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Our Half Day Lower Kern winds its way through a granite canyon, tucked away from the road. This trip is beginner friendly and is great for young families. We cover approximately six miles.

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Trip Itinerary

If you are on our morning trip, arrive at our Rafting Center at 8:30AM. If you are on the afternoon trip, then the meet time is 1:30PM. Check-in with our Rafting Center staff and meet the guides. They will assist you with any questions you may have. Once everyone from the trip has arrived and has checked-in, your Lead Guide will begin the orientation talk with what to expect for the afternoon, as well as hand out and fit helmets and lifejackets. Once suited up, you’ll load onto our shuttle bus and we’ll drive you to the put-in.

At put-in, the guides will work on rigging the rafts while the Lead Guide will give the Safety Talk to the trip. Once finished, the Lead Guide will organize the different groups into rafts and you’ll meet your guide. To teach everyone how to paddle together as a team, your guide will give a Paddle Talk. Immediately following the Paddle Talk, the trip launches and is officially underway.

The Half Day Lower Kern trip runs from the Granite Put-In down to Sandy Flat or Hobo Campground. It is dependent on water flows. Both sections include some whitewater, calm pools to float in and canyon scenery. Once at take-out we then shuttle you back to our Rafting Center concluding the trip.

Top Five FAQs Related to this Trip

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What’s the difference between the half and full day mild trip?

Both trips run on the same section of river, but the full day spends more leisurely time on the water and includes lunch. They are the exact same mileage though.

What’s the minimum age for this trip?

The Half Day Lower Kern has a minimum age of 8 years old.

Are there rapids?

This is primarily a float trip with some Class II and depending on water flow, one to three Class IIIs.

Do I have to paddle on this trip?

We are in paddle boats on this trip and paddling is required for us to navigate the Class II and III rapids, as well as getting through the calm pools.

My friends booked this trip. How do I join their party?

Once you’ve made your reservation, please call us and we will link your reservation to the other party.


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