Want something a bit more challenging? Try an Upper Kern Half-Day Class IV raft trip and see what class III-IV whitewater is all about! With easy road access and multiple put-in options, we pick and choose the best sections of the river to run. All class IV whitewater rafting trips start on the class II-III section of the Kern River to better gauge the group’s paddling strength before heading to the Class IV sections of the river. Three daily departures give you the advantage of rafting on your schedule, leaving time to explore more of Kernville.

Trip Overview


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3-4 Hours

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Months of Operation:
March – August

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Trip ARRIVAL Times*: 8:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm
(What time you need to be here)

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Trip DEPARTURE Times: 9:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm
(What time the trip will take off)

*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. If you have a group over 20 or are getting wetsuits, please arrive 45 minutes to one hour prior. Don’t miss the boat!

*All our trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions.

Requirements


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Must be at least 12 years old
*High Water Protocol: Must be at least 14 years old

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Must weigh between 90 – 280 lbs.

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Appropriate footwear: Tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals with heel strap. NO FLIP-FLOPS OR BARE FEET!

What to Bring


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Water bottle – hydration is essential

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Hat – a baseball hat, visor

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Sunblock 

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A smile and a good attitude 

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NO CELL PHONES OR ANY VALUABLES

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NO CAR KEYS – You can leave your keys with our store staff in the retail shop

We Will Provide


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Personal Flotation Device

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Helmet

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Paddle

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Water and Snacks

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Wetsuit rentals are available for early season trips

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