Enjoy a Day of Whitewater Rafting Near Berkeley—We’re Practically In Your Backyard!
Berkeley is a unique city with a diverse and storied culture. There is fantastic people watching, wonderful parks, and close proximity to the rest of the Bay Area. Berkeley also has an amazing nightlife, an incredibly diverse restaurant scene, and multiple fairs, festivals, and events year round.
What Berkeley doesn’t have is whitewater river rafting. Come to the Gold Country to not only experience an important part of California’s history and heritage, but to spend a day with American River Recreation on a whitewater rafting trip down one of the three forks of the American River.
We offer a number of whitewater rafting trips for people of all ages and skill levels. We offer Class II and III whitewater rafting trips that your family can enjoy, and for those of you looking to boost your adrenaline we offer great Class IV whitewater rafting experiences. American River Recreation has been providing fun-filled days of whitewater rafting to Berkeley since 1979.
- Middle Fork American—1:59 hours (111 miles) from Berkeley
- South Fork American—2:16 hours (123 miles) from Berkeley
- North Fork American—2:16 hours (123 miles) from Berkeley
- Merced River— 2;15 hour drive (122 miles) from Berkeley
- Kaweah River—4:17 hour drive (254 miles) from Berkeley
Whitewater Rafting Trips Less than A Two Hour Drive from Berkeley
Berkeley is home to a diverse group of residents and visitors who come for the history of the city, the liberal politics, arts and culture, annual events such the Berkeley Art Festival, the Kite Festival and the Freight and Salvage which is the oldest established full-time folk and traditional music venue west of the Mississippi River. When you are ready to escape Berkeley and get some fresh air up in the Sierra Nevada, take a day to enjoy an exciting whitewater rafting trip with American River Recreation.
We offer rafting trips for people of all skills levels and supply everything you need to make your day memorable. Within two hours you could be on class Class II and III whitewater rafting trips that your family can enjoy, or a Class IV whitewater rafting trip for more adventurous and experienced rafters.