Includes bountiful lunch along river, cold beverage at end. Multi-day trips add delicious camp BBQ dinner and cookout breakfast. Between Meral’s Pool and Ward’s Ferry bridge, no roads or other signs of present-day civilization penetrate the Tuolumne River canyon. Read the full trip description »
In what has been called “the most significant victory in the history of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System,” Congress designated the Tuolumne a “National Wild and Scenic River” in 1984. The Tuolumne is richly deserving of this status. The place is an Eden of pristine beaches and campsites rich in gold rush and Miwok Indian history featuring not-to-be-missed side-canyon water slides and swimming holes. Scan for bald eagles, river otter, and ring-tailed cat.
On our 2 day trips through this wilderness mecca, we push off into the “forest primeval” with all gear aboard our rafts in dry bags, severing for a time all contact with the outside world.
And the longer our time away, the better, for our longer trips provide more time to explore neighboring pools, socialize with new friends, dream, and truly imbibe the full magic of the Tuolumne.
Whitewater Voyages operates trips on the Tuolumne River under permit from Stanislaus National Forest, which restricts the river to two guided trips per day and a maximum group size of 21 for 1-day trips and 20 for multi-day trips.
The Tuolumne River is rated at Class IV, or IV+ above 4000 CFS. There is one class V rapid, Clavey Falls.
Some of the more memorable rapids include Sunderland’s Chute, Hackamack’s Hole, Ram’s Head, Grey’s Grindstone, Hell’s Kitchen and Clavey Falls.
May to September
2014 start dates:
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