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River Scale of Difficulty
This scale is generally used by the whitewater rafting community to rate the difficulty level of rivers. It is intended to be a general guideline and conditions cause ratings to change.

Class 1 - Flat Water

Class 2 - Novice

Class 3 - Medium - minimum age for participants is 7 years of age

Class 4 - Advanced - minimum age for participants is 14 years of age

Class 5 - Expert - minimum age for participants is 18 years of age

Class 6 - Unrunnable


Age Groups for pricing:

Youth - under 18 years

Adult - 18 years and older


 

Current River Conditions:

South Fork American
Weather/ Flow

North Fork Yuba
Weather / Flow



Big thanks to John, our guide for the afternoon south fork trip today. This was the first rafting trip for my wife and I and we will remember it for a long time to come. He was very nice, answered any and all questions we had during the trip and shared lots of great stories too.

I will definitely let anyone I know about your trips if they come out to the area. It was well worth the trip for us. This was one day of our week long trip to Lake Tahoe to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

Thanks again.

July 2014, South Fork American - Afternoon trip