The world-famous Lickety Split is our most popular and most affordable Class II-III whitewater rafting trip on the Kern River.
Currently, the water levels are too low for this trip. Please check our dates for the 2019 season.
One-hour Kernville Rafting Trip
The Lickety Split is great trip for beginners or first-timers! This trip is full of enough excitement to challenge just about everyone from young tykes to grandmas and grandpas. Before your rafting trip, a Sierra South professional river guide provides you with a trip overview, paddling gear, and a paddle talk. Then it’s anchors aweigh for three miles of jam-packed rafting action on Kern River rapids such as Big Daddy, Sidewinder, Freight Train, and Ewings.
Schedule & Duration
Months of operation: March – September
Available multiple times daily
Must be at least six years old
Must weigh between 50 and 300 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!
We suggest you arrive at the store 30 minutes prior to your trip. If you have a group over 20 or are getting wetsuits, please arrive 45 minutes to one hour prior.
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 trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions
Responsibility & Liability
All Sierra South trips and classes involve physical activity and include certain elements of risk. We make every effort to run trips and classes in the finest, most fun-filled manner as possible. However, we cannot guarantee your safety. It is your responsibility to evaluate your level of fitness and to select a trip or class which is appropriate for you. Seek medical advice before your trip if you question your physical condition. It is your responsibility to follow our instructions.
Everyone will be required to sign a release of liability/assumption of risk form and photography/video waiver form before departure. Minors under 18 not accompanied by their parents must bring a release form signed by their parent or legal guardian.
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.