Kings River rafting -- an idyllic whitewater rafting wonderland perfect for first-timers, families and people of all ages.

Kings River Rafting

An idyllic whitewater rafting wonderland perfect for first-timers, families and people of all ages

Located at the border of Sierra and Sequoia National Forests, the Kings River is famous for its long, exhilarating roller-coaster-like Class III rapids. This is the destination for those who want a rollicking, splashing good time without the anxiety that sometimes accompanies tougher runs.

Kings River Joy Ride 1 or 2-day rafting trip

  • Class III-III+
  • 10 miles
  • 1 or 2 days
  • Minimum age 7 (10 during high water)
  • Meet time 9:30 a.m.

Typical season:
May through mid-July

2013 Start dates:
7 days a week

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Kings River rafting trip prices
1-Day Joy Ride Adult Youth Group
Monday-Friday $135 $121.50 $108
Saturday $155 $139.50 $124
Sunday $145 $130.50 $116
Subject to 3% River and Land Use Fee.
1-Day 1-Night Mega Joy Ride Adult Youth Group
Monday-Friday $155 $139.50 $124
Saturday $175 $157.50 $140
Sunday $165 $148.50 $132
Subject to 3% River and Land Use Fee.
2-Day 1-Night Ride the Glide Adult Youth Group
Monday-Friday $275 $247.50 $220
Saturday $295 $265.50 $236
Sunday $285 $256.50 $228
Subject to 3% River and Land Use Fee.
2-Day 2-Night Ultra Mega Ride the Glide Adult Youth Group
Monday-Friday $295 $265.50 $236
Saturday $315 $283.50 $252
Sunday $305 $274.50 $244
Subject to 3% River and Land Use Fee.

Trip Description

All trips include bountiful lunch along river, cold beverage at end. Add on a night to enjoy our hearty cookout breakfast. Add a second night and savor our delicious BBQ dinner, and of course a second breakfast. Read the full trip description »

Kings River rafting funDuring the high water typical of late May and early June, wave trains with waves as high as 10 feet provide long, thrilling rides. Before and after high water, the Kings River is an idyllic whitewater rafting wonderland with over 40 Class III rapids perfect for first-timers, families and people of all ages - from 7 to 77.

Just upstream from our run, the Kings moves through magnificent Kings Canyon. With a depth of over 5,000 feet - four hundred feet deeper than the Grand Canyon - this colossal defile is the second deepest canyon in the entire United States.

On our One Day Joy Ride trips you arrive at our base camp by 9:30 A.M. for a day of rafting (10 river miles), a hearty lunch, plus beverages and snacks at trip's end.

Family Rafting Adventures on the Kings RiverAdd on a night—or two—and arrive at our base camp between 7 P.M. and 11 P.M. the night before your trip, relax into a deep sandy-river-beach sleep under brilliant stars with sounds of the majestic Kings River gliding past nearby. We’ll prepare a hearty breakfast before taking you on the river, and if you stay a second night, we’ll provide a delicious dinner and another breakfast.

The longer our time away, of course, the better, for our longer trips provide more time to relax on our river beach, socialize with new friends, dream, and soak in the remote magic of the Kings.

Add on to your white water rafting trip some fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking or rock climbing in the Sierra highlands.

Kings River Rapids: Some of the more memorable rapids on the Kings River include Banzai, Mule Rock, Fang Tooth, Sidewinder, and Rooster Tail.


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Typical season:
May through mid-July

2013 Start dates:
7 days a week

Download trip packet (PDF)


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