Class IV Half Day

With fan-favorite rapids, a jump rock, and calm pools the Class IV Half Day has it all


Experience the BIG FIVE on our Class IV Half Day

Named after the five rapids that make up this section, the Big Five is a popular Class II, III and IV section.

An inside look:

Class IV Half Day Photo Gallery

Photos of this river rafting experience.

Quick Facts

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

Trip meeting time: 2:30PM

Minimum Age: 16 years old until July 15, then 12 years old.

Trip Cost

Sunday – Friday launch: $129

Saturday launch: $139

Does not include the 6% government and service fee

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At a Glance

Just over 4 miles of rafting.

Rapids are Class II, III, and IV.

Lunch is not included.

This trip is perfect for beginners and experienced rafters.

2023 Kern River Rafting

Work together as a team as you paddle through rapids such as Hari Kari and Pinball

River Rafting Itinerary

The Class IV Half Day is located on the Big Five section on the Lower Kern river. This trip is popular as it has everything: Calm pools, thrilling rapids, and a jump rock. Best of all, the road pulls away from the river, allowing you to enjoy the Lower Kern canyon in solitude.

Class IV Half Day FAQs

There are six rapids on this trip and plenty of unnamed Class II. The named rapids are Surprise, Hari Kari, Horseshoe Falls, Sidewinder A, Sidewinder B, & Pinball.

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.

During our Big Water Protocol, this trip has a minimum age of 16 years old. When our Big Water Protocol is not in effect, the minimum age is 12 years old.

With the ongoing California drought, it’s important to understand our minimum flow requirement (MFR) to run this trip, and what happens if we do not meet that minimum flow. Our MFR is 500 CFS (Cubic Feet per Second). There is a possibility that some trips will receive little to no notice if they adjust Lower Kern flows below our MFR. If this is to occur, these trips will be moved to our milder half day Lower Kern section, which has a minimum flow threshold of 380 CFS. Please keep in mind, that we have no control over water flows and receive release forecasts that are at best, sometimes accurate.

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