White Water Rafting Upper Kern River


Apr. 26, 2019 - Apr. 28, 2019, 12:30pm to 6:10pm

Office/Remote Location

Please meet us in front of the UNLV Outdoor Adventures office located in the SRWC.


White Water Rafting Upper Kern River and Hiking in Sequoia National Forest and Packsaddle Cave

  • Saturday total hike: 2 miles.
  • Saturday total Rafting: approx. 3 hours
  • Sunday total hike: 5 miles. Level: Strenuous

2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners, and snacks, camping gear, round trip transportation, and rafting costs are included in the price of this trip. 

This three day trip will be the ultimate white water adventure and hiking adventure! We’ll hike the Trail of 100 Giants, which is one of the premier groves for viewing the giant sequoia trees. Some of the trees are up to 1,500 years old! We’ll also raft a half-day on the Upper Kern river. We’ll tackle fun class II-IV whitewater and is perfect for beginners or experienced rafters. We’ll also hike Packsaddle Cave where we’ll bring a flashlight and explore stalactites and stalagmites.



  • 12:30pm Please meet us in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center in front of the Outdoor Adventure office in the lobby, ready for departure. Distribute snacks and participate in Icebreakers. Load van with gear. Already have eaten lunch by the time you arrive.
  • 1:10pm-3:40pm  Ride 2.5 hours towards Corral Creek Campground, stop somewhere along the way and eat fast food. This lunch is not included in the price of the trip.
  • 3:40pm-4:00pm Bathroom break.
  • 4:00pm-6:25pm Continue the 5 hour drive.
  • 6:25pm-7:10 pm Set up camp at Corral Creek Campground.
  • 7:10 pm-8:10 pm Prepare and eat dinner.
  • 8:10 pm+ Free time.


  • 7:00 am-8:00 am Prepare & eat breakfast.
  • 8:00 am-9:20 am Explore the river in the campground.
  • 9:20 am-10:00 am Drive approx 40 min. to Trail of 100 Giants in the Sequoia National Forest.
  • 10:00 am - 11:20 am Explore Trail of 100 Giants in the Sequoia
  • 11:20 am-12:20 pm Prepare & eat lunch.
  • 12:20 pm-1:20 pm Drive to Kern River Outfitters 6602 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights, CA 93285.
  • 1:20 pm-2:00 pm Free time until 2pm check in with Kern River Outfitters. Fill out waivers now if not previously submitted.
  • 2:00pm-6/7pm  Get fitted with gear and White Water Raft! Arrival back to Kern River Outfitters depends on waterflow and group size.
  • 6:30pm-6:50pm  Drive 20 minutes back to the Corral Creek Campground.
  • 6:50pm-7:50pm Cook and eat dinner.
  • 7:50+ Free time


  • 7:00 am-8:00 am Prepare & eat breakfast.
  • 8:00 am-9:00am Break down camp.
  • 9:00am-9:10am Drive to Packsaddle Cave.
  • 9:10am-12:40pm Hike 5 miles along Packsaddle Cave Trail. Eat lunch along the trail. (One hour is added here for breaks)
  • 12:40pm-6:10 pm*  Drive back to Las Vegas 5 hours. (+30 min for restroom stop). Arrival could be later if we got off the river after 6pm.

Please wear:

  • Clothes that are comfortable and that you can move in. Multiple layers so that you can take off layers as you get warm.
  • Sneakers, or river shoes/sandals with ankle strap.
  • Windbreaker or Paddling Jacket.
  • Sunblock.
  • Wool or fleece sweater.
  • Sunglasses (with backstrap if wearing while rafting) and/or a hat

Please bring:

  • At least 2 liters of water. Make sure these bottles are full before you leave campus.
  • A towel.
  • Bathing suit.
  • A few plastic grocery bags to pack out your wet/dirty clothes in.
  • Personal medications.

Admission Information

This event is open to the public. Registration is due by 5:00 p.m., April 23, 2019.

Registration Fee:

  • $275 for Students and Members
  • $300 for Non-members

Registration includes the completion of the Health History form and the Trip Waiver. Please note that both of these forms require a printed signature.

We will be hosting a pre-trip meeting on April 23, 2019 in preparation for the trip. The location of this meeting is TBA.

Contact Information

UNLV Outdoor Adventures

External Sponsor

UNLV Outdoor Adventures