Middle Fork American River California Whitewater Rafting
Middle Fork American River has sparkling clear water and dramatic wilderness canyons resplendent with lush forests. Whitewater rafting on the Middle Fork American River is definitely for you! Postcard-perfect in its natural beauty and ornamented with streams, pools, and waterfalls, the Middle Fork American River runs through the scenic Sierra Foothills of Tahoe National Forest.
Located near the gold rush town of Auburn, CA, the river flows through a narrow canyon where the forested embankments can rise hundreds of feet. In such a setting, Middle Fork American River rafting offers great recreation in the Great Outdoors!
The Thrill of California Whitewater Rafting on the American River
The Middle Fork American River has excitement a level or two higher than the South Fork, and the Middle Fork American River has become one of the most popular choices for all rafters. Families, corporations, older youth groups, honeymooners, and church groups find this river gives them the thrill of rafting that they are looking for! This river was made famous by the California gold miners in their quest for gold. In the 1850s there were hundreds of small hamlets peopled by gold miners from around the world. You’ll see historic remnants of those glorious days throughout the Middle Fork river canyon and see modern-day gold miners trying their luck.
We offer three different types of trips on the Middle Fork of the American River: 1-Day trips, 2-Day trips, and South Fork & Middle Fork Combo trips.