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Choosing a Trip

Kern River Tours offers a variety of whitewater adventures from fun splashy waves for the whole family to outrageous rapids for the more experienced paddlers. Every trip offers excellent outdoor scenery and experienced guides to ensure a fun ride.

Not sure which Kern River whitewater trip is right for you? Our reservation specialist can help you determine the rafting trip you and your family will enjoy the most.

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Read more about the whitewater adventures below.

The Lower Kern

The Lower Kern provides an exhilarating whitewater adventure with fast turns, big drops, and some of the most thrilling class IV rapids found anywhere. This uncrowded stretch of the Kern is isolated in a high-walled canyon, making for a picturesque and exciting whitewater trip.

Kern Express, Class II-III

The Lower Kern Express includes fun, splashy rapids, beautiful scenery and opportunities to cool off with a safe dip in the water.  This trip is...
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One Day, Picto, Class II-III

This one day Lower Kern River trip is a mellow, easy going trip, through a variety of terrain ranging from granite boulder slabs to sections...
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One Day, Gusto, Class III-IV

Another action-packed 1-day trip and the most exciting day of the 2-day Lower Kern trip is a favorite. This exhilarating white water adventure...
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Two Day Overnight, Class III-IV

The ultimate in overnight white water adventure! The two days you spend with us on the Lower Kern will be an unforgettable experience which will...
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The Upper Kern

Located north of Lake Isabella in the scenic High Sierras, the Upper Kern River was designated Wild and Scenic by an Act of Congress in 1987. This part of the river includes several 3-6 mile stretches of whitewater with varying difficulties. The numerous dramatic drops and turbulent water of these stretches amply justify the Kern's reputation as one of the steepest runnable rivers in the West. Trips are non continuous, meaning you will be doing multiple runs on various sections of the river.

Double Split, Class II-III

This trip includes several challenging rapids for an exciting splashy ride, just perfect for inexperienced rafters and children.   Call For...
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One Day, Lickety Fun Run, Class II-III

This trip include several challenging rapids for an exciting splashy ride, just perfect for inexperienced rafters and children. Multiple runs...
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Half Day, Sampler, Class III-IV

This half day trip is a veritable kick-in-the-pants! This trip covers 2-3 separate runs. Adrenaline junkies looking for a good time at a...
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One Day, Upper Kern, Class III-IV

Want a full day of rafting and a hearty deli style lunch? Join us on the one-day upper. This trip covers the best rapids available...
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One Day, Thunder Run, Class IV-V

Have experience and want more than Class IV? The Thunder Run is one of the best Class V trips in the state. This one day trip rides the surge of...
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Two or Three Day, The Forks, Class IV-V

  The Forks is perhaps the best multiple Class V rapid trip in the country (3 & 2 day trips). It offers a combination of remote mountain...
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Lickety Split, Single Run, Class II-III

This trip includes several challenging rapids for an exciting splashy ride, just perfect for inexperienced rafters and children.   Call For...
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