Merced River rafting -- class IV whitewater adventure at the doorstep to Yosemite Valley.

Merced River Rafting

Class IV Whitewater Rafting at Yosemite Valley’s Doorstep

A half-hour from Yosemite Valley—equally accessible from Northern and Southern California—the Wild and Scenic, class III-IV Merced River beckons.

Merced River Yosemite Wild Water 1-day rafting trip

  • Class III-IV
  • 13 miles
  • 1 day
  • Minimum age 9  (16 at high water)
  • Meet time 9:30 a.m.

Typical season:
April to June

2014 start dates:
Call reservation office.

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For Merced information and to make reservations, call (800) 488-7238

For other general questions, call (800) 400-RAFT

Download trip packet (PDF)


1-Day Trip - Merced River - Yosemite Wild Water
Trip Starts Standard Groups > 12
Monday - Friday $144 $116
Saturday - Sunday $175 $140
Prices listed are per-person. All guests subject to $8.00 River and Land Use Fee.

Trip Description

Includes lunch and cold beverage at end. Just west of Yosemite National Park, the Wild and Scenic Merced River races through a prolonged and delightful succession of rollicking rapids and soothing calms. Read the full trip description »

Whitewater Rafting Adventures on the Merced RiverDuring the high water typical of May and early June, the Merced River flows more wildly, with swollen rapids exploding one into the next, mile after mile. Later in the season, during the lower flows of late June and July, the Merced is less overwhelming yet still intensely exciting.

At any time, with any water level, the Merced River canyon, with its clear, sparkling water fresh from Sierra headwaters and steep slopes covered in wild flowers, is an inspiring place to be.

The Merced River is known for its exciting wave trains, big waves, and incredible fun. Rapids include Nightmare Island, Chipped Tooth, Ned's Gulch, Split Rock, Corner Pocket, Quarter Mile, and the spectacular (but unrunnable) North Fork Falls.


Merced River White Water Rafting


Typical season:
April to June

2014 start dates:
Call reservation office.

For Merced information and to make reservations, call (800) 488-7238

For other general questions, call (800) 400-RAFT

Download trip packet (PDF)


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