Truckee River
Whitewater Rafting

Truckee, CA

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Item #: WAT-TAH-0003

Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting as you navigate your way down the Truckee River with this rafting trip near Lake Tahoe!

  • Tour provider has been guiding California whitewater rafting trips since 1978
  • All rafting guides are both highly trained and knowledgeable professionals
  • Each trip includes a complete safety and paddle briefing, refreshments, and all necessary equipment
  • A great trip for paddlers of all levels!

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Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting as you navigate your way down the Truckee River with this rafting trip near Lake Tahoe!

  • Tour provider has been guiding California whitewater rafting trips since 1978
  • All rafting guides are both highly trained and knowledgeable professionals
  • Each trip includes a complete safety and paddle briefing, refreshments, and all necessary equipment
  • A great trip for paddlers of all levels!
Location
Truckee, CA
Availability:

May-September:
Daily - 9:15 AM & 1:30 PM
*Subject to fluctuating water levels

 

Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 30 days in advance. Popular summer holidays are particularly busy, so plan ahead.

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    Enjoy nearly 7 miles of thrilling whitewater adventure on the Truckee River near Lake Tahoe!

    This Truckee River Rafting trip is the closest whitewater excursion to Lake Tahoe. Not be confused with some of the more leisurely float trips offered out of Tahoe City, this rafting trip will see you confidently navigating class 2-3+ rapids during this 1/2-day experience. It's a perfect outing for paddlers of all levels!

    Your day will begin in the town of Truckee, where you meet your experienced guide and fellow paddlers. From there, you will be transported a short distance to the launch point. Before hitting the water, your guide will take you through a quick safety briefing and teach you basic paddling techniques. While on the water, your guide will see you safely through the rapids by providing commands and helping to steer the raft - you will be in good hands! 

    On the water, you will navigate approximately 7 miles of class 2 and 3 rapids as you head downstream. You'll enjoy the unbeatable scenery along the way as you drift through canyons formed by ancient volcanic flows. You may even be able to stop and enjoy some time in the water at a popular swimming area. You'll conquer your two most difficult rapids to finish off your trip and end with a thrilling finale! Afterward, you will be met with refreshments before being transported back to your vehicles.

    If you are looking for an awesome day out on the water near Lake Tahoe, this Whitewater Rafting trip is perfect for you!

    Essential Information
    • All necessary rafting equipment, refreshments, and transportation back to your vehicle at the meeting location will be provided
    • The minimum age for this rafting trip is 7 years, but may be restricted to 10 years and older during higher flows
    Duration
    This experience will last approximately 3.5 hours
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    There is a limit of 6 people per raft plus the guide.
    Spectators
    This experience is only for those scheduled on the rafting adventure.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Expect to get wet! Swimsuits and closed-toe shoes are recommended. Wetsuits and paddle jackets may be rented at time of check-in.
    Booking Information
    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 30 days in advance. Popular summer holidays are particularly busy, so plan ahead.
    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 30 days prior to the experience for a $50 per person cancellation fee. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel or reschedule at least 30 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

    Are there any weight restrictions?

    There are no specific weight restrictions, but all participants must be able to fit into a life jacket with all buckles fastened. Regular jackets fit a torso of up to 52 inches. There are a limited number of jackets fitting a 56-inch torso, but these must be requested in advance.

    Will we be rafting with other parties?

    The Truckee River trips can accommodate up to 6 participants per raft (though that number may vary due to water levels). If your party is large enough to fill out a raft, you will not be split up. However, smaller groups may be combined at the discretion of your trip leader.

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