- Kern River
- Class V
- River Length
- 17 miles
- 1-2 Days
- May to July
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- New Mexico
The Forks of Kern stretch of the Kern River is some of the wildest commercially run whitewater anywhere in the United States. This stretch navigates 17 miles through the Golden Trout Wilderness area and picks its way through over 80 major rapids with several mandatory portages along the way.
Granite needles soar overhead thousands of feet above the river bed and the run is studded with granite boulders, waterfalls and thick pine forest. This run remote and requires previous whitewater experience and should only be attempted by fit and brave individuals looking for the ultimate in whitewater thrills!