trips styles from luxury camping to youth focused – our goal is to get people on the river.
  • Luxury camping at our safari style Kern River Camp – one of the most unique river camps in the U.S.
  • Most importantly – we are friendly, passionate about the outdoors, & love showing people wild places.
May – Septmber

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