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Article Teaser: With dozens of whitewater rivers around the Northern California region, it can be challenging to find just the right trip for the beginner whitewater rafting enthusiast. The rivers in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe present the most attractive trips for beginners, and these trips are available year around. Here are some of the best whitewater rafting venues for beginners of all ages:

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The Best Whitewater Rafting Trips for Beginners

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With dozens of whitewater rivers around the Northern California region, it can be challenging to find just the right trip for the beginner whitewater rafting enthusiast.

The rivers in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe present the most attractive trips for beginners, and these trips are available year around. Beginner's courses are usually more tranquil in nature, and offer scenic views of the landscape, semi-challenging rapids, and very few drops.

Some of the most popular rivers are simply too dangerous and violent for beginners, but there are still many exciting options available for those without advanced whitewater rafting skills. Here are some of the best whitewater rafting venues for beginners of all ages:

South Fork American Whitewater Rafting Trip for Beginners

It's become one of the most popular whitewater rafting rivers in Northern California, and is perfect for beginners looking for a scenic and exciting adventure. The South Fork American River is a 21-mile stretch that can be found just 1-1/2 hours from Lake Tahoe and 45 minutes from Sacramento. The milder rapids make it easy to navigate along the river and still enjoy the view; you'll be floating along California's Gold Country, an area covered in lush hills, vegetation, and local wildlife. On a day with clear blue skies, this is one of the most attractive places to take in the best of nature in Northern California.

The most well known spots along the South Fork American include Racehorse Bend, Class III+ Troublemaker, and Triple Threat. After you paddle on through these somewhat rough waters, the river slows down around Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. After heading off to the steep canyon, you'll experience a series of fun and exciting rapids such as the Hospital Bar, Fowler's Rock, and more. The excitement runs high every season at the South Fork American, and is an ideal journey for beginners and lifelong whitewater enthusiasts alike.

Middle Fork American Whitewater Rafting Trip for Adventurous Beginners

Located just one hour east of Sacramento, the Middle Fork American is another ideal spot for rafting. It's best suited for those want to build their skills for a fast-paced ride, as it does contain a number of challenging rapids, twists, and turns that add some fast-paced excitement to the trip. The river begins on the west rim of Lake Tahoe, and flows through the Auburn State Recreation Area and Tahoe National Forest.

The river offers clear blue waters, lush landscapes, and views of the forested canyon and waterfalls throughout. The areas of smoother riding along this trip allow you to enjoy the scenic landscapes and catch a glimpse of the region's wildlife. Popular rapids along this trip include the Kanaka, Submarine Hole, and the famous 'Tunnel Chute', one of the biggest rapids that are sure to pique the interest of the enthusiastic beginner.

Truckee Whitewater Rafting Trip for Beginners

Be prepared for seven miles of fun, excitement, and unique views from this river that parallels Interstate 80. The Truckee River is chock full of Class II and a few Class III rapids, but the last mile is famous for some of the most adventurous runs. Since most of the river is calm and mellow, it's a great start for beginners who need to practice, but still want to enjoy a scenic trip.

The river is located in North Lake Tahoe, with gorgeous views of the surrounding hills, meadows, and forest. It begins near Carson pass and flows directly into Lake Tahoe; the best places for rafting are just below the Boca Reservoir known as the 'Little Truckee.' Being able to spot wildlife and regional birds are just a few other highlights of this trip, and it's a fun adventure for white water rafting enthusiasts of all ages.

If you're a beginner whitewater rafting enthusiast, or just looking for a safe and exciting trip for a group of beginners, there are a number of attractive options available. Finding the right match for your skill level is very important, as you want to enjoy the experience and stay safe at all times. Beginner's journeys generally feature a few manageable rapids, small drops, and more tranquil spaces to float by and enjoy the scenery. From the Truckee River to the South Fork American, be sure to consider all of these amazing rivers for your whitewater rafting adventure.


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Norm Schoenhoff and his crew have been leading river rafting trips down four of the most beautiful Northern California white water 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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