Our Truckee River rafting trips are a guided whitewater trip featuring Class 2-3+ rapids suitable for ages 10+ and non swimmers. In peak season we run 2 trips a day, 1 in the morning and another in the afternoon. Trips usually start mid-May and run thru the 3rd week of September. The Truckee River Rafting trips on the Boca to Floriston run offer peak summer rafting with guaranteed flows! This is a must do for visiting Lake Tahoe. Trips do fill within 2-3 weeks so be sure to book well in advance.
We meet at the Truckee River RV Park, located off I-80 in North Lake Tahoe. It is an easy day trip from Reno, Carson City and many Lake Tahoe Locations including Incline Village, Kings Beach & South Lake Tahoe,
After meeting your guide and getting some basic paddling instructions. The trip will start with several fun Class 2-2+ rapids as you meander thru the High Sierra desert, with cottonwoods lining the banks. Several miles downstream you will encounter a series of Class 3+ rapids including Jaws & Bronco! Professional photographers are typically located at these big rapids to capture your images as you come thru! These are available for purchase/view online after your trip.
Raft capacity is 5-6 depending on flow. For Class 3 trips suitable for younger kids or if you have a group of 6-8 you really don’t want to split into 2 rafts, then consider a drive to the American River.
- The South Fork American River located in Lotus, CA offers Class 2 trips for Ages 4+ (Lotus Run Section) and options for ages 7+ on several Class 3 rafting trips.
- The Lower Middle Fork American River trip meeting at the Springhill Suites in Auburn is another great afternoon Class 2 family friendly trip for folks visiting North Lake Tahoe.
- Middle Fork American River rafting trips meeting at the Crooked Lane Brewing Co in Auburn offer all summer long guaranteed Class 4 action.
This is NOT the raft rentals out of Tahoe City, which is a mellower self guided float trip.