Full Day Lower Kern

Class II, III and IV whitewater on the Lower Kern River


Class IV thrills on the Big Five

The Big Five section on the Lower Kern has it all: Class IV rapids, calm pools for taking a refreshing swim, and even our favorite jump rock. This full-day trip runs the Big Five section twice and your guides will prepare a delicious lunch for you in-between these thrilling laps.

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Photos of this river rafting experience.

Quick Facts

Trip Meeting Place:
6602 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights, CA 93285.

Trip meeting time: 8:45AM

Minimum Age: 12 years old.

Trip Cost

Sunday – Friday launch: $199

Saturday launch: $219

Does not include 6% government and service fee

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At a Glance

Approximately 9 miles of rafting.

Rapids are Class II, III, and IV.

Lunch is included.

This trip is perfect for beginners and experienced rafters.

2023 Kern River Rafting

With high flows into September, this is the best late-season rafting in 40 years.

What to Expect on the River

This trip includes the best of what the Kern River has to offer. We will:

  1. Navigate some of the most famous Class IV rapids on the Kern such as Hari Kari, Horseshoe, Pinball, and more.
  2. Enjoy refreshing swims in the calm pools between rapids
  3. Leap from our favorite jump rock.
  4. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your guides

Full Day Lower Kern FAQs

You’ll see eight Class IV rapids on this trip and numerous Class II and III rapids.

Depending on group size and which rafts we use, we fit between 4 and 6 guests in each paddle raft. As often as we can, we try to keep groups together in the same raft, too.

This trip has more rapids, less shuttling, more river mileage, and includes a jump rock.

The minimum age policy is firm. This trip has a minimum age of 12 years old.

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