Just outside Yosemite National Park you'll find the Merced River along route 140, and the Tuolumne & Cherry Creek (Upper Tuolumne) along Hwy 120. These rivers actually have their origin in Yosemite. Designated Wild & Scenic Rivers, they will amaze you not only with their beauty, but also with their exhilarating rapids.
For a side-by-side comparison of these three rivers go to our Yosemite Rafting page.
See a map showing all 10 of our California Rivers with more information about each: