Kern River Zorbing

Zorb Ball on the Kern River you say?! That’s crazy talk! Last Saturday So Cal Rafting took a couple of fun company trips rafting and zorbing down the Kern River rapids. Some friends even drove up from Orange County, California for some Kern River Valley fun in da sun!! It was perfect spring weather for our fun day, 70′s and winds were 0-5mph. We launched two beautiful new green SoCal rafts out on the river. And just for fun, we brought our company Zorb Ball. The Zorb Ball is a giant sphere shaped inflatable, with an inner sphere inside which can contain a person. It looks much like a giant “hamster ball” on the water. When inside the Zorb, running on water, you also feel a bit like a hamster. Zorbing on water was a lot of fun and a GREAT workout! We rafted down the “Lickety Split” run with our guides Lucian and Brandon. Lucian even braved Ewings Rapids in the Zorb Ball!

Lucian in the Zorb Ball on the Kern River. Photo by: Diana Blackburn

Lucian in the Zorb Ball on the Kern River. Photo by: Diana Blackburn

The water temperature was nice. It was not as cold as most of us expected it to be. The rapids we ran are Class I-III. The whitewater was a lot of fun and we all got a little wet splashing through the rapids. Our raft guides did a great job with the paddle talk. We had such a great time and we’re looking forward to seeing you on the water!

So Cal Rafting’s first 2013 trip down the Kern River. Photo by: Lucian Whitman

So Cal Rafting’s first 2013 trip down the Kern River.
Photo by: Lucian Whitman

Our whitewater rafting trips on the Kern River with SoCal start April 15, 2013. We are only one hour from Bakersfield and the Giant Sequoias. We’re a short drive from Los Angeles in Southern California. Reserve your trip now! The rapids and river flows will be at there best in April and May. It looks to be an early season this year, so buy your tickets now for Kern River whitewater rafting!

 

Bakersfield Rafting

Looking for Bakersfield Rafting? The Kern River is fed by Mt. Whitney’s snow melt and drains northeast of Bakersfield. Your guided Kern River Rafting tour with SoCal begins at our River Toyz store in the historic town of Kernville, CA. This quaint town is a treat in itself to visit and the perfect place to start your white water rafting trip. After your group checks in at our river store in Kernville you will be taken by bus to the Upper Kern (north of Kernville). Here, in the Sequoia National Forest you will enter the river with one of our experienced river raft guides. Your river guide will take your group through the white water rapids of the Mighty Kern River.

Big smiles rafting on the Kern River with SoCal!

Big smiles rafting on the Kern River with SoCal!

Families and groups of all sizes enjoy this whitewater playground that is in their very own SoCal backyard. SoCal Rafting’s veteran guides ensure your family and friends brave the rapids in the safest and funnest way possible. The So Cal 2013 rafting season begins in April. Reserve a Kern River Rafting vacation for the whole family today. SoCal has several white water rafting packages for you to choose from. We look forward to rafting with you!

Los Angeles Rafting

Are you and your family interested in Los Angeles rafting? If you are in Southern California or the L.A. area the Kern River is the only choice for all of your white water rafting adventures. The Kern River is less than a three hours from Los Angeles, CA. Far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life, but close enough to make you feel like you’ve found a new home away from home. Class I-III rapids trips are available with SoCal on a daily basis as long as the river flow is high enough. When the season starts our trips get booked up quickly, so reserve your whitewater river trip today! Don’t miss out on your Los Angeles rafting adventure with SoCal.

Lynn and Sylvia from Hidden LA joined us for a rafting trip!

Lynn and Sylvia from Hidden LA joined us for a rafting trip!

LA Kayaking

The Kern River’s whitewater is fed by Mount Whitney’s snow melt. The Kern is the only major river in the Sierra Nevada mountain range that flows south. It drains northeast of Bakersfield. Families and groups of all sizes enjoy this whitewater playground that is in their very own So Cal backyard. The Kern River is the southernmost river in the San Joaquin Valley and California’s most exciting river. SoCal is the best whitewater outfitter for Los Angeles rafting and kayaking. SoCal Rafting in Kernville is only 3 hours from L.A. Visiting this town is a MUST for Southern California adventure seekers. We have several white water rafting packages for you to choose from. Once the Kern River gets too low for rafting, navigate your way in a two person inflatable kayak or paddle down in a Kern tube.

Two person inflatable kayak (IK) on the Kern River.

Two person inflatable kayak (IK) on the Kern River.

Kern Tube

Enjoy a Kern tube experience on the river with SoCal. Paddle tubing is a new extreme adventure. Inner tubing on the Kern River can be enjoyed even in very low water levels. Reserve a Pasadena Paddle Tubing trip with SoCal enjoy a shuttle to the put in all day. Float down the Kern River on a tube through Little Mama, Beaver Pond, Big Daddy, Straight Shot, Freight Train and Ewings rapids. Use a paddle to help move you along. Get wet paddle tubing down the Kern River with SoCal Rafting!

Kern tube with SoCal in Kernville. Photo by: Diana Blackburn

Kern tube with SoCal in Kernville. Photo by: Diana Blackburn

Kern River Rafting

The Kern River rafting flows are determined by Mt. Whitney’s snow pack. As the snow pack melts, the river flows increase. Whitewater rapids on the Kern start in the area of the southern Sierra Nevada mountains. The Kern River then passes through the scenic Sequoia National Forest. The Kern is the only major river in the Sierra Nevada mountain range that flows in a southerly direction. It drains northeast of Bakersfield. Whitewater kayaking and rafting tours with SoCal take place on the Kern River just north of historic Kernville, Ca. Paddle through Class I-III rapids such as Big Daddy and Ewings.

Big Daddy rapids on the Kern River!

Big Daddy rapids on the Kern River!

Whitewater rafting trips begin with checking at So Cal’s River Toyz store in Kernville. At the store you will be introduced to your experienced river guide. Your professional SoCal rafting guide will provide you with your river gear, a trip overview and paddle talk. SoCal Rafting’s River Toyz store is located just 2.5 hours from Los Angeles and only 45 minutes from Bakersfield. SoCal is one of the best white water rafting companies for rafting in California! So Cal has several white water rafting packages for you to choose from.

Ewings rapid on the Kern River. Photo by: Diana Blackburn

Ewings rapid on the Kern River. Photo by: Diana Blackburn

Kern Valley

The Kern River Valley is full of fun and adventure! Along with river rafting, here are some things to do here on and around the Kern River: camping, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, dirt bike riding, shooting, kayaking, paddle tubing, gold panning and much more. Kernville is a good town to to get a quaint hotel and eat at a nice restaurant. SoCal Rafting is located the heart of Kernville. When you arrive in Kernville and you’ll have every adventure and accommodation at your fingertips.

Salmon Creek Falls is just 30 min north of Kernville, Ca., near the Kern River. Rock climb up the walls next to this “Alien Head” waterfall.

Salmon Creek Falls is just 30 min north of Kernville, Ca., near the Kern River. Rock climb up the walls next to this “Alien Head” waterfall.