cherry creek whitewater
Cherry Creek is a dam-controlled stretch of the Tuolumne River and becomes raftable at lower flows, after the springtime snow melt. Trips therefore usually begin in mid-summer. * Season length, river flows, and days of water releases may vary.
Bird’s Eye View. Ah Cherry Creek, some of the most sublime and thrilling whitewater in the nation, let alone California. Its class V rapids provide a serious challenge and ultimate adventure to both expert kayakers and seasoned boaters.
Whitewater Rafting on California's Cherry Creek. 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.
The Upper Tuolumne River, also referred to as the Cherry Creek, is the section of the Tuolumne River above the more commonly rafted overnight section. While you do start the voyage on Cherry Creek, the meat of this run is actually on the Tuolumne River. Typically people run Cherry Creek in mid-summer when the snowmelt is done and the dam-controlled flows are solidly around 1,000 cfs.
Home > California Rivers > Cherry Creek > Whitewater & Scenery Whitewater & Scenery A run on the Creek is a mad dash down angled hydraulics and through a blur of what seems like almost constant rock gardens.
Cherry Creek Rafting is the ultimate! Welcome to Class V Cherry Creek rafting, the ultimate whitewater challenge! Sierra Mac pioneered commercial Class V rafting trips on this stretch of river in the 70’s and 80’s, and we are excited to share these thrilling adventures with our guests.
Cherry Creek (the Upper Tuolumne River) is located near Groveland, 30 minutes outside of the northern entrance to Yosemite National Park. Go Rafting with A Commercial Outfitter on Cherry Creek All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting is one of the original California outfitters.
We got a chance to raft Cherry Creek/ Upper Toulumne River, the toughest, commercially run class 5 rapids in the country. We set off with All Outdoors, just outside the North entrance to Yosemite ...
Cherry Creek is much more than a day of challenging whitewater. Our guides love this river because of its unique combination of whitewater, natural beauty, and the opportunity to connect with guests, who consistently tell us they appreciate the same things.
Cherry Creek may be the most popular class 5 whitewater in California because it receives dependable flows from Holm Powerhouse most of the summer and sometimes in the fall and winter. Many people boat this reach week after week through the summer, learning every facet of every rapid.