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Mountain & River Adventures creates pure fun experiences, connecting people with nature and each other, through diverse adventure options that suit the individual.
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?

Find it on the Kern with MRA….we bring out the best….

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.

Upper Kern River Rafting Powerhouse Section
Kern Whitewater River Rafting   This is our beginner section and has Class I-III rapids. One hour to all day trips. Ages 5* and up.
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Lower Kern River Rafting
Kern Whitewater River Rafting   Our most popular family section with Class III-IV rapids. Half day to two day trips. Ages 10* and up.
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Upper Kern River Rafting
Kern Whitewater River Rafting   Exciting white water with Class III-V rapids. Variety of half day, one, and two day trips for ages 12* and up including the Class V Thunder Run.
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Forks of the Kern River Rafting
Kern Whitewater River Rafting   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. Ages 16 and up.
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Other MRA activity choices:

*Age requirements are subject to change during high/low water.

Take 20% Off...

Did you know that MRA provides a 20% discount on Class IV Upper Kern river trips for
non-profits? Call to chat about the possibilities. Valid on new reservations.

20% off camping
February 1st - April 1st | give us a call

Interactive River Maps
View our interactive river map showing our different Kern river rafting trip locations.
Photo Keepsake
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