Northern California Rafting

The World-Class Whitewater Rivers of Northern California

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 river trips in small groups with unparalleled personal service, a handcrafted quality and attention to detail, organic meals, and one of the most experienced (and friendly) guide staff’s in 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 a 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.


Our Northern California Rafting Trips

Recent Testimonials

  • "It far exceeded my expectations, I don't think I can ever take another river trip with another company. You made Zach's 40th celebration absolutely amazing... blew all expectations out of the water. Will definitely return again!" - Melanie
  • "The Best – Our family has been on two rafting trips with Momentum, the Klamath and the Rogue, and they were really first rate. The guides are very experienced and great company, the food is excellent, and they make sure you have a wonderful ride without compromising safety in any way. They go the extra mile on everything e.g. providing gluten free food for one of our party, sending out a guide early in the morning to get the best camping sites, playing games with the kids in the evenings and so on. An extra notch above any other rafting company we have been with. Highly recommended."
  • "The guys are still buzzing about the trip, and I think I speak for everyone when I say it was the finest whitewater river that we’ve ever done" - John
  • "Exceptional guides in a beautiful place – camped at a beautiful and remote spot on the California Salmon River. Our guides had comfortable tents and great home cooked meals for us each day. The guide in our boat had 20 plus years experience guiding around the world and took us down awesome Class 5 rapids with skill and care. She gave us as much excitement as possible while keeping us safe. I could not recommend this outfit more highly."
  • "The guides are truly awesome people and very knowledgeable and made new white water kayakers like myself, as well as others, feel safe." - Lane
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