- Sierra Nevadas east of Yuba City
- Yuba River
- Class I - V
- 1/2 - 3 Days
- Best during spring
Most of the rafting and kayaking on the Yuba River is concentrated on the North Fork, where thrillseekers can find exciting California big water. The river rushes past gold mines through some of the most popular, thrilling whitewater in the northern California Sierra Nevada.
A major tributary of the Feather River, itself a major tributary of the Sacramento River, the Yuba River begins as the north, middle, and south forks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The north, middle, and south forks flow from high up the Yuba Pass, at Jackson Meadows Reservoir, and Lake Spaulding, respectively. The North fork flows through the sprawling New Bullards Bar Reservoir, a popular destination for water skiing in particular, as well as fishing and houseboating.