Kern River Rafting Trips and Tours

Kern River Rafting | Fun family whitewater rafting trips on the Kern River. (888) 537-6748

  • 2.5 hours from Los Angeles
  • 45 minutes from Bakersfield
  • 1 hour from the Giant Sequoias

kern river rafting

Kernville is a perfect place for fun and safe Kern River Rafting in California. The North Fork of the Kern runs right through the middle of this quaint, western town making it one of the most easily accessible whitewater rafting rivers in the world.

Kern River Rafting is made possible by Mt. Whitney’s snow melt.  The Kern River passes through the scenic Sequoia National Forest. The Kern is the only major river in the Sierra Nevada mountains that flows from North to South. It drains out just northeast of Bakersfield. If you’re looking for a new adventure in Southern California, check out Kern River Rafting with SoCal.

There are  many different sections that are available for Kern River rafting. SoCal’s slew of waterborne activities take place just north of historic Kernville, Ca.  Kernville  is Southern California’s perfect town for safe and fun Kern River rafting!  Activities on the Kern River include whitewater rafting trips, kayaking, paddle tubing, camping and fishing.  When it comes to Kern River rafting, SoCal is one of the best river outfitters in California! Check out our whitewater raft trips to see which one is the best fit for your family vacation.  Here are just a few reasons to plan your vacation on the Kern River with SoCal Rafting:

Family Fun
Our main focus while Kern River rafting is to ensure that your whitewater experience is both fun and memorable. Our rafting equipment is new and state of the art. Our raft guides are the best in the industry.


Kids love rafting with us on the Kern River!

As of the beginning of our 2013 rafting season, our seasoned guides have an average of over 10 years of guiding experience on the Kern River as well as many other rivers throughout the United States. All of our river guides participate in a rigorous whitewater training. All of our river guides are CPR and First Aid certified.


SoCal’s guides perform raft flip drills on the Kern River.

Fewer Crowds
SoCal Rafting offers the best guide to guest ratio (1:4) on the Kern River. This gives your family the personalized attention you expect and deserve. Typically we carry no more than 4 to 6 passengers per raft.


Fewer guests per raft makes for a better California rafting experience on the Kern River.

Whether you are looking for a gentle float or a whitewater adventure, contact SoCal today for your Kern River rafting experience!