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Whitewater River Rafting Trips near
San Francisco, CA

Within a three-hour drive from San Francisco are nine of California's best whitewater rafting rivers.

  • The South Fork American River is the most popular whitewater river in California with great rapids and beautiful scenery. Fun for everyone.
  • The Middle Fork American River flows through a 2000-foot deep wilderness canyon and has a taste of Class IV (intermediate) rafting.
  • Head toward Yosemite National Park and you'll find the Merced & Tuolumne Rivers.
  • Go South toward Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park and experience the Kaweah River.

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