Trinity – 1/2 Day

Our half day rafting trip on the Trinity River near Big Bar, California is perfect for scout group, adventure camps, and family vacations in Northern California! The Pigeon Point Run on the Trinity River is ideal for ages 7+, but okay at lower flows for adventurous youths around 5 years and up.

These trips are popular in the summer and often fill up so please book in advance!

Camping accommodations are available at the Trinity Adventure Park (also our meeting location).

Middle Fork American – Fishing – 2 Day

2 amazing days of trout fishing and white water rafting on the Class 2-4 Middle Fork American River! Take your time to explore the eddies of this beautiful river canyon. Located in the Auburn State Rec Park between Auburn, and Foresthill, CA. This trip is within 2 hours of Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, San Francisco and many popular attractions in California. Our skilled guides will bring you to best spots for fishing while also cooking your on river meals. Our specialized rigs will allow for comfortable fishing and ideal resistance. For advanced fishing skills, swimming skills preferred. 

This is also a fun upgrade for groups, and popular with our Bachelor party trips already going on our 2 day Middle Fork Wilderness trip. Add a fishing raft for the group to share thruout the 2 day adventure. 

Middle Fork American – Fishing -1 Day

A rewarding day of fly fishing and white water rafting on the Middle Fork American River!  Our skilled guides will bring you to best spots for fishing while also cooking your on river meals. Our specialized rigs will allow for comfortable fishing and ideal resistance. This trip features some Class 4 rapids, this adventure is suggested for advanced fishing skills, swimming skills preferred. 

Wine Tasting – 2 Day

Join us in El Dorado County for a 2 day wine tasting and whitewater rafting adventure! Spend your first day being chauffeured around sipping wine from local vintners. On day 2 enjoy a whitewater adventure on the South Fork American River Chili Bar Run!

Amazing riverside camping and meals are included with this unique offering from Raft California.

South Fork American – Upper Chili Bar Trip

Tackle fun and challenging rapids like Meatgrinder and Triple Threat, than finish off the big rapids with the excitement of Troublemaker. Immediately following float thru the Historic Marshall Gold Discovery State Park where gold was first discovered. You continue down at a mellower rate with some fun Class 2 rapids like Old Scary and Barking Dog. The trip ends back at the same camp where we met you.

Truckee – 1/2 Day


Our Truckee River rafting trips are a guided whitewater trip featuring Class 2-3+ rapids suitable for ages 7+ and non swimmers. In peak season we typically run 2 trips a day, 1 in the morning and another in the afternoon.

After meeting your guide and getting some basic paddling instructions. The trip will starts with several fun Class 2-2+ rapids as you meander thru the High Sierra desert, with cottonwoods lining the banks. Several miles downstream you will encounter a series of Class 3+ rapids including Jaws & Bronco! Professional photographers are typically located at these big rapids to capture your images as you come thru! These are available for purchase/view online after your trip.

Raft capacity is 5-6 depending on flow. If you have a group of 6-8 you really don’t want to split, then consider a drive to the South Fork American in Lotus, CA (8 max per raft).

This is NOT the raft rentals out of Tahoe City, which is a mellower self guided float trip. We often hear that people were told there was no Truckee River rafting. We are often running trips even when the raft rentals are shut down. Contact us with any questions!

South Fork American – Full River – 1 day

Join Raft California for a full day of Class 2-3+ whitewater action! You will raft all 21 miles of the South Fork American River and encounter fun and exciting rapids including the iconic Troublemaker, Maya, Satan’s Cesspool, Hospital Bar and Recovery Room.

The trips meets at our South Fork American River Campground & Outpost in Lotus, CA just off Historic Highway 49. We till shuttle you to/from the river and lunch is provided mid-day.

There is the option to camp the night before or after your trip making it a nice vacation with some riverside R&R.

Combo – American SFA/MFA – 2 Day

This South Fork / Middle Fork American River Rafting combo overnight trip is an ideal rafting trip for those wanting to warm up on some Class 3 rapids, before stepping up to the more exciting Class 4 action on the Middle Fork American River on the 2nd day. This American River raft trip is great for adventurous first time rafters and suitable for families with teenagers.


South Fork American – Wilderness – 2 day

This is the perfect American River rafting trip for youth groups, scout groups, and corporate groups looking for a wilderness rafting trip. We are conveniently located close to Sacramento, San Francisco, and Lake Tahoe!

We run the South Fork American River from “Top to Bottom” taking our time to enjoy the scenery and history of the riverbank. This is a great for kids and adults to unplug and enjoy the outdoors.

SFL/SFU (Keep)

Our 2 day South Fork American River rafting trip is ideal for families with kids ages 7-8+ groups and ok for non-swimmers. Our Riverside Campground is near Sacramento, San Francisco, and Lake Tahoe! Join us for a riverside camping and white water rafting adventure on Class 2 and 3 rapids.