Tuolumne River rafting -- One of the West's finest whitewater runs, located near Yosemite National Park.

Tuolumne River Rafting

Ultra-classic wilderness whitewater just outside of Yosemite

Clear and cool, the Wild and Scenic Tuolumne River thunders and plunges through a grand succession of boulder gardens and spectacular cascades in a deep wilderness canyon just west of Yosemite National Park. One of California’s finest whitewater expeditions, the Tuolumne calls rafters back year after year.

Tuolumne River Classic 1, 2 or 3-day rafting trip

  • Class III-IV
  • 18 miles
  • 1, 2 or 3 days
  • Minimum age 15 in spring – 13 in summer
  • Meet time 9:00 a.m.


Typical season:
May to September

2014 start dates:
Call reservation office.

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For Tuolumne information and to make reservations, call (800) 488-RAFT

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

Download trip packet (PDF)


Tuolumne River rafting trip prices
Itinerary 1-Day 2-Day 3-Day
Monday-Thursday $239 $429 $594
Friday & Sunday $239 $449 $594
Saturday $239 $469 $594
Our Tuolumne Discounts:
Group discounts: Groups of 6-11, 5% off, Groups of 12-17, 10% off, Groups of 18+, 15% off.
Youth discount: Youth 17 years and younger get a 10% discount on any Tuolumne trip on any date!
Scouting, Church groups, and other non-profit groups: 20% off.
AAA, Military, and Seniors discount: 10% off.
All trips subject to 8% Government Use Fee.

Trip Description

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 »

Tuolumne River rafting: a classic wilderness adventure near YosemiteIn 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.

Tuolumne River rafting: a classic wilderness adventure near YosemiteOn 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.

Tuolumne River rafting: a classic wilderness adventure near Yosemite


Typical season:
May to September

2014 start dates:
Call reservation office.

For Tuolumne 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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