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Upper Kern Full Day Class IV

Class III-IV | Ages 12 & up

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The Upper Kern Full Day Class IV offers thrill-seekers a full day of Class III-IV whitewater rafting, hitting the best sections of the river above Isabella Lake.

Upper Kern River Class IV Full Day Whitewater Rafting Trip

Opting for a full day of White Water Rafting on the Upper Kern River will give you greater variety, greater excitement, and more fulfillment as you will paddle all the best Class IV sections available on the Upper Kern River. Meet the guides in the morning and become a team by warming up on the Class II-III section. As your skills improve, so will the whitewater. Drive further up the Kern Valley to some of the best roadside access whitewater California has to offer. A mid-day break for a fully catered lunch which will energize you as you charge hard into the afternoon. Get the most out of whitewater rafting on the Kern!

Schedule & Duration

  • 6-7 Hours
  • Months of operation: March – September
  • Trip Arrival Time: 8:00 am.
  • Trip Departure Time: 8:30 am.
  • 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 12 years old
  • High Water Protocol Minimum: Age: 14
  • Must weigh between 50 and 300 lbs.
  • Wetsuits are required for this trip until mid-June
  • 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!
  • Max group size: 25 guests

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • A hearty riverside deli lunch is served mid-day.
  • 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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