Kern Half Day Trips

Classic California Rafting Three Hours from Los Angeles


1/2 Day & Shorter


April - Sept


Class II/III to Class IV
Depends on the stretch
Minimum Age 8 - 12


$99 - $165




Kernville - Bakersfield, CA / 3 Hours from L.A.


Wofford Heights, CA

We offer half-day and shorter trips on the Kern ranging from class II/III to one of the best class IV summer 1/2-day whitewater trips in the West.

Kern Day Trips with Momentum

The same guides that guide our multi-day trips throughout California, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and abroad guide our Kern Half-Day Trips – talented, well-educated, well-traveled, and with experience on some of the world’s most remote and wild rivers. And most importantly, they are true professionals that find joy in sharing the outdoors and their outdoor experiences with others.

All our Kern half-day trips start and end at our River Center just outside Kernville California and include all your river gear, a big lunch, and snacks. Our rafting trips can be combined with time exploring Historic Kernville and Sequoia National Park, as well as enjoying world class fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking.

Our River Center has gated parking, changing rooms, snacks and drinks, last-minute odds and ends, and Momentum and Kern River Gear. And it is the jumping off point for all our Kern trips as well as an information hub for our trips throughout the West.


Options and Info


• A small guide owned and operated company committed to amazing trips & our wild places.
• Safety: We have one of the most experienced guide staffs top to bottom in the country. The same guides that guide our trips throughout Oregon, Northern California, Idaho, and Alaska run our day and half day trips.
• We have built a reputation for our attention to detail, & our overall hospitality.
• Our River Center with gated parking, changing rooms, and last minute trip needs.
• Most importantly - we are friendly, we love what we do, and we love showing people wild places.