Kern River, CA* - (only page for the Kern) - We do not take walk-ins for Kern River trips. Please Book Online at least 2 Days in advance.
Many of Runoff River Adventures employees grew up and learned to navigate the worlds rivers on the Wild and Scenic Kern River; in Kernville, California.
Flowing off the highest mountain in the lower 48, (Mount Whitney) this river receives a good amount of snow melt for people of all whitewater abilities.
If you live in Southern California the Kern is the closest major river drainage, offering some of the best whitewater in the state.
The legendary Lickety-Split section of river is perfect for people of all ages.
It’s great class II and III rapids such as Big Daddy, Sidewinder, Freight Train, and Ewings will keep the adrenaline flowing all day long.
Before your river trip, a Runoff River Adventures professional river guide will provide you with a trip overview, paddling gear and a paddle talk.
They will show you just how fun rafting can be on this three mile run full of jam-packed action fun.
We offer the following options:
Lickety Split: 3 Miles of Whitewater
Double Split: 6 miles of whitewater (Half Day)
Lickety Fun Run: 12 Miles of Whitewater (Full Day)
Lickety Full Day Combo: 6 miles of Rafting & 6 miles of Inflatable Kayaking
Double Split Inflatable Kayaking: Learn to guide your very own inflatable kayak down six miles of class I-III whitewater.
Kayak Instruction: We offer first-class kayak instruction with top notch guides.
Please email us for a price quotes and group discounts.
Season: Most years the Kern runs from April through August. This year, due to a small
amount of snow pack in the Sierra the Kern will have a short season.
Please email or call to find out the latest on flows and when our season will end.
We predict it will end by the end of June, but it may extend into the first week of July.
We offer a low price guarantee on our Lickety-Split whitewater rafting trips. Give us a quote from another company and we will take you for less . . . . . . Guaranteed.
If you would like to be on the river for an extended period of time and experience true river life; check out our multi-day trips. Email us for details.
WETSUITS: If you will be rafting in May or June a wetsuit is strongly encouraged and highly recommended. The water will be frigid.
HEAD CAMERA RENTALS: A great way to remember your trip for a long time into the future;
a head cam rental will allow you to relive your experience many times over after your trip. Bring the SD memory card home with you.
PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY: All payments are due in full 10 days after receiving your confirmation email.
If available; you may rent a wetsuit or Head Camera with cash upon arriving at the river.
To reserve a wetsuit or Head Camera and ensure its availability, please pay for your rental in full today.
Partial refunds will be given for those quoted a different price or wanting to upgrade with a coupon voucher.
You may also pay for your wetsuit or Head Camera rental at the river, but you will need to pay in cash.
We do not accept credit cards or personal checks at the river.
*This is the only page on this site that pertains to the Kern River. All other links are associated with the Provo River unless otherwise specified.