California Whitewater Rafting Trips near San Francisco and Lake Tahoe
Mariah Wilderness Expeditions - Coordinated by Raft California

2 Day South and North Fork American River Rafting Trip

2 Day South and North Fork American River Rafting Trip

2 Day South and North Fork American River Rafting Tripr


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Departures: April through mid-June, depending on water flow


Trip Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate Class II-V

Who Should Go: Intermediate & experienced, Ages 12+

Type of Raft: Paddle boat, 6 paddlers plus a professional guide

Price Range: $319-$349

  • plus 8% River Use Fee

Not Included: Gratuities

Available to Rent: Wetsuits are required, Tents, sleeping bags & pads


This 2 Day South & North Fork American River Rafting Trip warms you up on the South Fork and then takes you to the Class IV-V North Fork American River. This Rafting Trip is perfect for those of you looking for both intermediate and advanced rapids. Located between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe, the Class II-III South Fork of the American River is the most popular river in California. The Class IV-V North Fork is one of the more advanced raftable rivers in California.

If you are looking to extend your adventure, please consider camping with us an extra night, either before or after your trip. If we already have a dinner or breakfast on the schedule you are welcome to join us. The additional camping and meals are for a small add-on price.

  • Trip Includes

    • LENGTH OF RIVERS: 20 miles of river
      • First Day:  11 miles, camp to Salmon Falls Bridge, South Fork American River
      • Second Day: 9 miles, Iowa Hill Bridge to Ponderosa Way Bridge, North Fork American River
    • TIME ON RIVER: 2 days of whitewater rafting
    • MEALS: 4 meals (Day 1: lunch, dinner. Day 2: breakfast, lunch)
    • CAMPING: 1 night of camping (night during)
    • AMENITIES: hot water showers, flush toilets, ping pong, volleyball, horseshoes, Wine-tasting during hors d’oeuvres
    • GUIDES & EQUIPMENT: Professional fun guides & instruction, river equipment & river shuttles
  • Our Campground

    We have a beautiful campground, large and spacious. There are lots of trees which means that there are many sites that can accommodates groups of all sizes. Our private riverside camp also features Tent Cabins which are all built on platforms and most include deluxe cots, foam pads and deck chairs. Each houses between 2-5 persons.