DESCRIPTION:

The North Fork of the American River offers non-stop whitewater action fun, set in a stunning granite canyon. This Class IV/V river is ideal for the thrill-seeking, experienced rafter or athletic beginner. This river offers (almost!) non-stop action for 9 miles as it cuts through a gorgeous narrow granite canyon with back-to-back big rapids. You’ll deftly maneuver around boulders and successfully tackle rapids like Chamberlain Falls, Bogus Thunder, Staircase, Nose Stand and many more. Get ready to paddle with gusto--this run is all hands on deck!

What to Bring/WearWhat We ProvideFor Overnight Camping
For On the Raft
  • Secure footwear; old tennis shoes or sturdy sandals with heel straps such as Tevas, Keens, and Chacos. NO FLIP FLOPS OR BARE FEET!
  • Swimsuit or shorts and T-shirt to wear on the rafts.
  • Sunglasses with neck strap (Please be sure to bring a neck strap for any glasses you plan on wearing on the raft.)
  • Sunscreen and lip ointment
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof camera (optional)
  • Light cap or visor (optional)
  • Any medicines you require (please contact us beforehand to ensure we can accommodate any needs)
For After Your Trip
  • Optional gratuity for your hardworking guides
  • Dry Clothing
  • Water or other beverage
  • One professional, talented, and possibly humorous river guide
  • White water raft (Crewed by your provided guide at all times)
  • Personal Flotation Device (Life-jacket)
  • Helmet
  • Paddle
  • Other required safety equipment
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Tent (optionally we can provide tents at no cost)
  • Warm clothing for the evening.
  • Personal care items (Toothbrush, deodorant,  hair care products, etc.)
  • Flashlight or headlamp

ITINERARY:

Departure: The departure time for this trip varies based on the permit for that day. You will meet the WET van and your guides for the day. behind the Raleys in Auburn California at 13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603. From there we have a short 25 minute ride in the van to our put- in location at the Iowa Hill Rd. Bridge.

The Trip: This one is not for the faint of heart. The North Fork is a Class IV+ section of continuous high level whitewater.

Return: Once your time on the water is complete you will load into the WET van and return to the Raley's parking lot after a short drive.

 

North Fork of the American River

  • RIVER: NORTH FORK of the AMERICAN RIVER
  • SECTION: IOWA HILL ROAD - PONDEROSA ROAD
  • BEST FOR: ADVENTURES, THRILL SEEKERS, EXPERIENCED RAFTERS
  • LENGTH: 1 DAY
  • CLASS: IV+
  • MIN. AGE: 16
  • SKILL:  INTERMEDIATE, EXPERIENCED
  • DEPARTS FROM: BEHIND RALEY'S, 13384 LINCOLN WAY, AUBURN, CA 95603
  • MEALS: LUNCH
  • MEET TIME:  VARIES BASED ON DATE. (CLICK BOOK NOW TO BROWSE BY DATE AND TIME)

EVERYDAY $129

Where to meet:

Lincoln Way Raley's in Auburn

Large parking lot directly behind the store.

13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603