Forks Of The Kern River Rafting

Class IV-V: Experienced Only

April – October


You get it ALL on the Forks when you commit! The Forks of the Kern is arguably the longest Class V wilderness, river trip in the country. You get nearly 20 miles of steep Class IV & V whitewater fun that demands all the commitment and skill that you have to offer. We work with you, the river, and even the River God on these runs! This is a true wilderness experience. Explore the deep solitude and awesome sights of this beautiful river canyon that only a relatively talented few can experience. Minimum age is 16 years old.  Join us one of the following dates

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With a big water year trips can go longer into the season.

Pristine wilderness, demanding whitewater, experience the Forks of the Kern on YouTube.

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Wetsuits Required

*Wetsuits are required for spring paddling, so please bring your own, borrow one, or let us know that you would like to rent one of ours. Age requirement may vary depending on water level.
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