Half 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 for more information. To create a custom 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 safety gear and transportation to and from the river. Norther California summers are warm and sunny, but on occasional cool spring days we provide wetsuits, booties, and splash tops for no extra cost.


Half Day – Class III+ Whitewater Trip (*Most Popular Section)

Pigeon Point, Trinity River CA

Meeting Location: 38400 CA Hwy 299, Junction City, CA
Trip Meeting Time(s): 11:00am and 1:00pm Daily, March-October
Difficulty: Class III+
Length: 7.5 miles (~3 – 4 hours, depending on river flows)
Price: $75.00/adult and $65.00/youth (12 and under)

The Pigeon Point section of the Trinity River is the most popular segment and is one of the best family friendly, beginner to intermediate, Class III whitewater trips in northern California and the western US. This trip starts with plenty of relaxing, floating, swimming, and wildlife viewing opportunities, and finishes with some great exciting whitewater rapids. Group Rates do apply. The recommended minimum age for this section is 7.  Inflatable kayaks are available for this trip, please reserve in advance.

This trip includes:

  • Exhilarating, technical and splashy class III rapids
  • Amazing wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Two cliff jump 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 tasty snack of chips and salsa (or hummus)

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!

Upper Trinity Half Day Class Scenic II Whitewater Trips

Big Flat to French Creek or Hayden to Cedar Flat, Trinity River CA

Meeting Location: Big Flat or Cedar Flat River Accesses, Hwy 299 CA
Trip Meeting Time(s): 11:00am Daily, March-October
Difficulty: Class II-II+
Length: 7 miles (3-4 hours depending on river flows)
Price: $75.00/adult and $65.00/youth (12 and under)

Thes are great sections of the Trinity River! Perfect for more cautious first time rafters, younger children who need a gentle introduction to whitewater, or those who just want to enjoy the river without any bigger rapids. Group rates do apply  The recommended minimum age for this section is 4.  Inflatable kayaks are available for this trip, please reserve 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 light snack of chips and salsa (or hummus)

CAL SALMON – BUTLER LEDGE (Class IV): Spring Only

Somes Bar, CA

Meeting Location: Somes Bar Store on CA Hwy 96
Trip Meeting Time: 10 am;  March-May (sometimes June)
Difficulty: Class IV-IV+
Length: 6 miles
Price: $125/person

Known locally as “the slamming salmon” this spring time run is epic!  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.  Be prepared to paddle hard and get really wet, while enjoying world class river scenery.  We’ll stop at a sandy beach for chips and salsa, to fuel up, and catch our breath.  Minimum age is 14+.  Minumum number of participants to book is four.  Previous rafting experience is recommended but not required.

Call now to book this trip 707 599 4221.

SOUTH FORK TRINITY RIVER – 3 BEARS (CLASS IV) SPRING ONLY

WIllow Creek, CA

Meeting Location: Willow Creek Shop, 39008 CA-299 Unit #3, behind the Osprey Cafe
Trip Meeting Time: 10 am; March-May
Difficulty: Class IV-IV+
Length: 6.5 miles
Price: $115/person

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 rarely crowded and one of the longest free flowing rivers in California. The South Fork flows mostly in the winter and spring, so BOOK EARLY!  We’ll stop about half way down on a sandy beach across from a waterfall for chips and salsa, to fuel up and be ready for the big ones.  Minimum age is 14+.  Minumum number of participants to book is four.  Previous rafting experience is recommended but not required.

Call now to book this trip 707 599 4221.