The river the owners of H2O Adventures grew up on. To say they LOVE this river, is an understatement. The North Fork is the most challenging fork of the American River for commercial rafting. This 10 mile stretch of natural flowing river is jammed packed with class 4 to 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 9:30am. A short 20 min van ride arrives 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 rapids in the meandering lower canyon of the North Fork of the American River. Typically you are back to your vehicles around 3:30pm.