» Kaweah River
Bird’s Eye View
Only a few hours north of the greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, and 45 minutes east of Visalia, the Kaweah is one of the best rafting and kayaking options in California for more experienced boaters with continuous Class IV-IV+ rapids. The upper stretch begins at the park boundary and is recommended only for expert kayakers.
The Kaweah in a Nutshell
Difficulty: Class IV+
Gradient: 50 ft/mi
Length: 10 miles
Season: April – late June
Put-in: East Fork confluence
Take-out: Terminus Reservoir
Who should go:Adrenaline seekers who want fun, exciting rapids.
Whitewater & Scenery
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Commercial raft trips begin just a little way downstream of the Sequoia National Park entrance at a private put-in. Most of the land along the Kaweah is privately owned, so scouting and finding alternate put-ins or take-outs is challenging.
Keep reading about Kaweah River Logisitcs.