Northern California Rafting Trips

World-Class Whitewater River Trips in Northern California

Whitewater Rafting in Northern California on the Cal Salmon River
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Northern California Rafting with Momentum River Expeditions!

We are a small guide owned and operated company offering whitewater rafting in Northern California – from mellow to heart-pounding, and from Half-day excursions to Multi-day wilderness vacations. You will enjoy world-class rivers in small groups with unparalleled personal service, organic meals, and guides with 8+ years of experience leading trips around the world. Northern California is the Land of the Bigfoot, home to abundant wildlife including Black Bear and Bald Eagles, and is one of the most geologically unique regions on the planet! It features stunning whitewater in the Klamath Siskiyou Mountains, from the impressive Class V California Salmon to the relaxed adventure of the Lower Klamath that is perfect for families. Whether you're a first-timer or an experienced paddler, join us for an Northern California river trip like no other!

Visit our About Us and Why Momentum pages to learn more. Below are our Northern California Rafting trips or you can see all our river trips with our interactive rivers map.

Northern California Rafting Trips


  • Featured Rafting Trips
    Lower Klamath 2 to 5 Day – Class III+
    An amazing trip for families with young children. The river offers fun splashy rapids, rugged mountain scenery, beautiful side hikes, and tons of wildlife. For those wanting more excitement we can bring along inflatable kayaks, making the Lower Klamath great for a wide range of ages.
    Suggested minimum age 6.
    Offered May to September.
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  • Featured Rafting Trips
    Clear Creek/Lower Klamath 3-Day Kayaking – Class IV
    Clear Creek is like no other stretch of river in the country and this is one of the most unique trips we offer. The trip offers a chance to run a stretch of river that is rarely seen (or even heard of!).
    Suggested minimum age 14
    Offered May - mid June only 2 to 3 trips per year.
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Recent Testimonials From Our Guests

Hi Arden, Thank you!! Rafting was Cloe and Tia\'s favorite part of the trip and they are wondering when we can return to Ashland to go on the Upper Klamath. See you in 2012! Best, Sherri

Erik, We also had a wonderful time - thank you so much for being such a wonderful guide! You made the trip one that we will never forget. Sincerely, Darcy

Dear Arden, Pete and Mike, It’s been over a month since we adventured down the Rogue with you all, yet we still drink coffee from our beat up Momentum mugs and talk about our late summer in Oregon. Rudy grew in inch...

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