Major Rapids in this Section
Other South Fork Trip Options
Our Whole River 21 mile trip is the entire length of the South Fork American river, all in one day. It begins early at 7:45 AM at our CRRE meeting area. Once everyone is checked in, we board our bus for a cool ride up through the Coloma Gold Discover site, where gold was first discovered, by James Marshall in 1848. Once we arrive at our “put-in” location, our guide staff will hand out pfd’s (life jackets), helmets, and paddles. Then after a short river safety presentation, we assign the groups to the guides and push off for an all day adventure. Up right away are the UPPER RAPIDS of Meatgrinder, Racehorse Bend, and Toublebmaker, to name just a few. Then we’ll float for an hour down to the half way point where your guides will have our riverside buffet lunch set out for you. Well rest at lunch for about 4 min, then head back to the rafts and head down to the GORGE, where again, well encounter many class 3 rapids in a row. Included in this section are: Satan’s Cesspool, Bouncing Rock, and Hospital Bar again to name only a few.
We then drift into the “take-out” area where our bus is waiting with cold drinks and a snack for the 30 min bus ride back to the meeting area. We finish up right about 4:30 PM.
We also offer the Afternoon Half Day, Gorge 1Day, and Whole River trips, for information on these awesome trips please goto use the follwoing
link for South Fork American River Rafting.