Whitewater River Rafting Trips near
Los Angeles, CA

Within a 3.5 - 8 hour drive from Los Angeles are 9 of California's best whitewater rafting rivers. For example:

  • The Kaweah River near Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park is about a 3.5-hour drive from Los Angeles.
  • Go farther north to near Yosemite National Park and you'll find the Merced & Tuolumne Rivers.
  • Near Sacramento, 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.

Whitewater Rafting Los Angeles, CA


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"This rafting trip was great. We had a group of 6 decently-fit individuals, all in our 20's and only 2 us that had ever rafted before. The one day trip on the Kaweah was the perfect length. Yes it required a super early morning drive coming from LA but it was all over by about 3 pm which let the group recover and do something else that evening. The guide was a swell and experienced character. The morning rapids were way more intense than the ones we took on after our lunch stop but that doesn't mean the afternoon was lacking in excitement. 10 out of 10 recommend this river trip. Helps if you're in decent shape but it isn't required."

-the g. from Los Angeles, CA

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