California Whitewater Rafting Trips near San Francisco and Lake Tahoe
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California Family Rafting and Camping Vacations

California Family Rafting and Camping Vacations

California Family Rafting and Camping Vacations with Mariah Wilderness Expeditions is a perfect choice for your California vacation. Family whitewater rafting trips on the American River range from a half-day express, full day, and two days of adventure. If you’re between the ages of seven and ninety-six there’s a rafting trip for you. These family rafting trips are certain to educate as well as entertain.

Family camping and rafting offer families opportunities to “just get their feet wet”. There are many different opportunities for your family to enjoy themselves in the outdoors.

South Fork American River Two-Day Trips

Raft the historic Class III river where the California Gold Rush of 1849 began! Enjoy two days of moderate, yet exciting white water, delicious meals with wine-tasting during hors d’oeuvres, comfortable camping, and peaceful reflections as you gaze at a star-studded night sky.

Duration:
2 Days/1 Night/4 Meals
Season: May-September
Length: 21 miles

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South Fork American – AM Half-Day Chili Bar Trip

Another trip for those of you short on time. This morning trip gives you lots of fun and exciting rapids including Troublemaker, the biggest rapid on the river. The last 5 miles are calmer and give you a chance to appreciate the beauty of the river.

Duration:
1/2 Day (8:30-1:00)
Season: May-September
Length: 10 miles


PM Half-Day Gorge Trip South Fork American River

Are you short of time and/or are you looking for an afternoon run? The Gorge Run starts at the Mariah Campground and ends at Lake Folsom . The rapids start out easy and gradually become more exciting after about 3 miles. You may swim a couple of the easy rapids. THIS TRIP WILL BE OFFERED DAILY.
Duration
1/2 day (1:00-4:00)
Season: May-September
Length: 11 miles

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