Middle Fork American River: Tunnel Chute (Class IV+ Whitewater)

Middle Fork American River: Tunnel Chute (Class IV+ Whitewater)

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This wilderness whitewater run offers some of the best-advanced whitewater in the state. Rapids start out from the get-go, as boats soar over the beautifully quartz-lined river bed. Within the first mile and a half, you’ll run one of the biggest rapids of the day, the legendary “Tunnel Chute”. In 1889 gold miners blasted out this chute and tunnel in order to mine the pre-existing river bed. This rapid makes this advanced run a trip you’ll never forget. Halfway through, the river slows down creating perfect opportunities to swim, play games, and absorb the warm summer sun as your guides fix a gourmet lunch on a sandy beach. The trip ends with more high adventure rapids as the river gradient steepens for an exciting finish. Steep drops await, technical boat maneuvering is a must, as you and your crew jet through the rapids. Don’t hesitate to come on this classic California whitewater adventure. You’ll be glad you did. - If looking for an exciting wilderness experience look no further!

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For Trip Planning, open the link below as well as share it with all parties in your rafting group. https://www.gowhitewater.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Middle-Fork-American-River_-Tunnel-Chute-Run-Trip-Details-min.pdf

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5.00 (2 )
  • Price includes PFD, helmet, lunch and transportation from meeting place.
  • Wetsuits and Splash jackets when needed
  • Lunch
  • Price does not include any photography offered by 3rd parties.

Additional Information

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • A minimum of 8 people is required for us to run the trip. If your group is smaller than that size we will need to add you to another group to meet our minimum required number.
  • If members of your group weight 250lbs or more please call our to discuss booking
  • 13 years and older
  • What to wear:
  • We ask that all guests dress to get wet! We recommend beach apparel: bathing suit, t-shirt, shorts. Quick drying, non-cotton clothes are preferred. You need to wear shoes that securely strap or tie to your feet: tennis shoes, water shoes, or river sandals (NO flip flops).
  • During Spring, Fall, or cold weather trips we may provide wet suits and splash gear. Its recommended for you to also bring along a warm layer. Fleece, polypropylene, wool, and Under Armor are all good options.
  • Open the link below for Trip Planning:
  • https://www.gowhitewater.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Middle-Fork-American-River_-Tunnel-Chute-Run-Trip-Details-min.pdf

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