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American River Recreation has been the premier rafting outfitter. We offer a wide variety of river raft trips for all ages and skill levels from first-timer to expert. Our sole focus is to ensure you have a fun and memorable experience with us.
California’s Sierra Nevada mountains are one of nature’s finest masterpieces and excellent locations for whitewater rafting in California. California white water rafting is a wonderful way to enjoy all that this beautiful region has to offer. American River Recreation has been leading California white water rafting trips in the Sierra for over three decades.
Weather in the Tahoe National Forest is amazing. Spring features colorful wildflowers, summer sun warms the lakes and rivers. Fall brings an array of vibrant colors followed by winter storms that transform the area into a snowy playground.
The first 1½ miles of the trail follows an old mining road and is relatively easy. The trail then becomes steeper, with many switchbacks as you drop down to the North Fork of the American River.
Known for its outstanding catch-and-release trout fishing.