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

Auburn, United States
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Do some advanced whitewater rafting on this adventure that goes down the Middle Fork American River, a beautiful quartz-lined river bed. Go down the biggest rapids, the Tunnel Chute, where miners used to blast for gold. Halfway through you can refuel with a gourmet lunch on the beach, and take some time to rest and swim. A technical section follows lunch, so be prepared.
  • Meet your guide in Auburn at the designated spot
  • Plan on around 7 hours for this adventure
  • Note there is a max of 50 per group
  • Ages 7-85 can participate

What's Included

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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Raley's
    13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, USA

    We meet all of our guests in Auburn California behind the Raleys Grocery Store. Please meet our vans in the back lot. From here we load into our vans and travel to the river. Once the rafting is over, we drive you back to Auburn returning you to your vehicles at the meeting location.

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Middle Fork American River

6 hours Admission Ticket Free


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ruck-a-chucky Falls

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

American River

5 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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:
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.


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