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Upper Kern Half Day Class IV

Class III-IV | Ages 12 & up

Adult (Sat)
Adult (Sun - Fri)

The Upper Kern Half Day Class IV offers thrill-seekers a taste of Class III-IV whitewater rafting, hitting the best sections of the river.

Class IV Half Day Whitewater Rafting on the Kern River

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.

Schedule & Duration

  • 3-4 Hours
  • Months of operation: March – September
  • Trip Arrival Times: 8:00 am, 11:00 am
  • Trip Departure Times: 8:30 am 11:30 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 : 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

  • Lunch is not provided on this trip
  • All of our trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions.
  • Price does not include gratuity, so if you like the ride…it’s ok to tip your guide!

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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