Upper Kern

With big waves and dramatic drops, the Upper Kern River, just outside the historic town of Kernville, is the ultimate one-day river trip in California. We offer four different trips ranging in length and rapid rating. Our most popular trip (which accounts for 90% of our Upper Kern reservations) is our Full Day. Rates are per person, and do not include 6% Government and Service Fee.

Thank you for an outstanding Upper Kern season. These trips have concluded for the 2017 season, and we are now solely operating on the Lower Kern and are offering half, one and two day trips. Click here to learn more.

One Day

Laughing at the bottom of Betty's Bakery rapid, Upper Kern

Most Popular

Starts at: $160
Class: II, III, & IV
Minimum age: 12
Good for beginners: Yes
Lunch included: Yes

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2017 Upper season has completed

Thunder Run

Making the move at Sock 'Em Dog, Thunder Run

Class-V

Starts at: $299
Class: III, IV, & V
Minimum age: 16
Good for beginners: No
Lunch included: Yes

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2017 Upper season has completed

Half Day

Scenic Bridge Rapid Full Day Upper Kern

Afternoon Launch

Starts at: $119
Class: II, III, & IV
Minimum age: 12
Good for beginners: Yes
Lunch included: No

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2017 Upper season has completed

Kernville Run

Kernville Rapid Run Ewings rapid

Great for young families

Starts at: $60
Class: II & III
Minimum age: 8
Good for beginners: Yes
Lunch included: No

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2017 Upper season has completed