The North Fork of the American River, is the river the owners of H2O Adventures grew up on, so to say the least they LOVE this river.  The North Fork is the most challenging option of the American River for commercial rafting system.  This 10 mile stretch of natural flowing river is jammed packed with class 3/4+ rapids, not to mention waterfall side hikes, migratory bird sightings, and spring time wildflower blooms.


1-Day Rafting Trip (10/14 Miles)

Meeting in Auburn, CA at 9:30.  A short 20 min van ride arrives us at Mineral Bar, an old gold mining camp nestled deep the North Fork canyon.  After gear distribution and a safety talk, we are floating downstream with Class 4 rapids less then 1 mile away.  After 4 miles of continuous action, with rapids such Zig-Zag, Staircase, and Chamberlain Falls, the river eases up at our lunch spot on Indian Creek. 


After Lunch more class 2/3 rapids give us an opportunity to surf, swim, and ride the bull through rapid in the meandering lower canyon of the North Fork of the American River.  Typically the trip concludes and you are back to your vehicle around 5:00 PM. 

Express Trip (No Lunch)

Reservations For this Trip must be booked via telephone


We do offer this trip at an express trip.  10 Miles, same great rapids, but no lunch.