Length: 24 miles, 1/2 - 3 Days
Difficulty: Class IV, Intermediate
Minimum Age: 14 or older during high water

California River Adventures offers 1 and 2-day rafting trips on the Middle Fork of The American River. All of our Middle Fork American River trips are operated by Beyond Limits Adventures, Inc., well regarding as the finest rafting company in California.

The 1 Day Trip is a great full day of advanced whitewater rafting in a remote canyon. On our multi-day trips, the pace is slowed and solitude felt as we descend into this wilderness canyon. In camp, you will have plenty of time to relax, hike, swim, or fish for wild trout.

Trips on the Middle Fork American River are 24 miles from Oxbow Reservoir to the confluence with the North Fork. Our 1 and 2 day rafting trips run the top 15 miles.

The river starts off with 4 miles of class III & IV rapids, then slows down to class II allowing us to enjoy the scenery, stop for lunch, or set up a wilderness river camp (for overnight trips only). At the end of the class II section, Canyon Creek enters on the left. Our multi-day trips often stop here to hike and swim before the river picks up pace once again with a series of class III and IV rapids and even a class VI cataract that we portage around. Middle Fork rapids include: Tunnel Chute, Kanaka, Chunder, Ruck-a-Chucky, Cleavage, Parallel Parking and 101st Airborne.


Middle Fork American River Trips

Middle Fork American River - 1 Day Tunnel Chute
Whitewater Rafting on The Middle Fork American River is the the best summertime Class IV whitewater trip that is in close proximity to Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. We raft through a road-less wilderness canyon where the water runs cold and clear, the gold rush history abounds, and the rapids do not disappoint. Get ready for the famous Tunnel Chute rapid as this trip is recommended for adventurous groups that want larger and more difficult rapids than the South Fork American River
Middle Fork American River - 2 Day Wilderness Trip
Our 2 day whitewater rafting trip on the Middle Fork American River offers incredible scenery, exciting rapids, and delicious food. We split the 15 mile stretch of river into 2 shorter river days and set up a river camp where you will have time to relax, swim, explore, or try your hand at fishing.