Explore our most popular California whitewater river rafting options that include Class IV rafting on the Middle Fork of the American River.

Available June through September for groups of 10 or more. Limited to High School students or older.

Popular Class IV Rafting Trips in California

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Experience a day of Class IV rafting in California on a 16 mile section of the Middle Fork of the American River. This full day rafting trip has some extreme whitewater along with plenty of opportunity for group bonding and experiencing God in this isolated, deep river canyon. Perfect for High School church youth groups, College aged and Adult Christian fellowships looking for an adventurous rafting experience to add onto their Rock-N-Water Christian Camp experience.

Class IV California Rafting Trips

Each of our vacation options offer an amazing section of Class IV rapids that also includes calmer sections where our guides can lead quiet time devotions as we continue to grow in our relationship with our loving savior Jesus Christ.

Details & Possible Upgrades

  • To improve the overall quality and safety of our Class IV California river trips, we limit them to High School ages and older. Additionally, we ask that High School participants have a recent day of Class III river rafting experience.
  • By default, each of the above multi-day California whitewater adventures have you arrive around 7 PM the night before (eating dinner before you arrive), and leaving around 6 PM (eating dinner on the road) at the end of your last adventure. If you would like to do the same on a one day trip (we strongly encourage it), it’s just an extra $22/person.
  • If you live more than 3 hours away, or you just want to finish your trip with even more awesomeness, we recommend you add dinner and another night of camping & campfire time to the end of your river trip for just $22/person.
  • There is an extra $15 per person fee for doing river rafting adventures on a Saturday or Sunday.  Why weekends cost more?
  • T-shirts can be ordered for the whole group at $15/person.
  • If you are comparing our prices with generic white water rafting outfitters, please be aware that unlike prices listed for most of their south fork american river rafting trips, our prices already include all taxes and fees.

Water Flow Statement from El Dorado County

El Dorado County ask that all rafters on the South Fork of the American River be aware that "Water flows in the South Fork American River result from releases from facilities located upstream. Such water releases are not subject to the control of El Dorado county or commercial rafting companies operating under permits from El Dorado County."

Special Offers Rafting: Our goal it to make our everyday prices super special, but sometimes we do have special offers for white water rafting.

More Options

Looking for something a little less adventurous? Try our Class III California River Rafting Trips. Again, please contact us if you have any questions about our California river trips, or are not finding exactly what you are looking for. With 4.9 out of 5 Stars on reviews from Class IV Rafting trip customers, we’re sure to find the perfect trip for you too.