People from all over the world come to raft the Kaweah River in California. They mainly come to see the ancient sequoia trees in their entire splendor. The tourists then look around to see what else there is to do in the area and invariably end up on an extreme, but fun whitewater rafting trip on the Kaweah River.

Adventure-seekers all find fun on a Kaweah River Rafting Trip

The Kaweah river is located in central California and also draws rafters from California's major metropolitan areas. Groups of all kinds such as boy scouts, church groups and business organizations book well in advance with outfitters for a day of intense fun. Since the Kaweah River offers all five classes of rapids, beginners, intermediates and experts can all enjoy whitewater rafting here. The Kaweah is especially popular for family summer outings.

Many people say they see the river in a different perspective when they are rafting down the Kaweah instead of walking along its banks. The Kaweah, originates in the Sequoia National Park and winds its way down into the California foothills to irrigate Valley farms. Ripe, lush wild blackberries and other vegetation grow along the shores of the river during mid-summer. The river twists and turns through the foothills of the mountains, sprinkled with live oaks and buckeye trees. Frequently rafters are surprised with charming views of ducks swimming by and sometimes even see a fox swimming across the river. The River itself, never really sees the Pacific Ocean since it is used primarily for irrigation purposes.

A Kaweah River Rafting trip has something for everyone

As a relatively undiscovered treasure in California, the Kaweah is rated as one of the more technical rivers for rafting because it has a high percentage of drop per mile. This means the river has a larger number of rapids. This is something that appeals to experienced whitewater rafting lovers. Yet the river is also calmer in places, which is ideal for novice river rafters.

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