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 August 1, 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.

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