The Klamath River flows through a wild, mountainous region of northern California. It was one of the first rivers in California to be designated as a “Wild & Scenic” river. Flowing undammed for over 180 miles, the Klamath is treasured for its wilderness, wildlife, secluded beaches, and – best of all – thrilling whitewater.
The Middle Klamath is ideal for first-timers, families with young children, or river veterans looking for a relaxing vacation. A great summer float trip plus just enough whitewater to keep us cooled off and provide excitement for the children.
The Lower Klamath has a full range of whitewater, from big waves to cascades into deep pools. There is plenty of time to swim, lie back and soak up the summer sun, or play in an inflatable kayak. On overnight trips we take everything with us on an extra raft and camp each evening on one of the many sandy beaches. After a delicious meal and stories by the campfire, we settle in for a quiet night under the stars. A highlight of the Lower Klamath trip is a hike to Ukonom Falls.
The Trinity is the Klamath’s largest tributary and forms the southern boundary to the rugged Trinity Alps Wilderness Area near Weaverville. With crystal clear water and numerous rapids, it is a welcome alternative to the crowded American River. A day or two of rafting on the Trinity is the perfect complement to exploring the backcountry and old mining towns between Redding and Eureka.
1 to 5 day trips | Class 3 | Ages 6 & up
Wilderness canyons | Secluded beaches
Bald eagles, osprey, otters, deer, turtles
Hiking to Ukonom Falls
1 & 2 day trips | Class 2+ | Ages 4 & up
Mild whitewater | Summer blackberries
Swimming | Camping | Exploring
1 & 2 day trips near historic Weaverville
Great inflatable kayaking
Class 3 | Ages 7 & up