Forks of the Kern Kayaking Trip

Expert | Ages 16 & up

2-Day Trip
$799

Sierra South offers elite kayakers the chance to join our Forks of the Kern rafting trips on a limited space available status.

Forks of the Kern Expert Whitewater Kayaking Trip

We supply a kayaking instructor to show you the lines and particular challenges of the Forks on our two-day trip. This is for the avid kayaker looking for some pointers in reading and running one of the best Class V sections of whitewater in California. Overnight gear is carried on the rafts. If we do not have a trip going or meet minimum numbers, we may book with an outside outfitter.


Schedule & Duration

  • Two days; 6-7 hours per day
  • Months of operation: May – September
  • Trip Arrival Time: 6:30 am.
  • Trip Departure Time: Starting at 7 a.m.
  • We suggest you arrive at the store 30-45 minutes prior to the trip departure time. This will allow sufficient time to check-in and change into wetsuits if needed or required. Our trips must leave on schedule. Don’t miss the boat!

Requirements

  • *For expert kayakers only: You must have considerable Class IV or better kayaking experiences, a solid river roll, and excellent self-rescue and portaging skills
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must weigh between 50 and 275 lbs.
  • Please wear shoes that will stay on your feet in the water, such as tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals that have a heel strap. No flip-flops or bare-feet!

Additional Information

  • Kayaks and paddling gear not included. Kayaks are available for rent on a first-come basis.
  • Meals are provided
  • All classes require a minimum number of guests. If participant numbers are not met we will notify you and provide various options for your class to go on
  • All of our advanced whitewater kayaking trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions

Reservation Policies

Please see our Reservation Policies Page for details on our cancellation, guest responsibility and liability, accompaniment, minimums, and water levels policies.

Sierra South
Mountain Sports
760-376-3745

11300 Kernville Road
Kernville, California 93238

Sierra South operates under permits issued by: Sequoia National Forest, Klamath National Forest, and the National Park Service/Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Sierra South is an equal opportunity recreation service provider.

Hours of Operation

Store:

Open 8 am-6 pm Monday-Sunday

Reservations:

 Open 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday

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