Cherry Creek / Upper Tuolumne River Rafting | White Water Rafting California
Experience the Ultimate – less than 1 hour from Yosemite!
Location: Trips meet 15 miles east of Groveland, CA (about 1 hour NW of Yosemite Valley)
Level: Advanced Class V
Min Age: 15-18 years old (depending on the water levels)
Duration: 1 day and multi-day trip options
Swimming skills required
Are you willing to reach for the maximum whitewater experience? Then look no further. California’s Cherry Creek/Upper Tuolumne rafting trips offer the ultimate Class V rafting adventure. Located near the northwest border of Yosemite National Park, Cherry Creek rafting trips are intense and demanding passenger participation experiences. These trips aren’t for the timid. Minimum age is 15-18 depending on water levels. Participants need to be in good physical condition and be ready to work it! With a phenomenally steep gradient averaging 110 feet per mile, the Cherry Creek/Upper Tuolumne is considered the most challenging (and fun) rafting trip in California, and the standard by which Class V runs are measured.
Successful Class V navigation depends on a coordinated guide and paddling team working in tandem. A training seminar and Class V paddler’s test are required for this thrill ride and are included at the beginning of each trip. Our experienced guides will coach you on the skills needed to negotiate Cherry Creek and the Upper Tuolumne before guiding you down this impressive section of the river. For those who participate, the rewards are great. You’ll have an exhilarating day of outdoor adventure like no other.
The Creek’s preeminent reputation makes it a popular choice for avid paddlers looking for a superlative single or multi-day Class V rafting adventure near Yosemite National Park. Your head guide will meet you the morning of your trip at our meeting spot, located about 15 miles east of Groveland, California on State Hwy 120, and about a 1-hour drive from Yosemite Valley. Participants will be provided with maps, detailed directions, and trip meeting times.
Our Cherry Creek-Upper Tuolumne Rafting trips are operated by a trusted associated rafting company. Cherry Creek / Upper Tuolumne Rafting trips meet in the parking lot of Sierra Mac River Trips Headquarters at 6am (unless otherwise specified) at 27890 Highway 120, 13 miles east of Groveland. Trips begin with shuttle into to put-in. A training seminar and Class V paddler’s test are required for this thrill ride and are included at the beginning of the trip. Upon completion, guests are ready to embark on a full day of truly thrilling Class V+ paddling. Trips are run with oar-paddle combination rafts for the ultimate in maneuverability.
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With over 25 years of running the highest quality rafting trips and river tours, Raft California invites you to join us on one of our spectacular rafting adventures!
We have whitewater rafting trips on over 12 rivers in Northern California, Oregon, and into Nevada! Rivers include the South Fork American, Middle Fork American, North Fork American, North Yuba, Truckee, Tuolumne, Kaweah and more!.
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Lotus, CA 95651-9764