Bird’s Eye View

The Tuolumne River is, in many ways, the perfect whitewater rafting or kayaking trip. Chock full of fun, manageable Class III and IV rapids in a beautiful California foothill canyon, the “T,” as river folks lovingly refer to it, is challenging enough to suit the adventurous souls, and while it’s not a Cancun beachcomber weekend, it’s relaxing enough to feel like a vacation.

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Tuolumne River Whitewater Photo Gallery

Tuolumne River Whitewater Rafting

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The “T” in a Nutshell

Difficulty: Class IV

Gradient: 35 ft/mi

Length: 18 miles, 1-3 days

Season: May – September

Put-in: Meral’s Pool

Take-out: Ward’s Ferry Bridge

Who should go: Wilderness lovers and intermediate paddlers who want to get away from it all.

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Whitewater & Scenery

Whitewate & Scenery The Tuolumne can be rafted or kayaked in a day, but it’s much better suited for an overnight trip. Two days are the most popular trip length, however if you like…

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River Flows

River FlowsMake sure to get started early because water shuts off from Holm Powerhouse at 11am. If you are doing are doing a trip on Cherry Creek, prepare for an early morning!

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LogisticsCommercial outfitters take care of all the details such as permits, shuttles, campsites, and meals. However, many boaters opt for the less expensive options …

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Tuolumne Video


Watch a Tuolumne River video before you see it up close.

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Places to Eat, Places to Stay
& Things To Do

Places To EatPlaces To StayThings To Do

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Local Gear Shops

Local Gear ShopsBuy gear and other supplies for your whitewater trip on the “T” in Groveland, Sonora or Online.

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