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3-Day Trips

Intermediate Class III - IV

Three days in the canyon, rafting, hiking up tributary streams,
camping on remote beaches, relaxing, and kayaking on the final day
.

Class II and Class III-IV first two days, Class II third day
56 hours, 23 miles
Seven delicious meals

$524

TRIP ITINERARY: Middle Fork 3-Day Rafting Trips Middle Fork American River Map

DAY ONE
Meet: 9:00 am, in Foresthill
Hour One: Sign-in, pack personal gear
Hour Two: Bus ride, instruction
Hour Three-Four: Snack, Class III-IV rapids Hour Five: Riverside lunch
Hour Six: Class II rapids, optional kayaking
Hour Seven: Set up camp
Hour Eight: Relax, hors d'oeuvres
Hour Nine: Dinner
Hour Ten: Campfire, dessert, revelry!
Hour ?: Fall asleep under the stars

DAY TWO
Hour One: Coffee, lounging
Hour Two: Breakfast
Hour Three: Break camp, load gear rafts
Hour Four: Class II rapids, optional kayaking
Hour Five: Hike up Canyon Creek, lunch
Hour Six: Class IV rapid, portage
Hour Seven: Class III-IV rapids
Hour Eight: Class II rapids
Hour Nine: Set up camp, relax
Hour Ten: Dinner
Hour Eleven: Campfire, dessert
Hour ?: Fall asleep under the stars

DAY THREE
Hour One: Coffee, lounging
Hour Two: Breakfast
Hour Three: Time relaxing at camp
Hour Four: Break camp, load gear rafts
Hour Five: Class II rapids, optional kayaking
Hour Six: Hike up tributary, lunch
Hour Seven: Class II rapids, optional kayaking
Hour Eight: Take-out, bus ride

A Middle Fork American 3-Day trip will quench your thirst for adventure while still allowing for plenty of rest and relaxation. All of your personal gear is carried by luggage rafts into remote beach camps. Your first two days are spent crashing through the Class III-IV rapids on the upper section of the Middle Fork. After two days of exciting whitewater, you'll float past the area where everyone else must take out, and instead you'll raft into the beauty and calm of the Lower Middle Fork canyon. You can paddle an inflatable kayak or you can lounge on one of the rafts as you float to the final destination of Mammoth Bar. Taking three days to travel 27 miles through a beautiful wilderness area like the Middle Fork Canyon can energize the soul for weeks, months, or even years.

During periods of high-flows, the itinerary above may be altered.

THE NEXT STEP: Plan Your Trip

You may want to check out our 1-Day and 2-Day trip options if you have not done so already. If you have made your decision you can start planning your trip by visiting the " Plan Your Trip " page where we make it easy for you to check availability and make a reservation. You can also contact us during our business hours by calling (800) 247-2387.