Kernville Rapid Run

Class II & III fun for the whole family at just over three hours


The best intro to rapids for youngsters

At just over three hours long, this affordable and famous trip is a quick way to experience the Kern River. It is the perfect run for families with youngsters eager for their first rafting experience.

An inside look:

Kernville Rapid Run Photo Gallery

Photos of this river rafting experience.

Quick Facts

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

Trip meeting time: 10:15 AM

Minimum Age: 8 years old.

Trip Cost

$99 / person

Does not include 6% government and service fee

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At a Glance

Approximately 4 miles of rafting.

Rapids are Class I, II & III.

Lunch is not included.

This trip is perfect for those brand new to rafting.

2023 Kernville rapid run

A sample of what the Kern River has to offer

River Rafting Itinerary

The Kernville Rapid Run rafting trip starts just north of Kernville and winds its way through town, ending in downtown Kernville. We’ll tackle rapids such as Little Momma, Big Daddy, Straight Shot, Freight Train and end with the famous Ewing’s Rapid right before takeout. We’ll then load up back on the shuttle vehicle and do the section again giving us a total of nearly four river miles.

Kernville Rapid Run FAQs

This trip is well-matched for young families that have never been rafting before. If your family is on the older side, then we suggest a longer rafting trip as the whitewater is generally more exciting.

There are many Kern river camping options. The Lake Isabella KOA, Rivernook, Camp James, and Camp Frandy are popular campgrounds for families.

This trip has a minimum age of 8 years old.

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