1-Day Trips

Intermediate - Advanced Class IV+

Long day of challenging rafting on a National Wild & Scenic River
Class IV+ morning, Class III mid-day, Class IV afternoon
18 miles
Lunch included


SAMPLE ITINERARY: Tuolumne 1-Day Rafting Trips

Tuolumne River Map

  • Meet in the morning, outside Groveland
  • Sign-in, shuttle
  • Instruction, paddling practice
  • Class IV+ rapids
  • Riverside lunch
  • Class II-III rapids
  • Class IV rapids
  • Take-out, shuttle
  • Trip ends late afternoon

Your trip begins quickly in the Class IV boulder slalom of Rock Garden Rapid. The next four miles bring an onslaught of technical, intricate Class IV+ rapids with large hydraulics and immense boulders. Soon you'll reach Class IV+ Clavey Falls, a legendary rapid due to its sheer drop and intimidating hydraulics.

After Clavey, the water mellows to an enjoyable Class II-III level, giving you an opportunity to look beyond the whitewater in front of you and take in the grace and beauty of the Tuolumne canyon. We'll stop for a delicious, well-earned riverside lunch on a relaxing beach. Back on the water, soon you'll be crashing and careening through more Class IV whitewater. Just when you're getting tired, we'll pull into take-out.

The itinerary above may be altered due to a range of variables, including river flow levels, water release schedules, time of year, and other factors. Contact us if you have any questions.

THE NEXT STEP: Plan Your Trip

You may want to check out our 2-Day, 3-Day and Tuolumne/Cherry Creek Combo trip options if you have not done so already. 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.