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Whitewater River Rafting Trips near the San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Whitewater Rafting San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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.