The Main Tuolumne and Cherry Creek are classic California whitewater rafting runs. The Tuolumne is an advanced Class IV-V river and the Creek is V+, experts only. The Main Tuolumne and Cherry Creek are located 30 minutes west of Yosemite National Park, with some of the best California whitewater rafting in the Sierra Nevada foothills. California whitewater enthusiasts have been rafting on the Tuolumne since the 60's.
The Main Tuolumne is located just west of Yosemite National Park, with some of the best California whitewater rafting in the Sierra Foothills. The Tuolumne is a premier California whitewater rafting river, and is also considered one of the all time Classic California whitewater rafting runs. The run starts at Meral's Pool and flows through 18 miles of intense boulder slalom rapids down to Ward's Ferry. Not only does this river offer challenging whitewater rafting, add excellent scenery and solitude and you get the Tuolumne.
Cherry Creek is an experts only run rated Class V+. With an overall gradient of 110 feet per mile and a "Miracle Mile" dropping at over 200 feet per mile, Cherry Creek is possibly the most challenging whitewater rafting run in the nation. Once the winter snowpack has finished melting and spring rivers run short on water, river flows suitable for whitewater rafting allow Cherry Creek to run as late as October.
Only two small 20-person commercial trips are allowed in the canyon per day, so you will always feel like one of the few privileged humans in this wonderful place."