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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
16 miles

$159 Monday-Friday
$189 Saturday, Sunday

SAMPLE ITINERARY: Merced 1-Day Rafting Trips

Merced River Map


Indian Flat put-in to Railroad Flat take-out described below*

  • Meet mid-morning in Midpines
  • Sign-in, shuttle, instruction
  • Class III-IV rapids
  • Lunch
  • Class III rapids
  • Class III-IV rapids
  • Take-out, shuttle
  • Trip ends in mid-afternoon to late afternoon

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.

*The itinerary above may be altered due to a range of variables, including river flow levels, time of year, and other factors. Our standard trips run from Indian Flat put-in to Railroad Flat take-out. Occasionally river conditions on the day of the trip dictate running trips from Red Bud put-in to Railroad Flat take-out, or from Briceburg put-in to Bagby Reservoir take-out. Contact us if you have any questions.

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 .