The smallest of the three forks of the American River, the North Fork of the American River is also the most scenic and thrilling. Tumbling out of the Tahoe basin, this un dammed river flows through the Chamberlain Falls Gorge as it descends towards its confluence with the Middle Fork of the American River. This section only runs during the spring melt so the water can be a little brisk but the it also has more continuous and technical rapids than many of the summer runs.
Read a detailed river description from California Creeks here.
What's Included: This guided white water rafting trip includes lunch, snacks, cold drinks, paddles, helmets, PFDs and splash tops/wetsuits when appropriate. We provide transportation to and from our office or our meeting spot in Colfax.
Meeting Location: IRIE Office or Colfax
Season To Go: Spring - Early Summer
Days Offered: Every weekday and select weekends. Don't see the date you are looking for on our on-line booking system? Please contact us.
Meeting Time: To be determined based on group preference, Weekend start times for meeting location
Length of Trip: 9 miles, about 8 hours including transport from Tahoe/Truckee
Minimum Age: 12-years-old
Cost per person: All participants: $129 Monday - Friday, $149 weekends.
Discounts available: See our Rivers in Season and Deals Page