California Whitewater Rafting Trips near San Francisco and Lake Tahoe

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BEST SUMMER WHITEWATER ADVENTURES IN CALIFORNIA.

Bring your family, friends, or come solo for an outstanding experience whitewater rafting on the American River.
Mariah Wilderness Expeditions has been providing top-quality, outstanding, safe and loads-of-fun whitewater rafting on the American River since 1982.

Mariah’s guides come from all over the world; they are professional, mature, loads of fun, great storytellers, and above all, safety conscious. Many of them have worked for Mariah for over 25 years. Our equipment is state-of-the-art and our boats are self-bailing and hold 6-8 guests plus guide.

Camping is provided in Mariah’s beautiful and large private campground located on the banks of the American River. The Mariah campground is one of the largest on the river and provides space for large groups, families, couples, small groups, and solo rafters. Check out our special Tent-Cabins.

The American River is conveniently located near San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Coloma and the Gold Rush area, Napa, and Sacramento.

If you are looking for a whitewater rafting adventure on the South Fork American River, Middle Fork American, North Fork American River, we are the best company to travel with. Our Family Camping and Rafting Vacations, Group Rafting Trips and Adventures, Rafting and Wine Tasting, and trips for Solo rafters are the very best.

5 Reasons to Choose Mariah

  1. SAFE-FUN-EXPERIENCED GUIDES
  2. OUTSTANDING SAFETY RECORD
  3. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE
  4. BEAUTIFUL CAMPGROUND
  5. A COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST

South Fork American River Chili Bar Run

Chili Bar run on the South Fork of the American River

Take a look at our South Fork American River Chili Bar run available as a 1-day, half-day, or the second day of our 2-day trip.

Middle Fork of the American River Rafting

Middle Fork of the American River Rafting

How we run our trip! Take a look at our popular 1 day #rafting trip on the Middle Fork of the American River.