Class IV-V (V) Tuolumne River, CA

Main Tuolumne (Merals Pool to Wards Ferry)

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. (U.S. Forest Service)

Section Details

Trip Length One Night, 18.0 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 Yes
Permit Yes
Manager U.S. Forest Service, Stanislaus National Forest
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater
Photo Credit: Paul Martzen - American Whitewater