1-Day Trip (13/15 Miles)
Crystal clear waters, big rapids, no crowds, and that feeling that this is exactly the place were you are meant to be, is what makes the Yuba River one of our favorite place on earth. Morning meet time at 8:15am in Grass Valley, CA allows the check in and "Get in the Van" to embark on our journey. A 45 min van ride drops us into the North Fork Yuba River ecosystem, where gear distribution is followed by a safety talk.
River flow dictates which of the 36 miles of whitewater we will end up navigating down. Class 4 rapids could include Two Pair, Shagri-La, Rams Horn, or Moss Canyon. Every trip includes a lunch provided by a local restaurant in Downieville, which allows for pause in that adrenaline rush and allows you to get ready and energized for the iconic Maytag Rapid just downstream. Trips conclude typically around 3:30 PM, just in time for that celebratory beverage and review of the days events in the return van ride home.
2 or 3 Day Trip (More Yuba Please!)
H2O Adventures offers the North Fork of the Yuba River as part of a 2 or 3-day experience. Access to a private campground full of great food, warm fires, and play of the day stories.