Whitewater River Rafting Trips near
San Francisco, CA
Within a three-hour drive from San Francisco are nine of California's best whitewater rafting rivers.
- 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:
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"Top notch organization. Awesome customer service and a really great rafting trip. Can not recommend more highly. These folks were great. A+. Did the Middle Fork on the American river on 7/18. There were several other outfits on the river that day. Ours was the only group that got out of the river at the first Class IV rapids. All 4 guides in our 4 boats talked us through the rapids and then we got back in the boats and had the ride of our lives. Emphasized both safety and fun. I will definitely go rafting with these folks again very soon!
-eric P. from San Francisco, CA
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