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  • Available in the Spring Time Only

Truckee River: Verdi to Mayberry

Quick Details

Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 7-12

Experience the Ultimate Truckee River Rafting Adventure: The Boca-Floriston Run!

River: Truckee River
Section: Verdi to Mayberry
Duration: Half-Day Experience (2-2.5 hours on the river)
Distance: 7 River Miles
Arrival Times: Morning Trip (Meet at 8:45 am) | Afternoon Trip (Meet at 1:00 pm)
Minimum Age: 7 years old
Whitewater Class: Class II-III+ (Adventurous Beginner/ Intermediate)
Raft Sizes: 13′ rafts accommodating up to 6 guests + a guide (varies based on river flows)
Guided Tours: Professional river guide in each raft providing instructions throughout the journey


  • Beautiful High Desert Scenery
  • Perfect for adventurous beginners and first-time rafters
  • Powerhouse vertical slides and rapids
  • Closest whitewater rafting to North Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Reno
  • Historical Wild West setting
  • Class III+ “Gorilla Falls” and “Power House”
  • Available ONLY on High Water years

Where We Meet

  • Truckee River RV Park, 10068 Hirschdale Rd, Truckee, CA 9616
  • Amenities include secure parking, clean restrooms, changing rooms, and a general store
  • Approximately 10 minutes east of Truckee on Interstate 80

What To Expect:

After Making a Reservation:
  • Confirmation email with details and online waivers
  • “Trip Details PDF” with driving directions, packing list, and itinerary
Day of the Tour: Arriving at Meeting Location:
  • Check-in at the Truckee River RV Park office
  • Gear up with PFD, paddle, helmet, wetsuit/splash jacket if needed
  • Board rafting bus for a short 30-minute drive to the river
  • Quick orientation on river safety and paddling instructions
  • Launch into the Truckee River for an exhilarating rafting experience
What to Expect on the Truckee River Verdi to Mayberry Section:
  • Beginner/Intermediate trip with Class II-III rapids
  • Scenic start from Crystal Peak Park with grassy lawns and cottonwood trees
  • Class II rapids lead to exciting features like “Gorilla Falls”
  • The longest rapid, Class III “Powerhouse,” provides thrilling challenges
  • Finish at Mayberry Park with views of Reno in the distance
  • Slide show of photos played on the bus ride back
  • Runs twice a day from April 20th to early June
  • Morning trips meet at 8:45 AM, and afternoon trips at 1:00 PM
  • Online booking is available; call for reservations

Why Choose Tahoe Whitewater Tours?

  • Experienced river guides prioritizing safety and guest service
  • Over 30 years of history on the Truckee River
  • Pioneers in opening up the Truckee River for recreational use
  • Unmatched expertise in showcasing the beauty of the Truckee River

Experience the Thrill of the Truckee River Verdi-Mayberry Rafting Adventure!

Get ready for an unforgettable rafting adventure just a stone’s throw from North Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Reno! Our exhilarating Truckee River Verdi-Mayberry run is perfect for anyone looking to add a burst of excitement to their day. We offer trips twice daily, kicking off at 8:45 am and again at 1:00 pm, making it easy to fit this adventure into your busy schedule.

Why do we love this river section? It’s the perfect blend of high desert landscapes and lush, towering cottonwood groves. The Verdi-Mayberry stretch of the Truckee River showcases a unique mix of ecosystems that captivate every rafter. Combine this natural beauty with thrilling class II-III whitewater, and you’ve got the ultimate experience for first-timers and seasoned adventurers alike.

Your journey begins in historic Verdi, Nevada, famed for the first recorded train robbery in the Wild West—the Great Train Robbery of 1870. From here, the river flows east, introducing you to the exciting class II rapids. Get ready for the highlight of the trip: “Gorilla Falls,” a 15-foot tall diversion dam that promises to get your adrenaline pumping!

But the excitement doesn’t stop there. As you navigate continuous class II rapids, each twist and turn brings a new thrill, culminating in the run’s most technical rapid—the class III “Powerhouse.” Feel the rush as you conquer this challenging section, all while soaking in the breathtaking high desert scenery.

The adventure concludes at the beautiful Mayberry Park just outside Reno, Nevada. This tour is available during the spring and in high water years, so plan ahead to catch this spectacular rafting experience. Trust us, it’s an adventure you won’t want to miss!
Book your Truckee River Verdi-Mayberry rafting trip today and make memories that will last a lifetime!