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Lickety Split Class II-III

Class II-III | Ages 6 & up

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**Due to low-water conditions we are unable to book this trip right now. Try our Lower Kern Class II-III half day or Lower Kern Class II-III full day trips, or check back with us in the 2021 season.** The world-famous Lickety Split is our most affordable, and quickest Class II-III whitewater rafting trip on the Kern River.

One-hour Kernville Rafting Trip

The Lickety Split is a 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. Wetsuits are not required but are highly recommended prior to late May or early June when the water is colder.

Schedule & Duration

  • 1-1.5 Hours
  • Months of operation: March – September
  • Available multiple times daily
  • Trip Arrival Times: 12:30pm and 3:30 pm
  • Trip Departure Times: 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
  • 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!


  • Must be at least six years old.
  • High Water Protocol: Must be at least 8 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!

Additional Information

All of our 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

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


Open 8 am-6 pm Monday-Sunday


 Open 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday

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