Low-Water Lickety Split

Class II-III | Ages 8 & up

  • Popular Trip!

The world-famous Lickety Split is our most popular and most affordable Class II-III whitewater trip on the Kern River. During low-water we run this trip in inflatable kayaks (smaller two-person inflatable raft/canoe).

Two-hour Kernville Inflatable Kayaking Trip

Our world-famous Lickety Split is one of our most popular and most affordable Class 2-3 whitewater runs available on the Kern River. This trip is one run down a 3.5 mile section of the river, in our two-person inflatable kayaks (smaller two-person inflatable raft/canoe), and is approximately 2 hours. It is full of enough excitement to challenge just about everyone from young tikes to grandmas and grandpas. Before your rafting trip, a Sierra South professional river guide will provide 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: July – August
  • Available multiple times daily
  • Two hours


  • Must be at least eight 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

  • We suggest you arrive at the store 30 minutes prior to your trip.
  • 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
Mountain Sports
Phone (800) 457-2082
Map Marker

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: 10am – 5pm, Mon-Fri

           10am – 4pm, Sat-Sun

Reservations: 10am – 2pm, Mon-Fri