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).

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.

Lower Klamath – 3 DAY

On our Lower Klamath River rafting 3 day rafting trip, you will enjoy the large sandy beaches along the river for camping and playing in the warm waters. There are many fun Class 2 and 3 whitewater rapids.

The Lower Klamath River is known for its abundant wildlife and steel-head and salmon fishing and we welcome you to bring fishing poles (and license for adults). Also inquire with our reservation staff about our full service fishing trips!

Tributary Whitewater Tours/ operates under permit from the Klamath National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.

East Fork Carson – 2 DAY

This is by far a must do rafting trip for all river lovers! The 2 day East Carson River trip naturally flows for 21 miles with mellow Class 2-2+ rapids, making it family friendly! This outdoor rafting and wilderness camping adventure takes full advantage of the natural hot-springs (aceess from overnight camping area), scenery and wilderness surroundings.

Tributary Whitewater Tours/ operates under permit from the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.

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!

Lower Middle Fork American – 1/2-DAY

The Lower Middle Fork American River is the perfect Class 2 rafting trip for families with younger kids ages 4+. We know – we are parents too!

This afternoon half day trip meets in Auburn, California, also a historic mining town, and known as the “Endurance Capital of the World”. It is a 7 mile wilderness trip that meanders thru the canyon walls in the Auburn State Recreation Area. Due to the upstream water releases we meet at 12:30 pm (we cannot adjust for an earlier time) and like to take our time on the river. There is plenty of opportunity for swimming and possibly doing a hike, fishing, or stopping for snacks (not included, but you are welcome to bring your own). There are several fun rapids along the way, but nothing more than a Class 2+ at regular flows. Making this the perfect trip for younger kids and others who want to explore this beautiful secluded canyon. We typically have you back to your vehicles by 5:30pm.

Inflatable Kayaks are a fantastic addition for groups with teens and adventurous adults, these are available for rent.

This beginner trip can be combined with the South Fork American River for an overnight adventure with camping & meals included.

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 – Lower MFA / SFA Gorge Run– 2 day

The Lower Middle Fork & South Fork American Gorge 2 day overnight combo trip is a great first time trip for younger children. Also those who may be a bit nervous about tackling Class 3 rapids, will appreciate the Class 2 rapids on the first day to “warm-up”. This trip is also great for diverse family groups. We can supply inflatable kayaks on the first day for greater excitement for older youths and more adventurous participants.

Due to water releases upstream, we can only run the Lower Middle Fork American in the afternoon, so we meet on day one after lunch.

On day 2, if you have younger children who cannot raft on Class 3, they can stop at lunch and play in camp, visit the nearby Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park or take some easy local hikes.

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.