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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