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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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Half Day Upper Kern

Our Half-day Upper Kern tackles fun class II-IV whitewater and is perfect for those tight on time and looking for an adventure.

Starts at: $119 / person
Meet time: 2 PM
Return time: Between 6 PM and 7 PM
Trip begins and ends at our Rafting Center

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

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Kernville Rapid Run

Great for young families, the Kernville Rapid Run has a minimum age of 8 years old during normal water. Fun rapids, nice floats and slated around 3 hours makes it ideal for groups, friends, and families on a time schedule.

Starts at: $65 / person
Meet time: 10:30 AM
Return time: Around 1PM
Trip begins and ends at our Rafting Center

Class: II & III
Minimum age: 8
Good for beginners: Yes
Lunch included: No

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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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