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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
23 miles
Seven delicious meals

$524

SAMPLE ITINERARY: Middle Fork 3-Day Rafting Trips

Middle Fork American River Map


DAY ONE

  • Meet mid-morning in Foresthill
  • Sign-in, pack personal gear
  • Shuttle, instruction
  • Class III-IV rapids
  • Riverside lunch
  • Class II rapids, optional kayaking
  • Set up camp, relax
  • Dinner, campfire (fire season permitting), dessert, revelry!
  • Fall asleep under the stars

DAY TWO

  • Coffee, lounging, breakfast
  • Break camp, load gear rafts
  • Class II rapids, optional kayaking
  • Optional side hike, lunch
  • Class IV Chunder Rapid, portage Ruck-a-Chucky
  • Class III-IV rapids
  • Class II rapids
  • Set up camp, relax
  • Dinner, campfire (fire season permitting), dessert, revelry!
  • Fall asleep under the stars

DAY THREE

  • Coffee, lounging, breakfast
  • Time relaxing at camp
  • Break camp, load gear rafts
  • Class II rapids, optional kayaking
  • Optional hike, lunch
  • Class II rapids, optional kayaking
  • Take-out, shuttle
  • Trip ends mid-afternoon to late afternoon

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.

The itinerary above may be altered due to a range of variables, including river flow levels, water release schedules, time of year, fire restrictions, and other factors. Contact us if you have any questions.

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.