The Sequoia National Forest is home to some of the best rock climbing locations in the United States. With favorable weather and easy access, this nearly year-round climbing area is the perfect zone for you to take your climbing skills to the next level. Whether you are a complete beginner, a gym rat looking to climb on real rock, or an experienced climber wanting to work on trad techniques we have the zone and instructor for you.
Our passion for whitewater kayaking is what fuels our business practices. For 36 years we have been teaching guests how to kayak on the Kern River. During that time Sierra South has produced multiple professional paddlers, instructed over 10,000 clients, and developed passions that last a lifetime. Our curriculum is kept up to date and curated by world-renown kayaker Evan Moore. It is our mission to teach the most up to date skills and techniques and to have you leave an able and ready kayaker.
During the later summer months, once the river flow is low enough we offer a 3-hour unguided tube trip down the Lickety Split section of the Upper Kern River. Although we always recommend booking a whitewater rafting trip, tubing is a great option for cooling down on a hot summer day. Our tube trips include a shuttle to the put in, lifejacket, and a helmet.
Learn the art of rowing a raft and get yourself ready for your next private trip. Our rowing instructors will teach you everything you need to know from technique, rigging, and appropriate choice of gear.
Mountain biking in the Kern River Valley is one of the most underrated and best areas for riding in the state of California. Highlighted by the infamous Cannell “Plunge” Trail and Just Outstanding, along with hundreds of miles of other great rides makes coming to the Sequoia National Forest a must for avid Mountain Bikers.
“Great adventure. Return trip after many years. Still the best on the river. The guides were great. Our guide, Brandon, had amazing skill and knowledge about the river, park, environment... Read more »
“Great fun for entire family! Wonderful staff & knowledgeable guides made it an amazing experience. Very well organized. Great white water rafting, delicious lunch by the river & relaxing hot... - Michael Fong on Google