Middle Fork American River Rafting

American River Rafting for Adventurous First-Timers & Experienced Rafters

Middle Fork American River Rafting

RAFTING FUN & INFORMATION FOR MIDDLE FORK TRIPS 

American River Recreation is one of the few original outfitters on the Middle Fork American River since 1979, specializing in American River white water rafting in California. The Middle Fork American, rich in history and blessed with breathtaking beauty, cascades through one of the deepest and most remote canyons in the mid-Sierra. Unique in American River white water rafting trips, this river offers the entire spectrum of river adventure with crystal clear water. The pace of this 18-mile American River white water rafting journey alternates between exciting class III-IV rapids and mild class I-II stretches. One highlight is Tunnel Chute rapid, where the river thunders through a narrow chute before calming and flowing through a cavernous 90-foot tunnel blasted by 19th century miners. Another highlight of this American River white water rafting trip is the awe inspiring Ruck-A-Chucky Falls. This 25 foot drop is surrounded by huge granite boulders and must be portaged. If you want adventurous American River white water rafting in California, the Middle Fork American is for you!

Middle Fork Trips start at $109!

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Middle Fork American River Rafting

One-Day Middle Fork River Rafting Trips: Oxbow Bend to Paradise Canyon, Class III-IV

We run the entire 18 miles of this exciting American River white water rafting trip in one day. This trip starts early and offers you a full day of fun American River rafting in California. An excellent choice when combined with a one day South Fork American River trip for a great two day American River white water rafting adventure!

Prices Start at $109 pp with lunch
Minimum Age: 12 years
Trip Meet Time: 9:00 AM in Auburn
Time on Water: Approximately 5 Hours with Lunch

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Middle Fork American River Rafting

Two-Day Wilderness Middle Fork River Rafting: Oxbow Bend to Paradise Canyon, Class III-IV        

Ideal for the outdoor lover who enjoys American River white water rafting and exploring pristine side creeks. Wilderness camping along the river is included. Bring your fishing pole and try your luck at some of the finest trout fishing in the state.    On 2-day trips for American River white water rafting in California, you’ll have time to relax and savor the canyon’s incredible beauty.

Prices Start at $319 with camping and meals
Minimum Age: 12 years
Trip Meet Time: 9:00 AM in Auburn

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Middle Fork American River Rafting

Two-Day Middle + South Fork Chili Bar Trip: Class III/IV

Spend a thrilling first day on the legendary Middle Fork and the world-class rapids like Tunnel Chute, Kanaka and Ruck-a-Chucky. Spend the next morning river rafting down continuous whitewater on the South Fork’s Chili Bar Run. Perfect for those who want two thrilling days of river rafting and head home after lunch on the second day.

Prices Start at $279 including meals and camping
Minimum Age: 12 years
Trip Meet Time: 9:00 AM in Auburn

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Middle Fork American River Rafting

Two-Day Lower Gorge + Middle Fork Trip: Class III/IV

By far our most popular Middle Fork river rafting two day trip! Start your multi-day river rafting trip by warming up on the fun rapids of the South Fork and then head to the Middle Fork for an even more thrilling run on world class rapids surrounded by breathtaking scenery deep down a 2000 foot wilderness canyon.

Prices Start at $289 including meals and camping
Minimum Age: 12 years
Trip Meet Time: 10:00 AM in Coloma

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