For detailed information, including overnight lodging, camping, meeting time and place, and what to bring, please see the trip detail page for each river that we run.
Beginner (Class II/III+) Minimum age 7-10, depending on water levels.
- Kings River
- American River (SOUTH FORK)
- Merced River (Late-season trips – varies each season. Please call our office for the latest update on river conditions!)
Intermediate (Class III/IV+) Minimum age 10-14, depending on water levels.
- Merced River (Spring trips – varies each season. Please call our office for the latest update on river conditions!)
- Tuolumne River
- American River (MIDDLE FORK)
|Scale of River Difficulty|
|1||Easy||Waves small; passages clear; no serious obstacles.|
|2||Medium||Rapids of moderate difficulty with passages clear.|
|3||Difficult||Waves numerous, high, irregular; rocks; eddies; rapids with
passages clear through narrow chutes requiring expertise in maneuvering.
|4||Very Difficult||Long rapids; waves powerful, irregular; numerous rocks; boiling
eddies; powerful and precise maneuvering required.
|5||Extremely Difficult||Exceedingly difficult; long and violent rapids, following
each other almost without interruption; riverbed extremely
obstructed; big drops, violent current and very steep gradient.
|6||Unrunnable||Don’t even think about it!|
|Hours from Bay Area||Hours from Los Angeles|
|American||3 – 3.5||8 – 9|