Charlie Higgins

Written by Charlie Higgins
California Rafting Editor

Looking for tough Class V white water rafting near Yosemite National Park? Cherry Creek is home to some of the best white water rafting in California.

Whitewater Rafting – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA – California white water rafting is among the best in the world and provides non-stop wilderness adventure. Each year thousands of advanced rafters head to Cherry Creek near Yosemite National Park for some of the best Class V rafting int he world. Don’t miss you chance to experience this icon of advanced rafting in California!

Rafting Cherry Creek: An Unforgettable Experience

Also known as the Upper Tuolumne River, Cherry Creek is a serious rafter’s mecca located just a half hour from Yosemite National Park. This 8.6-mile roller coaster-like rafting trip is considered one of the most challenging rafting trips in the world. With Class V rapids like “Miracle Mile,”  which drops 200 feet in one mile, rafters attempting this Central California river should take the necessary precautions. Ted Bilton of the World Rafting Alliance says, “We recommend you have experience rafting difficult waters and extensive whitewater rafting training before attempting this run.”

Book Your Cherry Creek White Water Rafting Trip Now!

Rafting Cherry Creek, considered “the most difficult commercially run river in the country,” according to the California Rafting Alliance, is an experience you’ll never forget. This is a trip that combines breathtaking wilderness, including “canyons, clear blue water, and large boulders” according to veteran rafter Ted Bilton of the World Rafting Alliance, and challenging rapids like Guillotine, Jawbone, and Corkscrew. Don’t miss this star among California white water rafting trips.

Planning a rafting trip in Alberta, Canada? Be sure to check out Jasper National Park, home to world-class rafting rivers like the Athabasca River, the Fraser River and the Sunwapta River.