California Rafting near Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon

Rivers & Trips

Since 1973

Choose Your Adventure!

From family friendly to high adrenaline! From a refreshing 1/2 day trip to an extended overnight trip with meals and camping on the river, we’ve got something for everyone! Check out our most popular rivers below.

Kings River

Truly one of California’s best kept secrets. Refreshing, crystal clear water, friendly yet exciting rapids, stunning views, and unforgettable riverside dining and camping options, all near Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Parks

  • River class: 3-3+
  • Trip length: 1/2 Day, 1 Day, 2 Day

Merced River

Action packed whitewater just minutes from the entrance to Yosemite National Park. Only on the Merced can you experience world class whitewater in the morning , and iconic Yosemite Valley in the afternoon.

  • River class: 3-4
  • Trip length: 1/2 Day, 1 Day
Tuolumne River

Tuolumne River

Long, technical rapids in a rugged river canyon. With a legendary reputation for its challenging whitewater and scenic, riverside camping, the Tuolumne is a must for any whitewater adventurer.

  • River class: 4-4+
  • Trip length: 1 Day, 2 Day, 3 Day

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My husband and I were traveling with another couple to Yosemite for a few days and booked the half day AM trip on the Merced…. I’m so glad we chose Zephyr to coordinate our rafting trip because everything went very smoothly and we had a blast. The staff at Zephyr taught us everything we needed to know before we set foot on the raft and we felt like we were in good hands through our entire trip.

Katy Houston, TX