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HOLLYWOOD HUSTLE

If you're looking for a quick trip down the Kern, the Hollywood Hustle is for you. Perfect for beginners and experienced rafters alike, this introductory section of the Upper Kern River has class 2 and 3 rapids. Our expert river guides will provide you with instruction in paddling, ferrying, navigating the rapids, and will accompany you on your trip down the river. This section of the Kern has five rapids, Little Mama, Big Daddy, Sidewinder, Freight Train, and the famous Ewings Rapid.   

Clothes you don't mind getting wet in.

Shoes! Either water shoes, sneakers you don't mind getting wet, or sandals with a heel strap. Flip flops and bare feet are not allowed.

Sunscreen (apply before your tour).

What not to bring

Anything you don't want to lose or get wet

Towels, backpacks, large water bottles

Pets.

Duration

Due to differing water flows, your time on the water may vary depending on what time of year and how much snow pack we received during the winter. Tour start times could vary anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour of your reserved slot.

Plan other activities accordingly.

About

If you're looking for a quick trip down the Kern, the Hollywood Hustle is for you. Perfect for beginners and experienced rafters alike, this introductory section of the Upper Kern River has class 2 and 3 rapids.

Your professional SoCal rafting guide will provide you with your river gear, a trip overview and paddle talk. Then on to three miles of class II-III whitewater rapids navigating the likes of Big Daddy, Sidewinder, Freight Train, and Ewings. Our Hollywood Hustle and Los Angeles Blitz rafting trips are the Kern River's most popular (and affordable) family rafting trips.

Our expert river guides will provide each guest with instruction in paddling, ferrying, navigating the rapids, and will accompany you on your trip down the river.

SoCal Rafting's River Raft Fleet

SoCal Rafting has the largest selection of boats in the Kern. We pride ourselves in innovative rafts that allow for engaging experiences on the Kern River. We operate on varieties that include 6-man rafts, 4-man rafts, 2-man rafts (inflatable kayaks, duckies)

During low river flows, we may choose to use “mini” versions of our rafts. At lowest river flows, our guide manager may opt to upgrade your trip to a full-day Guided Pasadena Paddle Tubing adventure.

NOTE: Inflatable kayaks will be used ONLY when water levels are safe, otherwise our rafts will be used for the entire day (Guide Manager's decision). During low river flows, we may choose to upgrade your trip, using all inflatable kayaks or a combination including paddle tubing.

Parking and Location Info

You can find parking at Mountain Hwy 99 Box 90, Kernville, CA 93238. Public parking at the station is generally easy to find.

We will pick you up there in our private shuttle and bring you to the river. A River Raft Guide will meet you at the rafting put-in where we will begin our journey!

At the end of our rafting trip, our private shuttle will pick you up and bring you back to your cars.

Children must weigh more than 50 lbs.

Whats Included & What to Bring

Trip Includes:

  • River tube

  • PFDs

  • Helmet

  • Paddles

  • River guide

What to Bring

  • Shorts or bathing suits, neoprene or rash guard type tops

  • Tennis shoes or river sandals (NO Flipflop/crocs, nor barefeet)

  • Sunscreen (Apply before signing in at store)

  • Waterproof camera

  • Good Attitude!

  • LEAVE Valuables locked in your vehicle, and sunscreen (after applying)

  • Give keys to SoCal store Attendant.

  • Bring DRY clothes for the ride home.

  • Lunch is NOT included.

What NOT to bring on river:

  • Long pants, towels, backpack, camel pack, cell phones, keys, wallets, purses, expensive watches, jewelry, etc..

  • Alcohol and smoking are not permitted.

  • No "casts" on any parts of body.

  • No expensive (NON- waterproof) cameras

!ATTENTION! parents of fur-kids! We do not have accommodations for your pets.
Please have a family member who is NOT rafting watch your furkids while you are on the water.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • We recommend that you leave personal items in your vehicle (SoCal Rafting accepts no responsibility for items lost).

  • For your safety, flip flop sandals or bare feet ARE NOT PERMITTED!

  • Families and friends, if you are looking to be in the same boat together please make your reservation under ONE booking. We cannot guarantee that separate reservations will be able to ride in the same raft.

  • Children must weigh more than 50 lbs.

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