- A quick note for the 2017 Truckee River Whitewater Rafting Season - Due to expected high water levels on the Truckee River this Spring and early Summer the minimum age for participants will be starting at 12 years old and could fluctuate due to water level changes. call for current flows and restrictions.
What's Included: We provide transportation to and from our office in Truckee (15-20 min). Cold drinks are provided at the end of your trip as well. PFDs, paddles, and helmets are provided for all guest. We will provide two large water bottles per raft that clip in. We ask that if you do bring your own water there is a way to fasten it to the raft.
Meeting Location: IRIE Office in Truckee.
Meeting Time: Two white water rafting trips daily at 9 am and 1:30 pm
Season To Go: Spring, Summer and fall (water permitting).
Raft size and capacity: the Truckee river is a low volume river and we use 12' and 13' rafts that will fit up to 6 guests plus one guide. However we aim to only put 4 or 5 guest per boat if individual group sizes will permit.
Length of Trip: 7 miles, about 2 hours on the water
Minimum Age: 5 years old
Cost per person: $69 adults, $65 youth 14 or younger.
This half-day whitewater rafting trip on the Lower Gorge of the Truckee River is offered twice daily and is great for families and groups. The Truckee River begins with relaxing Class II boulder gardens and swimming pools and increases in intensity. Half way through the trip, the rapids become larger and closer together until we reach the top of the Floriston Gorge. The river narrows, becomes steeper, and descends its last mile through a series of Class III and III+ rapids including Jaws and Bronco Rapids. Hang on! Read a detailed description from California Creeks here.
The Truckee River runs northeast through the Sierra Nevada Mountains from it's origin at Lake Tahoe. From the Lake Tahoe Dam outlet in Tahoe City, CA it flows down through the Town of Truckee and out past the Martis Valley before descending 2500ft from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Nevada Basin. On its 121 mile journey to Pyramid Lake the Truckee River passes through many beautiful and exciting sections of whitewater in between the town of Truckee and Reno NV.