The Middle Fork of the American River
Northern California’s Middle Fork American River
The MFAR offers a great many options to visitors looking for a more remote and isolated white water rafting adventure.
River Sections for White Water Rafting American River
Tunnel Shoot / Oxbow Powerhouse
This Class IV run covers 16 miles of the Middle Fork of the American River and is offered as our Ruck-A-Chuck California Rafting Trip.
After an early morning start, we kick things off with a Class III rapid just yards from the put-in. After a few more rapids to get us used to rafting, we hit some more challenging and no less visually impressive rapids including Tunnel Chute. After a number of larger rapids we get a bit of a break as we float down intermittent class II rapids for the next 9 miles, rest, have lunch, and get to know each other better.
After a time of relaxation, we’ll jump back in to some more Class IV rapids in quick succession be before calling it a day and heading back home.
Class II Run
There is a Class II run on the lower section of the Middle Fork of the American River. But due to the extended travel time and equipment logistics we do not typically offer rafting trips on this scenic section.
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