California Whitewater Rafting on the Truckee River (Guided)

Whitewater Rafting - Truckee

Great for 1st timers and kids (ages 7+). Closest whitewater to Lake Tahoe. 1/2 day guided trip on 7 miles of Class 2-3+.

The Truckee River is the closest summer white water rafting to Lake Tahoe and Reno. It is a fun and exciting, 7-mile, ½ day guided whitewater adventure, with many technical Class 2 rapids for the first 6 miles and exciting Class 3-3+ rapids in the last mile. This trip is great for first timers and popular with families, youth groups, corporate groups, bachelor/ette groups. Please note: our rafts can typically accommodate up to 6 clients per raft, groups larger than 6 will be split into separate rafts.

Our guided whitewater rafting trips on the Truckee River usually operate from mid-May through September. As water is obtained from several reservoirs and not just Lake Tahoe, this rafting trip is always available, even when the raft rentals are closed. This Truckee River whitewater rafting trip should not be confused with the self-guided float out of Tahoe City.

Truckee River rafting trip time is approx. 3 1/2 hours, including the short shuttle to the river and back. Clients are transported from our meeting location in Truckee. We offer 2 trips a day at 9:15am and 1:30pm.

Before embarking on your Truckee River rafting trip, life jackets, paddles, and helmets will be provided and a safety talk will be given. Each whitewater raft will be under the control of a professional river guide who will call out commands and help steer. Early in the rafting trip, maneuvering and paddling skills will be explained and practiced.


Meet at Truckee River RV Park at 10068 Hirschdale Rd. Truckee, CA 96161

Offered By: Tributary Whitewater Tours

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