Whitewater Rafting on the Tuolumne River
California whitewater enthusiasts have been rafting on the Tuolumne since the 60's. The Main Tuolumne is located just west of Yosemite National Park, with some of the best California whitewater rafting in the Sierra Foothills.
The Tuolumne is a premier California whitewater rafting river, and is also considered one of the all time Classic California whitewater rafting runs. The run starts at Meral's Pool and flows through 18 miles of intense boulder slalom rapids down to Ward's Ferry. Not only does this river offer challenging whitewater rafting, add excellent scenery and solitude and you get the Tuolumne.Images courtesy of All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting
This website provides information for the whitewater rafting community. Inside you will find shuttle directions to Ward's Ferry & Meral's Pool, a mile-by-mile river guide, flow information, and more. Information is also provided about the different camping areas, how to obtain whitewater rafting permits, and information about finding a commercial whitewater rafting outfitter.
General Whitewater Rafting Information
- Put-In: Meral's Pool
- Difficulty: Class IV+; V above 4000 cfs
- Length: 18 miles
- Season: March to October
- Gradient: 40 feet per mile overall.
- Runnable Levels: 600 cfs to 10,000 cfs
- Special Hazards: Clavey Falls mile 5.4 Class V
- Take-out: Ward's Ferry; New Don Pedro Reservoir