Experienced explorers agree that some of the best wilderness in the US “has no trail at all.” So don your swim trunks and grab a paddle, water wizards. Here are the 11 best, wild scenic river trips in America:
1. The Klamath River, California
The 286-mile-long Klamath River has an exceptional upper section that is perfect for a family-friendly river trip. It has bald eagles, exciting rapids, warm water, and waterfront camps.
The river flows with Class IV power out of Oregon. If you’re looking for an introductory rafting run this then check out the 1981-designated Lower K trip. Put in from April to August at Sluice Box. This 20-mile trip to Happy Creek comes complete with jumping rocks, riffles, and Class II and III whitewater areas perfect for the kids.
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