Full Day River Trips (most popular)

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 for more information. 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: 7.5 miles (5-6 hours, depending on river flows)
Price: $110.00/adult and $100.00/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 a beautiful granite river channel lovingly referred to as ‘Otter’s Playpen’
  • The adrenaline rush of jumping into the bottom of a Class lll Rapid!
  • A delicous Organic Deli Style Lunch with an Appetizer of Chips w/ Homemade Salsa & Hummus; Followed by Build Your Own Wraps with Turkey, Salami, Cheese’s, Farm Fresh Veggies, Fruit, and Homemade Dessert. *GF/V Upon Request

Also Includes:

  • Safe and Secure Parking
  • Heat Sensitive Items can be stored in our Air Conditioned Office while you are on the water
  • Wi-Fi and Cell Service to check in with your loved ones Before and After your Excursion!
  • Water Bottles
  • Wetsuits, Splash Tops, Booties (If Needed)
  • Life Jacket, Helmet, Paddle
  • Inflatable Kayak (Must be requested in advance of trip)

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 Del Loma or Del Loma 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: $110.00/adult and $100.00/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 delicous Organic Deli Style Lunch with Homemade Salsa & Hummus, Turkey, Salami, Farm Fresh Veggies, Fruit, and Homemade Dessert. *GF/V Upon Request

 


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

Willow Creek/Big Rock to Tish Tang/Hoopa or Hoopa/Red Rock to Weitipec and Klamath Confluence, Trinity River CA

Meeting Location: Big Rock, Willow Creek or Red Rock, Hoopa parking lots, coming from willow creek turn onto the 96 then look for the USFS Big Rock River Access on the right, just past the old motel for BIg Rock;  last Road on the left in Hoopa, stay right for Red Rock
Trip Meeting Time: 9:30am Daily, March-October
Difficulty: Class II+
Length: 8 miles (5-6 hours depending on river flows)
Price: $135.00/adult and $125.00/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 requires a minimum of 4 people to book.

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 delicous Organic Deli Style Lunch with Homemade Salsa & Hummus, Turkey, Salami, Farm Fresh Veggies, Fruit, and Homemade Dessert. *GF/V Upon Request

CAL SALMON BUTLER FLAT (IV) and NORDHEIMER (IV-V): SPRING/EARLY SUMMER 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 miles

  • Price for Cal Salmon Butler Ledge Class IV Full Day: $150/Adult – March-June
  • Price for Cal Salmon Nordhiemer Class IV-V Full Day: $175/Adult – March-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 delicous Organic Deli Style Lunch with Homemade Salsa & Hummus, Turkey, Salami, Farm Fresh Veggies, Fruit, and Homemade Dessert on this trip. *GF/V Upon Request

Minimum age is 16+ for Nordheimer and 14+ for Butler.  A minumum of 4 participants is required to book.  Previous paddling experience is highly recommended.


EXPERIENCED PADDLERS- SOUTH FORK TRINITY RIVER – 3 BEARS RUN: SPRING ONLY (March-May)

Willow Creek, CA

Put-in: Surprise Creek, South Fork Rd
Take-out: Low water/Broken Bridge
Difficulty: Class IV-IV+
Length: 7 miles

  • Full day: $150.00/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.  It is rare to see other humans on this run, although bears, otters, osprey and bald eagles are common. On it we’ll challenge the “3 Class IV Bears”, Baby, Mama, Papa and then Goldilocks waiting at the end. The bears are all long class IV’s that’ll take solid teamwork and precision. There are numerous class II and III rapids along the way to warm up before we get to the meat 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 Homemade Salsa & Hummus, Turkey, Salami, Farm Fresh Veggies, Fruit, and Homemade Dessert. GF/V Upon Request

The South Fork flows mostly in the winter and spring, so BOOK EARLY!  Minimum age of 14+.   Previous experience is recommended, but not required as long as you are reasonably physically fit and a good swimmer.  This trip does need a minimum of 4 people to book. Group rates do apply.

    • Call now to book this trip 707 599 4221.

UPPER UPPER TRINITY RIVER – SCOTT MNT-COFFEE CREEK RUN: SPRING/EARLY SUMMER ONLY (April, May, and June)

Coffee Creek, CA

Put-in: Base of Scott Mnt, Hwy 3
Take-out: Coffee Creek
Difficulty: At low-med flows = Continuous class III (w/ one IV-). At high flows = Continuous class IV (with one IV+) to start, then class III+
Length: 9 miles

Full day: $150.00/adult and $140/youth (12 and under)

 

This relatively unknown classic and guide favorite late spring/early summer section has a “busy creeky” feel. Expect continuous action for the first half of the run, with epic views of snowcapped mountains. This is one of the most scenic sections and you won’t even notice the nearby road. This run only has enough flow during good water years, but when it is in, it is an opportunity not to be missed.  When temperatures start to warm up, that snow starts to melt, and the fun begins! We call it the “upper upper” Trinity because this is the section ABOVE the reservoir (Trinity Lake). We will stop at a secluded beach where we’ll provide a delicous Organic Deli Style Lunch with Homemade Salsa & Hummus, Turkey, Salami, Farm Fresh Veggies, Fruit, and Homemade Dessert. *GF/V Upon Request

This part of the Trinity only flows in the spring, so BOOK EARLY!  April, May, and June (on a good water year). Minimum age of 16+ at high flows, 12+ at low to medium flows.   Previous experience is not required. A minimum of 4 paddlers is required to book this trip. Group rates do apply.

UPPER SACREMENTO RIVER – SIMS RUN: SPRING/EARLY SUMMER ONLY (April-June)

Mnt. Shasta, CA

Put-in: Sims Flat Campground
Take-out: Dog Creek
Difficulty: class II-III+
Length: 14 miles

      • Full day: $150.00/adult and $140/youth (12 and under)

This excellent run halfway between Redding and Mnt. Shasta is perfect for the adventurous family or big group trip. It packs a punch with over 35 rapids in just 14 miles. The first half is BUSY with lots of excellent whitewater. The second half mellows out a bit, but still has some bigger rapids hiding around corners. The scenery is spectacular. A railroad track runs adjacent. This run is a favorite for locals for a reason. This run depends on rain and snowmelt to provide adequate flows, but when they are good, they are really good. We will stop at a secluded beach where we’ll provide a delicous Organic Deli Style Lunch with Homemade Salsa & Hummus, Turkey, Salami, Farm Fresh Veggies, Fruit, and Homemade Dessert. *GF/V Upon Request

The Upper Sacramento is raftable only in the spring, usually April and May, sometimes into June, so BOOK EARLY!  Minimum age of 10+.   Previous experience is not required. A minimum of 4 paddlers is required to book this trip. Group rates do apply.

      • Call now to book this trip 707 599 4221.
    • 3 Day Whitewater Kayak School

      When: July 28th, 29th, 30th  2023

      Where: Trinity River hwy 299. Skunk Point campground.

      *Includes camping for 2 nights.

      ***We will meet on day 1 at the 6 Rivers Rafting Office at 38400 CA HWY 299, Junction City, CA 96048***

      Who: 6 River Rafting Guests with Ashlee Rice ACA level 4 instructor 

      What: WW kayak clinic for class 2 to class 3 kayakers looking to improve and refine your: 

      • Stroke work
      • Balance and stability 
      • Maneuvering in rapids 
      • Reading the river
      • Scouting rapids 
      • Surfing
      • Lessons in hydrology
      • Roll tune ups
      • Build confidence
      • Play and have fun!

       All kayakers are welcome to join, including inflatable kayakers and pack rafters

      What you need: The 5 things + 

      • Boat
      • Paddle
      • Helmet
      • Skirt
      • PFD
      • Dry top/Wetsuit/Splash top
      • Good shoes
      • Water bottle
      • Camping equipment (tent,sleeping pad, sleeping bag, head lamp)
      • Food, snacks, and drinks (water provided) 

      *Please inquire if you need to rent any items at the time of registration.

      *Food not included.

      Is it for Me?

      This whitewater kayaking clinic will be held on predominantly class 2 whitewater, with a possibility of class 3, depending on class breakdowns. Having some prior experience in class 2 rapids is beneficial. A combat roll is preferred but not mandatory. If you are looking to improve your skills on the river this will be an appropriate clinic for you!

      Cost per person: $425

      Book online or call now 707 599 4221 to reserve your spot in this class!