Kern River Rafting Adventures

RAFT IT! Overview of Kern River Rafting Trips
What is the ideal river trip for you?

Take the time to imagine…

What would the water be like?
What would the landscape be like?
What would the people be like?
What would YOU be like on the ideal river trip?

Our rafting trips on the Kern are what great adventure stories are made of. 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 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.

Lower Kern Rafting

Our most popular family section with Class III-IV rapids. Half day to two day trips.

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Exciting white water with Class III-V rapids. Variety of half day, one, and two day trips including the Class V Thunder Run.

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This is our premier Class IV-V trip. Two to three days of a beautiful wilderness river canyon; intense, continuous, and demanding whitewater; and luxurious, decadent river-side camping.

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This is our beginner section and has Class I-III rapids. One hour to all day trips.

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Try our more leisurely stand up paddleboard (SUP) or lake kayaking tours on beautiful Lake Isabella. This is a very relaxing, fun, nature-oriented paddling experience geared for all. With your guide leading the way and the Sequoia National Forest as a backdrop, you will glide your way across the tranquil lake and through the scenic […]

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Take 20% Off…

Did you know that MRA provides a 20% discount on Class IV Upper Kern river trips for non-profits?  We also offer an “early in the season” 20% camping discount, for any campers that camp with us prior to April 1st.

Call 800-861-6553 to chat about the possibilities. Valid on new reservations.

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Latest News |
December 1, 2017
The gift of adventure. Celebrating 30 years on the Kern River!

Children with paddles in the air on a Kern River rafting tour.

Celebrating 30 years, on the
Kern River, with you!

I took…

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Click here to see registration details. All activities are subject to a 3% land use fee.