Experienced paddlers, are you ready to step up your game to class V wilderness rafting? the California Salmon River is the place to do it!
- Due to the remoteness of this run, we offer a two-day base camp approach to running the Cal Salmon.
Day one will allow you and your group to warm up on the thrilling Class III to IV+ Butler Creek run. This stretch starts off fast with three Class IV rapids, including Gaping Maw, awaiting you before lunch. The action continues all day as you raft past the confluence with the Klamath River and into the well-known but seldom visited Ike’s Falls section, which includes many Class III+ and IV- rapids. Your river day ends with cold drinks and a car shuttle back to your base camp.
Day two is the main event. Your group will put in for the famous Nordheimer Run, which includes several powerful and technically challenging Class V rapids such as Cascade and Freight Train highlighting practically non-stop Class IV whitewater in a narrow, granite gorge.
Depending on the season and flows, additional runs may be available if you wish to extend your trip, but the challenging days described above already make for a long, full weekend of boating that will tire out even seasoned paddlers! We will work with interested trip leaders to develop a perfect itinerary for every group.
What's included: All trips include all rafting equipment, a guide prepared, fully catered breakfast lunch and dinner and snacks on all days. All wilderness amenities except for personal camping gear will be provided for you.
Meeting time and place: TBD by particular group logistics.
Season to go: Available into June. This river does not run indefinitely. Call today for more info!
Length of trip: 2+ days, depending on meeting logistics.
Minimum age: 18-years-old. Experienced paddlers only!
Cost per person: $375. Discounts available for groups of 5 or more information