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Middle Fork: Tunnel Chute

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18 Miles of Fun!

Full Day Experience

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Advanced Level

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18 Miles of Fun!

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Full Day Experience

Book Now and Get 10% Off! Use Code SSW10

We can make special accommodations for Large Groups! Click here to learn more.
Questions?
(530) 575-2293 | (916) 952-7816
sierrawhitewater@gmail.com

Middle Fork: Tunnel Chute Rafting Trip

Come with us on a 18 mile spectacular whitewater rafting trip down the scenic Middle Fork of the American River. We’ll smash through thrilling Class IV and Class V plus rapids like Tunnel Chute, Kanaka Falls, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and more!

What to Expect on Your Tunnel Chute Rafting Adventure

We’ll meet up behind the Raley’s supermarket in Auburn at 8:00am sharp and start by getting all the waivers signed. Then we’ll jump on the bus and drive you to the launch area at Oxbow Reservoir (about 45 minutes). When we arrive, we’ll set you up with your helmet, paddle and personal flotation device. The head guide will deliver a short safety briefing to the whole group before we assign a guide for each raft.

Next, your group will carry the raft down to the water. Once on board your guide will conduct a quick in-water orientation and give some tips on paddling technique and rafting teamwork. Then we’ll be ready to hit the rapids!

Prepare Yourself for the Famous Tunnel Chute!

Once we set off, all boats will stay together as we head downriver. Our first challenge is going to be Morning Glory. Don’t worry – your guide will prepare you before you get there. Next you’ll be heading towards Last Chance. Make sure you hang on tight!

We’ll keep heading downriver and hitting more splashy rapids along the way in preparation for the famous Tunnel Chute! Again your guide will prepare you to conquer this rapid. Remember to smile for the camera!

Some Delicious Lunch and Then Back to the Action

After conquering some Class V rapids, you’ll have surely worked up an appetite! We will take a break at the riverside for a delicious lunch. Lunch is always seasonal and changing, make sure to let us know if you have any dietary restrictions! We are always happy to accommodate you!

After lunch we’ll jump back in the rafts and head off to Ruck-a-Chucky Falls. We’ll keep cruising down the river and experiencing more exciting rapids. Just make sure you remember to smile when you get to Chunder!

Finally we’ll arrive at Ruck-a-Chucky campground around 3:30 to 4pm. We hope you enjoyed your American River rafting experience with Sierra Whitewater.

Good to Know

Start times are based on dam releases that provide sufficient water for rafting so don’t be late! Let us know ASAP if you’re at ANY risk of being late!

Overnight camping is available at River’s Bend with hot showers and flush toilets. Self camping is $18 per person, per night. We do offer camping rentals as well, inquire for a detailed rental list. Deposit is required to rent equipment. Contact us for more information.

Let us know in advance if you’ve booked separately from your friends but want to be together. We recommend bringing additional cool weather clothing in April, May, September & October. Photographers are available on special request only.

If you want to go with a specific guide, let us know in advance and we will try our best to organize it. Strict age requirement of 12 years+ and over 90lbs.

Middle Fork: Tunnel Chute

R

Advanced Level

R

18 Miles of Fun!

R

Full Day Experience

Book Now and Get 10% Off! Use Code SSW10

We can make special accommodations for Large Groups! Click here to learn more.
Questions? (530) 575-2293 | (916) 952-7816
More Info: sierrawhitewater@gmail.com