Rafting in Ohiopyle

Join Us Where It All Started.

In 1962, we began offering guided whitewater rafting tours. Now more than 50 years later and over a million river miles paddled, we are still doing it because being on the river is unlike any other outdoor experience. Let us share our experiences with you.

Each river we run has its own magnetism and chemistry. Consider a serene and calm float trip on the Middle Yough as you explore the majesty of the beautiful Youghiogheny River valley and share the unending beauty of the Laurel Highlands with your family.

Enjoy the spontaneity and sheer fun of a run on the Lower Yough, where whitewater rafting began on the East Coast. We were there in the early days, and we still enjoy sharing this challenging part of the Youghiogheny with you! We’ve introduced more than a quarter of a million guests to this wonderful experience. Come be our next!

The largest uncontrolled watershed in the East feeds the mighty Cheat Canyon. Come with us in the spring when this section of the Cheat River is arguably the most demanding river run on the East Coast. Eleven miles of big pounding water courses through a canyon carved from the force of floods. You will travel from the civilized world to a land of man versus nature.

Looking for the extreme experience? There is no room for error on the Upper Yough. This river is tight and falling down, with one section dropping over 115 feet per mile. It is a run that takes a special raft with a special guide. Only the experienced rafter should challenge this black diamond of river runs. It is an extreme experience you will not soon forget!

CLASS I/II:  Middle Yough

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The ultimate family float trip is how most refer to the Middle Yough. Its calm and scenic Class I and II rapids are gentle enough for the young and enjoyable enough for the young at heart.

CLASS III/IV:  Lower Yough

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Excitement for everyone from the novice to the whitewater veteran describes the Lower Yough in Ohiopyle, PA. The Lower’s Class III and IV rapids will challenge and excite, but not intimidate even novice rafters. We are able to accommodate a variety of group sizes on the Lower Yough.

CLASS IV/V:  Upper Yough

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With one section dropping over 115 feet per mile, the Upper Yough can be considered the ULTIMATE CHALLENGE! We use a specially designed self-bailing four-person raft with foot stirrups to help you tackle this technical Class IV and V river. Guides will be in each raft to assist you in meeting the challenges of nature’s most powerful elements.

CLASS IV/V:  Cheat Canyon

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The ever-changing conditions on the largest free flowing Class IV and V river in the East will bring a new challenge every time you experience the mighty Cheat River. All of our trips have a guide in each raft to give you personal instruction on how to navigate this awesome river.