Class V (VI) Tuolumne River, CA

Cherry Creek/Upper Tuolumne (Cherry Creek to Merals Pool)

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.

Section Details

Trip Length Partial Day, 9.0 Miles
Notes A free, mandatory permit is required to float between Cherry Creek and Merals Pool and from Merals Pool to Ward's Ferry from May 1 to October 15. Permits can be picked up at the Groveland Ranger Station.
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Permit Yes
Manager U.S. Forest Service, Stanislaus National Forest
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater