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One Day River Rafting Trips

We offer one-day river rafting trips on both the Upper and Lower Kern.  On the Upper Kern, we have the Full Day Upper Kern, which is family friendly and exciting for both beginners and experienced rafters. Additionally, on the Upper Kern, we have our Class V, expert only Thunder Run. Downstream, the Lower Kern features two different single day trips, the Camp Run, and The Big Five. Camp Run is a progressive trip, meaning the whitewater increases in excitement as the day goes on, making it a favorite for families, and beginners. The Big Five features the same distance of rafting as the Camp Run, however, the rapids are more evenly spaced out. Keep in mind, there is a portage on the Big Five, which is the greatest difference between that and the Camp Run.

Full Day Upper Kern

Our one-day Upper Kern rafting trips offer the best road-accessible class III-IV rafting in California. There are a number of different sections of the Upper Kern River. Our guides pick and choose the best sections each day, which means you will always have a blast. Unlike the Lower Kern River, the Upper Kern is free-flowing, which means the river level fluctuates depending on snowmelt.

Starts at: $160 / person
Meet time: 8:30AM
Return time: Between 3PM and 5PM
Trip begins and ends at our Rafting Center

Class: II, III, & IV
Minimum age: 12
Good for beginners: Yes
Lunch included: Yes

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Camp Run – Lower Kern

On a fill in basis we offer Camp Run trips on the Lower Kern. These often join a two-day trip in progress. The trip begins in the rugged Kern landscape, beautiful granite rocks, pictographs, and ends with exhilarating, fun whitewater right above our camp.

Starts at: $160 / person
Meet time: 9:30AM
Return time: Between 3PM and 5PM
Trip begins and ends at our Rafting Center

Class: II, III, & IV
Minimum age: 12
Good for beginners: Yes
Lunch included: Yes

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Lower Kern River Rafting

Big Five – Lower Kern

On a fill in basis we offer Big Five trips on the Lower Kern. These often join a two-day trip in progress. The Big Five begins near our campground and ends ten miles downstream at Democrat take-out. We break the day up with a riverside lunch, and shortly after, get right back into it with more Class-IV action.

Starts at: $160 / person
Meet time: 8:30 AM
Return time: Between 3PM and 5PM
Trip begins and ends at our Rafting Center

Class: II, III, & IV
Minimum age: 12
Good for beginners: Yes
Lunch included: Yes

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Thunder Run – Upper Kern

When water conditions are ideal and a group with prior experience wants to run the biggest rapids, they can book our Thunder Run. This Class IV-V section is famous for some of the biggest drops in California; rapids are steep, powerful, and continuous. A high adrenaline rush experience.  The Thunder Run is not for first timers or youngsters. 

Starts at: $299 / person
Meet time: 8:30AM
Return time: Between 3PM and 5PM
Trip begins and ends at our Rafting Center

Class: IV & V
Minimum age: 16
Good for beginners: No
Lunch included: Yes

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