Forks of the Kern
The most spectacular Class V trip in the country
your class v overnight kern river experience
Class V and Wilderness on the Forks of the Kern
Mile for mile, no stretch of whitewater in North America compares to the Forks of the Kern. This rafting trip features huge Class V drops and continuous Class IV whitewater framed by some of the most spectacular canyon scenery in the west. Our standard trip is 3-days, allowing for time to unwind, explore, and truly experience one of the most spectacular river canyons in the world. Space is limited and trips fill quickly, so please call or email to inquire about dates.
An inside look:
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Photos from this rafting trip.
Trip Meeting Place: 6602 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights, CA 93285.
Trip meeting time: Evening before your trip
Minimum Age: 16 years old.
Private/Charter/Group: We specialize in putting together custom, charter, & private trips. Please call or email for pricing & info – guests are surprised at how easy it is to put a group together.
Does not include 6% government and service fee
At a Glance
Three days exploring one of the most spectacular whitewater canyons in the world.
Rapids are Class III, IV & V.
Meals included are day 1 lunch – day 3 lunch. Including 3 course dinners.
There is a 2-mile hike to the put-in on day-1.
2023 Forks of the kern
“It’s either 80 rapids in quick succession or one really, really long one.” -National Geographic
About the Forks
The Forks of the Kern has some of the world’s most famous whitewater – but the trip is more than just rapids. The canyon that we travel through offers beautiful side-hikes to towering waterfalls, amazing views of the “Needles”, and spectacular camping spots along the banks of the river.
And it is done with Momentum’s signature style, attention to detail, and handcrafted quality. With comfortable and innovative wilderness camping, creative menus, personal service and hospitality, one of the most experienced (and friendly) guide staffs in the world, and with all the little details and touches we are known for.
There is also a 2-day option for charter groups.
However, this is an extremely active high adventure trip. Participants need to be adventurous, physically fit, and be comfortable swimming in moving water. The trip is best suited for individuals with previous class IV paddling experience but it is not always required. We will do a phone screening prior to making the first deposit and participants will need to pass a class-V paddler’s test at the beginning of the trip. The tests are not competitive in any way. They are done to emphasize teamwork, confidence, and to help you judge your ability to tackle this incredible stretch of river.
Please reach out with any questions – this is one of the most spectacular trips in the world and we love showing it to people.
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