Within a 3-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area are 9 of California's best whitewater rafting rivers. For example:
- The South Fork American River is the most popular whitewater river in California with great rapids and beautiful scenery. Fun for everyone.
- The Middle Fork American River flows through a 2000-foot deep wilderness canyon and has a taste of Class IV (intermediate) rafting.
- Head toward Yosemite National Park and you'll find the Merced & Tuolumne Rivers.
- Go South toward Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park and experience the Kaweah River.
See a map showing all 10 of our California Rivers with more information about each.