Advanced whitewater rafting on the Scott River in Northern California is one of the best kept secrets among seasoned rafters. This river is probably one of the least rafted rivers in California but it is among the most loved by hard core, expert rafters. It is primarily class II-III, IV and V rapids encompassing a 21.5 raft trip.

Traversing a pristine area, only wildlife accompanies the rafter through the guts of the granite gorge. Scenery is especially spectacular with the steep rock and a Douglas fir evergreen facade which scrambles skyward from the water's edge.

The Scott River originates from snow-fed mountains high in the US forest areas of the majestic Trinity Alps mountain range. The Scott winds fiercely through wide agricultural lands before approaching a rugged canyon in the Marble Mountain area and eventually ends up flowing into the Klamath River. Many rafters also choose to combine rafting the Cal Salmon River on the same fun filled trip. The Scott River is about a one hour drive after completing a run on the Cal Salmon River.

A Scott River Rafting trip offers very little flat water and warm up class II rapids, although there is some in the beginning. The action begins almost immediately after the first pool with miles of furious class III and IV rapids. It is at the canyon that the class V rapids begin and intensifies as the canyon deepens.

Whitewater rafting on the Scott River in California is also a day of nature

This region of Northern California is renown for its abundant wild life. Bears, the occasional mountain lion, deer, regal bald eagles, egrets, red-tail hawks, playful otters and clever beavers share their habitat with rafting enthusiasts at least two months out of the year. Raft down the whitewater of the Scott River and enjoy the beauty and fresh air of one of Northern California's most sensational whitewater points of interests. The season runs through April, May and June.

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