North Fork American River: Chamberlain Falls 
(Class IV+ Whitewater)

• Beautiful steep walled gorge • 
• Technical fun rapids •
•  Excitement from top to bottom •
• Delicious Lunch •

The North Fork – American River

Beginning just outside of Colfax CA, the North Fork American River- Chamberlain Falls Run offers a classic California river trip. This exciting stretch of whitewater is a classic for its large house sized granite boulders, narrow chutes, and steep fun technical rapids. The river cuts through one of the most scenic canyons in the American River drainage so be ready for an extraordinary experience. Class IV rapids begin immediately and continue one after another. Around each bend, rapids challenge the best of boaters. Be ready to paddle as your guides navigate through the turbulent waters. A break for lunch gives you the opportunity to relax by this naturally flowing river, for the North Fork American River is uninhibited by upstream dams, creating a wild river experience. Since there are no upstream dams this run is only available during spring snowmelt and high water seasons, so it’s important to plan ahead. Come join us on an adrenaline filled day. This trip will sure to give you an amazing experience not available elsewhere.

Tahoe Whitewater guides are committed to showing the High Adventure Guest the wildest ride available on the North Fork. So be ready to get wet! The High Adventure Trips require a team effort; guests will be expected to exert high physical energy. If you are afraid to get wet, this is not the adventure for you.


Class: IV+

  • 13 Years And Above Recommended
  • Everyone Paddles
  • Everyone should be in good physical shape (weight limit 250 lbs.)
  • Previous whitewater rafting experience recommended

Times: 7:45 am in Truckee
Truckee Meeting Location: Martis Village Plaza. 10015 Palisades Dr, Truckee, CA 96161
 Available: April – June
Length: 13 Miles, All day
Maximum Passengers: 6 Per Boat, Plus A Guide
Reservations Required: Yes

Price: $145.00 per person
Includes lunch, transportation, equipment, and guided trip.
Discounts for groups of 12 or more.

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Truckee Location: 10015 Palisades Dr,
Truckee, CA 96161

Pilot Hill Location: 4500 Coloma Rd,
Pilot Hill, CA 95664

Phone: (530) 587-5777

P.O. Box 7466
Tahoe City, CA, 96145