Class IV Premium

Every Class IV rapid on the Lower Kern

for the thrill seekers

Class IV all-day-long on Lower Kern

The Class IV Premium is one of the best summer whitewater trips on the West Coast. It is a continuous down river trip through a beautiful canyon with only limited road access. And… it packs every single Class IV rapid on the Lower Kern into a single day. The day is split by a short ‘portage’ where we walk the rafts around a spectacular but unrunnable cataract. The portage and the beauty and power of the location add to the overall quality, excitement, and authenticity of this run. If you only have one day, this is the trip to do.

An inside look:

Class IV Premium Photo Gallery

Photos of this river rafting experience.

Quick Facts

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

Trip meeting time: 8:45 AM Note: Meeting times may change slightly depending on water levels.

Minimum Age: 12 years old

Trip Cost

Monday-Friday launch: $225 / 205.50 (youth under 17)
Saturday-Sunday launch: $250 / 225 (youth under 17)

10% off – Groups of 10+

Private/Charter/Groups: 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 a 6% government and service fee

View cancellation policy

At a Glance

A beautiful canyon and tons of whitewater.

Class II, III, IV rapids and a portage in 11 miles of rafting (it is a big day!).

Lunch is included.

This trip is an amazing for beginners and experienced rafters.

2024 Kern River Rafting

With over 21 named rapids this rafting trip is one of the best on the West Coast

River Rafting Itinerary

The Class IV Premium is a busy day with plenty of Class IV rapids in the morning and afternoon of the trip. The day will be split with a quick portage around a Class VI rapid and then a hearty lunch, right after it’s back to the whitewater.

Class IV Premium FAQs

This trip returns to our Rafting Center between 4:30PM – 5:30PM

There are 21 named rapids on this trip and plenty of unnamed rapids too. Of those 21, there are 3 Class IIs, 11 Class IIIs, and 7 Class IV 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.

The minimum age for this trip is 12.

While the trip starts and ends at our Rafting Center, the raft put-in is at Miracle and the takeout is at Democrat.

Five Star Experience

More five star reviews than any other rafting company in Southern California.

And featured in: