AT-A-GLANCE FACTS

Class 5 Summer Rafting!
Difficulty: Advanced to Expert
Rating: Class 5
Minimum Age: 16+
Length: 10-20 miles, 1-2 days
Season: May-July
Elevation: 1260 Ft
Price: Starting at $194 [ VIEW PRICES ]
Location: Burnt Ranch Gorge Campground Highway 299 between Eureka and Redding, Ca
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Trinity River – Burnt Ranch Gorge Rafting

AT-A-GLANCE FACTS

Class 5 Summer Rafting!
Difficulty: Advanced to Expert
Rating: Class 5
Minimum Age: 16+
Length: 10-20 miles, 1-2 days
Season: May-July
Elevation: 1260 Ft
Price: Starting at $194 [ VIEW PRICES ]
Location: Burnt Ranch Gorge Campground Highway 299 between Eureka and Redding, Ca
[ MAP & DIRECTIONS ]
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Burnt Ranch Gorge on the Trinity River and one of the few Class 5 rivers available in California in the summer months. The action on Burnt Ranch Gorge is swift and intense, with the Trinity River dropping 200 feet in two miles and five Class 4-4+ rapids in the first 2.5 miles.  It is a classic pool and drop rafting trip. The riverbed is nearly blocked by a maze of boulders and there are countless falls, holes and waves to negotiate. This trip features numerous chutes just barely wide enough for the raft to slip through! Only smaller paddle boats are used because of the narrow and intricate passages.

This is NOT a novice whitewater rafting trip and requires previous Class 4 experience!

All participants must be experienced, physically fit and competent swimmers. Paddlers are required to show their abilities to handle the pace. A Class 5 paddlers test will be conducted in the river at put-in. Participants must be able to:

– Swim under the raft from one side to the other

– Climb back in the boat unassisted

–  Swim across a swift current.

Once in Burnt Ranch Gorge, the guides and clients will scout all the major rapids so rugged footwear is required.

Airport pick-up may be arranged from Redding.

Tributary operates under permit from the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.

Check our Predictions Page for 2018 flow expectations, or email us to be on a wait list for trips. Could be a good May and early June run this season. 
 

Trinity River – Burnt Ranch Gorge Rafting Trip Options

Rare Class 5 summer run

Difficulty: Advanced
Rating: Class 5
Minimum Age: 16 years
Length: 10 miles
Time: 9:00am – 4:30/5:00pm
Price: Starting at $189

Includes lunch

Burnt Ranch Gorge whitewater rafting trips are Class 5 and requires previous Class 4+ experience, and excellent swimming skills. We meet at the Burnt Ranch Gorge campground and shuttle up to the Cedar Flat access area where you will be …[ FIND OUT MORE ]

Rare Class 5 summer run

Difficulty: Advanced
Rating: Class 5
Minimum Age: 16 years
Length: 20 miles
Time: 9:00am – 4:30/5:00pm
Price: Starting at $344

Includes 4 meals and 1 nights camp.

Normally the 2 day raft trip on Burnt Ranch Gorge will run the entire Gorge twice in 2 days. You get the same adventure twice! This is not a novice run and previous rafting experience is required. Strong swimming skills …[ FIND OUT MORE ]