AT-A-GLANCE FACTS

Class 5 Adrenaline Runs!
Difficulty: Advanced to Expert rafting trips
Rating: Class 4 & 5
Minimum Age: 16+
Length: 18-28 miles, 2-3 days
Season: April into July, varies with snow pack
Elevation: 1225-1375 Ft
Price: Starting at $348 [ VIEW PRICES ]
Location: Six Rivers National Forest near Somes Bar, CA
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California Salmon & Scott River Rafting

AT-A-GLANCE FACTS

Class 5 Adrenaline Runs!
Difficulty: Advanced to Expert rafting trips
Rating: Class 4 & 5
Minimum Age: 16+
Length: 18-28 miles, 2-3 days
Season: April into July, varies with snow pack
Elevation: 1225-1375 Ft
Price: Starting at $348 [ VIEW PRICES ]
Location: Six Rivers National Forest near Somes Bar, CA
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The California Salmon & Scott River rafting trips are two of California’s top spring rivers providing Class 4 and 5 rafting thrills. Despite the driving distance to this remote area in N. California, many avid river runners gladly make this trek. These rafting trips are recommended for experienced rafting clients who are in good physical condition and very capable swimmers. Previous Class 4 experience is a must and a swim test may be given.

There are plenty of unique rapids on these rivers, with numerous Class 4 and 5 rapids. On the Salmon River encounter Class 5 rapids “Last Chance”, “Cascade” and “Freight Train”. If you catch the Scott River too then you get to experience more Class 5 action with “Boulder Creek Falls”, “White House”, “Tompkins Creek” and “Schuler Gulch” rapids. Besides the rapids, there is much to take in on these trips. Add the scenic beauty of rugged carved granite, the forests of the Klamath National Forest, and the incredible waterfalls that tumble into the canyons.

The magnificent California Salmon & Scott rivers are natural wild and scenic river tributaries of the mighty Klamath River. They tumble swiftly out of the Marble Mountains and the Salmon-Trinity Alps Wilderness areas. Wildlife is plentiful, but easily hidden in this rugged terrain.

The Scott River has a shorter season and is best during higher snowpack years. This is due to the fact it is on the east “drier” side of the mountain range, . California Salmon river rafting trips however run later than most of the Class 4/5 runs further south.

Charter transportation is sometimes available from the Sacramento area, or airport pick-up from Redding.

Tributary Whitewater Tours operates under permits issued by the Six Rivers National Forest and the Klamath National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.

The Cal. Salmon River is free-flowing, so entirely dependent on snow-melt. Check our Predictions Page for expected flow conditions.

California Salmon & Scott River Rafting Trip Options

NW California Class 4/5 gem

Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
Rating: Class 4+/5
Minimum Age: 16 years
Length: 15-18 miles
Time: 9:30am day 1 – 4:30pm day 2
Price: Starting at $369

Includes 4 meals and 1 night camp

Rafting trips on the California Salmon or Cal. Salmon River are only recommended for experienced rafting clients who are in good physical condition, and very capable swimmers. There are numerous Class IV and substantial Class V rapids on these runs. …[ FIND OUT MORE ]

Not to be missed Class 5 runs!

Difficulty: Advanced
Rating: Class 5
Minimum Age: 16 years
Length: 28 miles
Time: 9:30am day 1 – 4:30/5:00pm last day
Price: Contact us for price

Includes 7 meals and 2 nights camp

Rafting trips on the California Salmon and Scott Rivers are only recommended for experienced rafting clients who are in good physical condition, and very capable swimmers. There are numerous Class IV and substantial Class V rapids on these runs. See the …[ FIND OUT MORE ]