American River Rafting - North Fork
Beginning as a mild stream, the North Fork American River gains momentum quickly and leads into the Class IV "Chamberlin Falls Gorge," which is known as the most challenging of all the rafting runs on the American. The North Fork runs only in the springtime and early summer, where residual melting snow still comes from the Sierras. The river drops down through an extremely steep gorge, winding in between enormous boulders and over waterfalls reaching a height of 8 feet. Endless crystal clear water and rapids are the trademark of this challenging, technical river. The North Fork boasts to be one of the most beautiful rivers in the Sierra and should only be attempted by experienced rafters who have good physical conditioning.