Trip Rating

 

River trips have a class rating according to the difficulty of their toughest rapid.

  • Class I and II trips consist of flat water and gentle waves.
  • Class III include moderate waves and obstructions (rocks, gravel bars etc.) in the river.
  • Class IV is bigger and faster than class III.
  • Class V are the most difficult with large waves, powerful currents, and unpredictable hazards.
  • Easiest:An easiest trip is ideal for tentative first timers or families with young children. We suggest children be at least 5 years old.  Class I & II
  • Intermediate: Intermediate trips are appropriate for adventurous first timers or families with older children. We suggest children be at least eight years old (twelve on bike trips). Class III & IV
  • Advanced: Advanced trips are for those who are extremely fit and have had previous experience. We suggest that all members be at least sixteen years of age. Class IV & V