There's no better way to connect to nature than floating lazily down the Russian River in an inner tube. Plan a float trip along the Russian River in California through the heart of Sonoma County. The Russian River tubing route is a 2-mile stretch from Steelhead Beach to Sunset Beach in Forestville. Start by having two cars at your party and parking, one at the start and one at the finish. You can rent a tube or raft from outposts in town or bring your own. For a day floating down the Russian River, it is recommended to bring ropes, coolers with food and drinks, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, water shoes, and life jackets.