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The Best Rafting Rivers in Northern California

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When you're looking for only the best whitewater rafting experience in Northern California, you have a number of scenic, exciting, and unique journeys to choose from.

From the captivating wilderness along the North Fork of the American River, to the amazing rapids in the South Fork American, there's no limit on fun and excitement for whitewater rafting trips. Each trip offers a fresh perspective on the nature and beauty of the Northern California Rivers, and you'll never have the same experience twice.

Here are just a few of the best rivers for white water rafting in Northern California:

Whitewater Rafting on the South Fork American

When you're ready to experience one of the country's most popular whitewater rafting rivers, make your way to the South Fork American. Both beginners and lifelong enthusiasts gather here each season for the beautiful views of the rolling hills, and nonstop action of the river as it flows past Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Sutter's Mill, and a variety of other notable destinations in the area.

The rapids are both mild and intense, and you'll experience a variety of different flows throughout your journey along this river. The South Fork American is a great start for beginners, and is guaranteed to give you a well-rounded experience of both the tumultuous and peaceful rivers in Northern California.

Whitewater Rafting on the Middle Fork American

Known for its amazing views of wildlife and forest scenes, the Middle Fork American is one of the most beautiful river journeys in Northern California. Your whitewater rafting excursion can begin on the west rim of Lake Tahoe, and you'll float around Tahoe National Forest, Auburn State Recreation Area, and Canyon Creek.

This river is famous for its Tunnel Chute rapid, as well as the Kanaka, Submarine Hole, and Last chance. Lush vegetation, plants, forests, and wildlife surround the entire river. It's a fun whitewater rafting experience for all ages, allowing everyone to take in the breathtaking mountains, stop along the way for a picnic, and spot a few animals in their natural habitat. Whether you're enjoying a one-day journey or a multi-day whitewater rafting excursion, the Middle Fork American is one of the most scenic trips you'll experience.

Whitewater Rafting on the North Fork American

If you're looking for a more tumultuous whitewater rafting experience, the North Fork American promises all of that and more. This is the place to enjoy the sunset across the wilderness and valleys, and the narrow, more intimate setting is perfect for couples to enjoy a unique outdoor adventure together.

The crystal blue river and beautiful scenery make it an almost paradisiacal adventure; you can look forward to paddling across polished rocks, clear waters, and float on by the Tahoe National Forest and wilderness. This is the place to explore natural canyons, gushing tides, and long stretches of peaceful and tranquil river rafting at its best.

Whitewater Rafting on the Merced Rivers

As it twists out of the Yosemite Valley, Merced River is one of the most popular choices for whitewater rafting enthusiasts. You'll be riding along intense rapids and experiencing some of the most heart-pounding drops from waterfalls just beyond the famous Quarter Mile Rapid. It's not the best choice for beginners, but does offer plenty of excitement and amazing views of the Yosemite Valley and beyond.

The river is wild and explosive during the peak seasons of May and early June, but still a high intensity river in June and July when the water level drops slightly. The beautiful sparkling waters and steep slopes offer everything you need for the perfect whitewater-rafting trip. You can also make a stop at many camping sites around the area, or settle in for some house boating, wind surfing, mountain biking, or a guided nature tour along the way.

From the thrilling scenes on the North Fork American to the fast-paced action on the Merced River, there's no limit on the unique and exciting adventures that await you on your whitewater rafting trip in Northern California. Whether you're a beginner or a lifelong white water rafting enthusiast, you'll find a new journey at some of these top rivers in the area.


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Norm Schoenhoff and his crew have been leading white water river rafting trips down four of the most beautiful Northern California rivers, since 1978. Whitewater Excitement provides trips designed for beginners to experienced rafters, with "Best in Class" standards of safety, service, pricing and quality. Church groups, business organizations, families, and groups of friends regularly make the fun and exhilarating trip down the rivers, with the expert rafters from Whitewater Excitement. Learn more by visiting: http://www.whitewaterexcitement.com

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