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1-Day Trips

Intermediate - Advanced Class IV+

Intricate, intense rapids in a scenic high-elevation canyon located In Stanislaus National Forest
and Calaveras Big Trees State Park


Steep, narrow Class IV rapids all day long, with two Class IV+ drops at the end
5 intense miles
Lunch included

$179 Monday-Friday
$199 Saturday, Sunday

SAMPLE ITINERARY: North Fork Stanislaus 1-Day Rafting Trips


  • Meet in the morning, outside Arnold
  • Sign-in, shuttle, instruction
  • Class IV rapids
  • Riverside lunch
  • Class IV+ rapids
  • Take-out, shuttle
  • Trip ends early to mid-afternoon

Less than a minute from put-in, you'll crash through Class IV Beginner's Luck which is an immense staircase of drops, descending a total of 15-feet. After that wake-up call, the whitewater keeps coming in tight chutes and boulder-choked passageways like The Claw and Wallet Slot.

When the mood strikes, we'll stop for lunch on a forested riverside bank. Back on the water, there are still many Class III-IV challenges waiting downstream. The final rapid is Sequoia Sluice, and because it's one of the biggest rapids, it serves as an appropriate climax to an intense day of rafting.

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

THE NEXT STEP: Plan Your Trip

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.