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3-Day Trips

Intermediate - Advanced Class IV+

Three days in a beautiful 2000'-deep National Wild & Scenic River canyon.
Very few people, and more time for remote beach camping, relaxation, exploratory side hikes

Class III
& Class IV+ day one and two, Class III day three
56 hours, 18 miles
Seven delicious meals


TRIP ITINERARY: Tuolumne 3-Day Rafting Trips

Tuolumne River Map

Meet: 9:00 am, outside Groveland
Hour One: Sign-in, pack personal gear
Hour Two: Bus ride, load gear rafts, instruction
Hour Three: Class IV rapids
Hour Four: Riverside lunch
Hour Five: Class IV rapids
Hour Six: Set up camp
Hour Seven: Optional hike up Clavey River
Hour Eight: Relax, hors d'oeuvres
Hour Nine: Dinner
Hour Ten: Campfire, dessert, revelry!
Hour ? Fall asleep under the stars

Hour One: Coffee, breakfast
Hour Two: Relax
Hour Three: Break camp, load gear rafts
Hour Four: Class IV+ Clavey Rapid
Hour Five: Class II-III rapids
Hour Six: Riverside lunch
Hour Seven: Class IV rapids
Hour Eight: Set up camp
Hour Nine: Relax, optional hike
Hour Ten: Dinner
Hour Eleven: Campfire, dessert

Hour One: Coffee, breakfast
Hour Two-Three: Relax, optional hike
Hour Four: Break camp, load gear raft
Hour Five: Lunch
Hour Six: Class III rapids
Hour Seven: Take-out, Lake Don Pedro
Hour Eight: Bus ride

The best way to savor and enjoy the Wild and Scenic Tuolumne is to do it in three days. No extra river miles, but you'll be able to explore the hidden places of this amazing canyon--the very spots that people on shorter trips don't have the time to discover. On your first day, you'll blast through fast, in-your-face Class IV whitewater. That night, you'll camp by the Clavey River, one of two main tributaries on the Tuolumne. Here you can glide down a natural water slide or relax in a warm swimming hole carved out of solid rock. Your second day starts with the largest rapid on the river, Class IV+ Clavey, and ends with a long stretch of Class IV rapids. You'll camp along the North Fork on your second night. Here you'll have time to fish, read, hike, or simply relax on the white sand beaches. We end the trip the next day by enjoying some good Class III rafting.

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


THE NEXT STEP: Plan Your Trip

You may want to check out our 1-Day, 2-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.