Day Trips

Guided Day Trips

We do our best to accommodate those just passing through, but to guarantee the trip of a lifetime please call our reservation line at 530-629-2263. Once you have arrived at our shop, we will handle all the shuttling and preparation for your trip. We have private parking available for you and will lock up your keys so they aren’t lost in the river. We also have a river store where you can purchase hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, T-shirts, eyeglass retainers, and waterproof cameras. For cold weather rafting we provide wetsuits, booties, and splash tops for no extra cost.

Prices:

Half Day Trips: $69/person; Approx. 3-4 hours of rafting, snack, and drinks.

Full Day Trips: $89/person (Note exceptions in each run); Approx. 5-6 hours of rafting, swimming break, and a delicious deli style riverside lunch.

Youth (12 and under): $10 off the per person price

Group Rate (15 people or more): $10 off the per person price. *Must book at least 1 month in advance; $500 non-refundable deposit required to reserve trip date; final numbers due 2 weeks prior to trip date.

Trinity River

Pigeon Point Run (Most popular)

Meeting Place: Bigfoot Rafting shop in Big Flat, CA

Put in: Pigeon Point Campground

Take out: Bigfoot Rafting shop in Big Flat

Difficulty: Class III+

Length: 6 miles

Available: Year round

Start Time: Full Day – 10:00 am; Half Day – 9:00 am or 2 pm

This trip is great for first timers or seasoned veterans, making it a customer favorite. Everyone grabs a paddle and working together we make our way through numerous class II and III rapids such as The Slot, Z- drop, Hell’s Hole, Pinball, and Fishtail. We can provide an inflatable kayak to the more daring paddler. At the end of the trip you will have a chance to view/ purchase photos of your group plunging through the notorious Hell’s Hole courtesy of Serendipity Snapshots (located on the premises).

Tish Tang Run

Meeting Place: Bigfoot Rafting Shop in Willow Creek, CA

Put in: Big Rock

Take out: Tish Tang Campground

Difficulty: Class II+

Length: 9 miles

Available: June, July, August, September

Start Time: Full Day – 9:00 am; Half Day – 10:00 am

This wonderfully relaxing and incredibly scenic trip boasts stunning vertical canyon walls and towering fir forests. Meandering away from civilization, encounters in the wilderness increase with sightings of turtles, merganser ducks, otters, great blue herons, ospreys, and bald eagles. With warm waters and deep pools this section of the Trinity is superb for swimming as you float downstream alongside the raft. Families with younger children, first timers, and senior citizens find this stretch to be a great intro to the world of paddle sports.

Hawkins Bar Run

Meeting Place: Bigfoot Rafting shop in Willow Creek, CA

Put in: Hawkins Bar

Take out: Salyer Bridge (1/8 mile hike to road)

Difficulty: Class II

Length: 5 miles

Available: Year Round

Start Time: Full Day- 9:00 am; Half Day- 10:00 am

For this trip inflatable kayaks are the order of the day. Designed especially for the free spirit who wants to experience the river on a more personal level, but under the close supervision of one of our highly qualified guides. A perfect trip for first time kayakers. You will receive one-on-one instruction as you navigate multiple class I and II rapids. A great way to see the river from a brand new perspective!

Hayden Flat Run

Meeting Place: Bigfoot Rafting shop in Willow Creek, CA

Put In: Del Loma

Take Out: Cedar Flat

Difficulty: Class II

Length: 7 miles

Available: Year Round

Start Time: Full Day- 9:00 am; Half Day- 10:00 am;

Often overlooked due to its close proximity to the Pigeon Point run, the Hayden Flat run is becoming a popular trip in its own right. This trip features three distinct mini gorges that give you the feeling of a wilderness trip. Peppered with numerous class II rapids, this section is perfect for those who want to try an inflatable kayak for the first time.

Weitchpec Gorge Run

* $99/person, 4 person minimum *

Meeting Place: Bigfoot Rafting Shop in Willow Creek, CA

Put In: Hoopa

Take Out: Weitchpec (Trinity/ Klamath Confluence)

Difficulty: Class II/III

Length: 8 miles

Available: April, May, June

Start Time: Full Day – 9:00 am

This is one of the Trinity River’s hidden gems. The river winds through a magnificent gorge of slate rock far below the highway. With very few visitors this section is the ultimate in secluded wilderness adventure. Enjoy the best scenery as you go through the multiple class II rapids and end the day with the famous Smoker’s Falls class III rapid.

South Fork Trinity River

Three Bears Run

* $99/person, 4 person minimum *

Meeting Place: Bigfoot Rafting shop in Willow Creek, CA

Put In: Surprise Creek

Take Out: Low Water Bridge

Difficulty: Class IV

Length: 6 miles

Available: March, April, May (Dependent on weather and river flows)

Start Time: Full Day – 9:00 am

Welcome to Bigfoot’s backyard! For all you class III rafters who want to step it up a notch, The Three Bears is a remote class IV run that will have you at the edge of your seat. Enjoy the unbeatable scenery as we charge over rapids such as Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear, and of course Goldilocks! Previous rafting experience required, must be at least 18 years of age. This free flowing tributary is only available in the spring, making this spectacular section a true treat for those who can make it.

Cal Salmon River

Butler Ledge Run

* $99/person, 4 person minimum *

Meeting Place: Bigfoot Rafting shop in Willow Creek, CA

Put in: Butler Creek

Take out: Oak Bottom Campground

Difficulty: Class IV

Length: 6 Miles

Available: March, April, May (Dependent on weather and river flows)

Start time: 9:00 am (weekends only)

Nestled in the Marble Mountain Wilderness, the Cal Salmon is one of our area’s best kept secrets. Strewn with boulders and some serious attitude, this stretch offers a few of the most exciting class IV rapids in Northern California. Aside from the heart pounding rapids, this river also offers breathtaking scenery and frequent wild life sightings including black bears, deer, and bald eagles. Previous class III rafting experience required, must be at least 18 years of age. Keep in mind that this is a free flowing river and can only be rafted at optimal water flows, usually in the spring.