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1-Day Rafting Trips

Intermediate Class III - IV

Long day of fun Class III-IV rafting near Yosemite National Park
Class III-IV morning, Class III mid-day, Class III-IV afternoon
8 hours, 16 miles

$159 Monday-Friday
$189 Saturday, Sunday

TRIP ITINERARY: Merced 1-Day Rafting Trips Merced River Map

Meet: 9:00 am in Midpines
Hour One: Sign-in, bus ride, instruction
Hour Two-Three: Class III-IV rapids
Hour Four: Snack, Ned's Gulch Rapid
Hour Five: Lunch
Hour Six: Class III rapids
Hour Seven: Class III-IV rapids
Hour Eight: Take-out, bus ride

Your trip starts with a quick Class IV treat--Cranberry Hole Rapid. From there, a fast long succession of rapids gives you the chance to hone your whitewater paddling skills on their gigantic Class III wave trains. Once we reach our most challenging rapid--Class IV Ned's Gulch--we'll break for a quick snack and scout the rapid from shore. After you've successfully navigated the intimidating obstacles in Ned's Gulch, we'll stop for lunch and dry out on a warm nearby hillside. Once you've boarded your raft again you will enjoy an easier section of Class II-III whitewater that leads to the grand finale, three miles of exciting Class III-IV rapids.




During periods of high-flows, the itinerary above may be altered.

THE NEXT STEP: Plan Your Trip

If you have made your decision you can start planning your trip by visiting the "Plan Your Trip" page where we make it easy for you to check availability and make a reservation. You can also contact us during our business hours by calling (800) 247-2387 .