Full Day River Trips

All online reservations must be made in advance, but we do our best to accommodate last minute visitors. To book in advance click “book this trip now” or call us at 707-599-4221. To create a custom personalized trip or organize a large group please give us a call or email. We will handle all of the preparation for your trip including fitting your group with all the proper rafting /safety gear and transportation to and from the river. Norther California summers are warm and sunny, but on occasional cool spring and fall days we provide wetsuits, booties, and splash tops for no extra cost.


Full Day Class III – Upper Trinity Whitewater Trip (*Most Popular Trip)

Pigeon Point, Trinity River CA

Meeting Location: 38400 CA Hwy 299, Junction City, CA
Trip Meeting Time: 10:00am Daily, March-October
Difficulty: Class III+
Length: 10 miles (5-6 hours, depending on river flows)
Price: $95.00/adult and $85.00/youth (12 and under)

The Pigeon Point section of the Trinity River is the most popular river segment and is one of the best family friendly, beginner to intermediate, Class III whitewater trips in California and the western US.  We value your time and give you a true full day nature and river immersion experience.  Also, Serendipity Snapshots will take our pictures when we charge the big one!  Group Rates do apply.  The recommended minimum age for this section is 7+.  No previous experience necessary.  Inflatable kayaks are available for this trip, requested in advance.

This trip includes:

  • Multiple stops at pristine swimming holes
  • Exhilarating, technical and splashy class III rapids
  • A short hike up a beautiful creek canyon to a two tiered waterfall
  • Plenty of amazing wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Two cliff jumping rocks with the option to plunge 10 and 15 feet into the river below
  • The pure joy of floating through Otter’s Playpen
  • The adrenaline rush of jumping into the bottom of Hell’s Hole
  • A delicous organic deli style lunch with smoked salmon, turkey, farm fresh veggies, and homemade desert.

Let our guides give you the VIP treatment and teach you how we play “riverstyle”.  We believe the best part of rafting is slowing down and immersing in nature, in between exciting rapids of course!  We never want to rush anyone’s experience, so please plan on a real full day adventure, and let us know if you need to be anywhere after your trip.


Full Day Upper Trinity Scenic Class II Whitewater Trips

Big Flat to Cedar Flat, Trinity River CA

Meeting Location(s): Either Big Flat or Cedar Flat River Access, Hwy 299 CA
Trip Meeting Time: 10:00am Daily, March-October
Difficulty: Class II-II+
Length: 8 miles (5-6 hours depending on river flows)
Price: $95.00/adult and $85.00/youth (12 and under)

These are great sections of the Trinity River! Perfect for more cautious first time rafters, younger children who need a gentle infroduction whitewater, or those who just want to enjoy the river without any bigger rapids to stress about.  Group rates do apply. The recommended minimum age limit for this section is 4+.  Inflatable kayaks are available to join this trip, requested in advance.

This trip includes:

  • Calm and serene floating and swimming opportunites
  • Beautiful sandy beaches and cyrstal clear blue waters
  • Abundant wildlife viewing opportunites around every corner
  • Many fun, yet mild class II rapids
  • A delicious organic deli style lunch with smoked salmon, turkey, farm fresh veggies, and homemade desert

Full Day Lower Trinity Class II Whitewater Scenic Trip (*Minimum of 4 Rafters for this trip)

Willow Creek, Trinity River CA

Meeting Location: Downtown Willow Creek Shop, 39008 CA Hwy-299 Unit #3, behind the Osprey Cafe
Trip Meeting Time: 9:00am Daily, March-October
Difficulty: Class II
Length: 8 miles (5-6 hours depending on river flows)
Price: $115.00/adult and $105.00/youth (12 and under)

Willow Creek is the launching point for many scenic river trips on the pristine Trinity River.  This more mellow and scenic trip on the lower Trinity River is a short 45 minute drive from the redwoods and coast on Hwy 101.  Many people fall in love with the Trinity River and the rafting experience on this run. Group rates do apply.  There is no minimum age limit for this trip. Inflatable kayaks are available for this trip as well, request in advance please.

This trip includes:

  • Deep secluded river canyons full of amazing wildlife
  • Serene floating and swimming in crystal clear blue waters
  • An exhilarating cliff jumping opportunity
  • A couple fun and mild class II rapids
  • A delicious organic deli style lunch with smoked salmon, turkey, farm fresh veggies and homemade dessert

CAL SALMON BUTLER FLAT (IV) and NORDHEIMER (IV-V): SPRING ONLY – EXPERIENCED PADDLERS

Somes Bar, CA

Put-in: USFS Butler Ledge river access or campground at Nordheimer Creek
Take-out: Brandan Bar
Difficulty: Class IV or IV-V
Length: 11 or 13 miles

  • Price for Cal Salmon Full Day: $150/Adult – March-May (sometimes June)

Known locally as “the slamming salmon” this spring time run is epic!  Nordheimer is the true classic run of the Cal-Salmon, as has a general big water class IV character with two larger rapids sprinkled in. If you are an experienced boater, this stretch of river should be at the top of your list. It has it all. Notable rapids include Bloomer Falls, Air Plane Turn, Cascade, Achilles Heal, Last Chance, and Frieght Train, to name a few.  The Butler Ledge run, starts off fast and furious with the “miracle mile” and continous with constant action through the Gapping Maw and down to Wooley Creek.  Breathtaking scenery, exciting rapids, and remoteness make this run an experience of a lifetime.  We provide a delicious organic deli style lunch with smoked salmon, turkey, farm fresh veggies, and homemade dessert on this trip.  Minimum age is 17+ for Nordheimer and 14+ for Butler.  A minumum of 4 participants is required to book.  Previous paddling experience is highly recommended.

  • Price for Cal Salmon Full Day: $150/Adult
  • Call now to book this trip 707 599 4221.

EXPERIENCED PADDLERS- SOUTH FORK TRINITY RIVER – 3 BEARS RUN: SPRING ONLY

Willow Creek, CA

Put-in: Surprise Creek, South Fork Rd
Take-out: Low water/Broken Bridge
Difficulty: Class IV-IV+
Length: 13 miles

  • Full day: $115.00/adult

This classic springtime section is a personal favorite. This is our “backyard run” and also happens to be one of the best whitewater runs in California, with superb scenery, abundant wildlife, challenging rapids, and amazing water quality. The South Fork of Trinity River is never crowded and one of the longest free flowing rivers in California. After we’ve conquored all the class IV rapids, we have the option of stopping to pick up some inflatable kayaks for the scenic second half of the run.  We will stop at a secluded sandy beach across from a waterfall where we’ll provide a delicious organic deli style lunch with smoked salmon, turkey, farm fresh veggies, and homemade dessert on this trip.  The South Fork flows mostly in the winter and spring, so BOOK EARLY!  Minimum age of 14+.   Previous experience is recommended.

  • Call now to book this trip 707 599 4221.