• Middle Fork of the American River – Tunnel Run
• Class III – IV
• Recommended for Intermediate & Experienced Rafters
• Ages 14 +
• Location – Auburn, CA
The Middle Fork of the American River is a rugged section of river that courses through the beautiful wilderness of Tahoe National Forest. You will travel 18 miles over the course of your trip. Half way through your experience we’ll stop at a beach location to have lunch and give you a chance to take in your “AWA” inspiring surroundings. The Middle Fork is a class 4 river and contains one of the only rapids in the world where you actually travel down a waterfall, and through a natural rock tunnel. You’ll also get to experience drop-pool rapids such as “Kanaka Falls” and “Chunder Falls!” Chunder and Tunnel Chute have photographers standing by to capture the experience in photos which will be available for purchase.
ONE DAY MIDDLE FORK
The most common and popular way of running this section is by rafting all 18-Miles in a day. This thrill ride is a full day of exciting rapids, mixed with a tranquil mid section and an exciting finale. The Middle Fork American River has maybe the most unique and exhilarating rapid in the world The Tunnel Chute this Class IV rapid is cutting edge in commercial rafting and such a privilege to be able to experience, it leaves you satisfied with a sense of accomplishment, and with an adrenaline rush like no other.
Middle Fork One Day Prices:
Monday-Friday $229.00 per person
Saturday-Sunday $249.00 per person
2 DAY WILDERNESS RUN
The other option is to take on the river in a 2-day wilderness camping experience, breaking the river in half allows one to soak in the true beauty of this super remote and vast wilderness river. We also bring along a full kitchen where we serve you 4 meals. That night the guides cook you an amazing tri-tip dinner, with BBQ chicken, garlic bread, corn on the cob, and a lush salad all while you relax literally in the middle of nowhere. Washing this amazing dinner down with a cold beer or a glass of red wine tops it all off. In the morning the guides prepare a bacon and egg breakfast to get you ready for your second day, we also run an extra 7 miles of wilderness river making this the ultimate 2-Day camping trip.
Middle Fork 2 Day Prices:
Monday-Friday $319.00 per person
Saturday-Sunday $339.00 per person
The Lower Middle Fork American River
7-Miles, Class II, 3-Hour section of river.
This section is a continuation of the upper section, just more suited for folks looking for a nice, mellow ride. The remoteness and the beautiful scenery is a must, it is rich in Gold Rush History and tucked away deep in the Tahoe National Forest. This section is ideal for groups that have kids that are just not old enough for the South Forks’ Class-III, or for the groups with maybe some timid or have some elderly people. This is a good beginner run in mid to late summer, when other rivers have lost their natural flow.
Boaters encounter a fun class II or II- rapid every few minutes, it also flows all summer which is a plus as well.
Lower Middle Fork Prices:
Monday-Friday $119.00 per person
Saturday-Sunday $139.00 per person