Class 1. Very easy. Nice float, barely a riffle!
Class 2. Easy. Wide, clear channels.
Obstacles easily missed, little risk for swimmers. Ideal for beginners, seniors and families with small children. Perfect for inflatable kayaks.
Class 3. Moderate. Rapids are bigger, current is faster, maneuvering around obstacles is often required.
No experience necessary but more demanding as paddling will be required. Excellent kayaking opportunities for those lookingacramento, in early spring, the Trinity and Klamath, all summer long, have it all. Lots of rapids and lots of fun!
Class 4. Advanced. Difficult, powerful rapids require good paddling and team spirit.
Good fitness level and swimming skills are necessary. The class 4+ section of the Upper Klamath river is the best summer thrill on the west coast.
Class 5. Difficult. Long, violent rapids, big drops, unavoidable waves and holes.
Paddling experience is required as well as good fitness level and swimming skills. A healthy spirit of adventure is a must. The Scott and Cal Salmon rivers have some of the best spring whitewater runs in California.