Mountain And River Adventures – Kern River Rafting and Adventures

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Rafting on the Kern River

Welcome to Mountain and River Adventures, Kern River rafting located only three hours from Los Angeles, we are Southern California’s best river experience. Our private campground is right on the Kern River and has all of your favorite family camping amenities. Looking for something to do? We have activities for the whole family! Whether you are excited about rafting on the world famous Kern River, cruising the trails on a mountain bike, or just joining us for a quiet weekend of camping and relaxing we welcome you to Mountain and River Adventures.

Rafting the Lower Kern Near Los Angeles California
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We also offer team building courses, kayaking eco-tours of Lake Isabella and a full service campground along the shores of the Kern River. Call 800-861-6553 to reserve your adventure today!

The Kern River

White Water Rafting Near Los Angeles

The Wild and Scenic Kern River springs from the high Sierra Nevada Mountains near Mount Whitney and flows southwest through the Sequoia National Forest toward Bakersfield, California. The Kern River offers many types of rafting tours depending on the time of year and the challenges/relaxation desired.

Choose from hour-long beginner rafting trips or multi-day family trips. For beginners or intermediate rafters, we recommend one of the easier runs on the Lower Kern River. The Forks of the Kern, the Upper Kern River, and the Thunder Run stretches are early to mid-season trips depending on the spring snowmelt and can provide class IV and class V challenges for more experienced white water rafters. The Upper Kern one day trip offers almost 20 miles of Class III and IV white water to choose from and is our primary early season trip offering, while our Lower Kern river trips offer nearly 18 miles of white water later in the summer.

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Join us in quaint, charming Kernville, California and let MRA help you “Adventure, Relax and Enjoy” in our outdoor playground! To learn more about our exciting Kern River Rafting trips download our brochure or explore our website. Call 800-861-6553 to reserve your Kern River rafting trip or learn more about making reservations.

We look forward to your visit to our forest and the scenic Kern River!

Let’s paddle together,

John and Rhonda Stallone

Rafting the Kern

Rafting the Kern River!

The Kern River located only 3 hours from Los Angeles, it is also has some of the best white water rafting in the country. At Mountain and River Adventures we have been commercially rafting the Kern River for over 30 years, and know it well. Whether you are a beginner, or a seasoned expert we have something for you. Low or High Water we are going to have a great time!  At Mountain and River Adventures we offer guided and non guided services for basically every outdoor activity. So, if you are looking for adventure you should start here. Give us a call at 800-861-6553 to reserve your kern river rafting adventure, or book online!

Why Raft With Us?

Great Adventure stories are made from rafting on the Kern River! Enjoy huge granite boulders reflecting the hot sun and cool white water that washes fun over you with each wave. People who are attracted to meeting challenges, working together, laughing out loud, and enjoying the true spirit of nature, are all attracted to rafting the Kern and our guides. Choosing the right outfitter and trip is about bringing out the best in you. We will help you be right-on about your skill level, determination, and how much adventure you want in order to maximize fun and exceed your highest expectations. Look over your choices below, give us a call to chat about details, and just relax – we will help you make the best choice.

Whether you are a beginner looking to “get your feet wet,” or an experienced rafter with a daring spirit, the wild and scenic Kern River and Mountain & River Adventures has just the rafting trip for you. There are hour-long beginner trips for all ages 5 and up, multi-day family trips, and advanced sections for the experienced rafter. If you have a thirst for thrills, we can quench that thirst with a sip or a gulp! Find out which river trip is for you on our frequently asked questions page.

For more information on our Kern River Rafting Trips Click on the Links Below:

Rafting the Kern: Class III
Family Friendly: Class III trips great for the family and beginners

Class III rapids are the lowest rated white water trip we offer. Great for Beginners and Families looking to have a great day of rafting on the Kern River and get a little wet!

Rafting the Kern Class III
Lower Kern Rafting Class III-IV

The Lower Kern offers some of the best white water rafting around! Great Pool Drop style class IV rapids leave for a very exciting day of white-water!




Upper Kern
Upper Kern Class III, IV, and V


The Upper Kern is free flowing from the Sierra’s, which means that all of the water comes from snow melt! Which is why when the Sierra’s get snow we get excited!

Forks of the Kern: Class IV & V Adventure!

The Forks of the Kern are truly a wilderness adventure! While on these multi-day trips you will experience nature in its true beauty! It also offers some of the most exciting white water in the country!

Whether you are on Isabella or on the River, Kayaking and SUP adventures with MRA are a great time!

Check Kern River flow rates here.

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