Truckee River: Verdi - Mayberry

  • Duration

    Half Day (3 Hours on River)
  • Difficulty

  • Class

  • Price

    $90 Adults, $80 Kids 6-12
  • Ages

  • Available

  • Length

    8 River Miles
  • Morning Trip

    9:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Afternoon Trip

    1:00PM - 5:00PM


  • Beautiful High Desert Scenery
  • Photo Package Available
  • Cottonwood and Aspen Groves
  • No experience necessary
  • Vertical powerhouse slides
  • Abundant history and wildlife
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From Reno
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From North Lake Tahoe
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From the Bay Area

About the Trip Half Day Class 3 Excitement

The Boca – Verdi Run on the Truckee River has everything a first time rafter as well as a seasoned rafter could want!

With technical rapids, relaxing pools to swim in, and beautiful Tahoe National Forest scenery, the Truckee has it all.

We pioneered commercial whitewater rafting on the Truckee River and our guest experience is unmatched.

This half day tour begins at the historic Crystal Peak Park, and meanders through Verdi, Nevada to Gorilla Falls, a Class III diversion dam that is an exciting slide! Our other favorite rapids on this section include Rooster Rock and Powerhouse, which we know you’ll love as much as we do. 

The Verdi – Mayberry Section is perfect for anyone, we’ll see you on the river!


After booking, check your confirmation email which has comprehensive trip info.

  • Check in to our office at 10068 Hirschdale Rd, Truckee, CA 96161 at 9:00AM.
  • Hop on our Tahoe Whitewater Shuttle Bus for a 2 minute drive to the river.
  • Gear Up & Safety Talk! You’ll be issued a Personal Flotation Device, Paddle, and Helmet (wetsuits, splash jackets, and fleece optional).
  • Meet your guide and enjoy the river! You'll be on the river all day. We provide lunch.
  • We'll shuttle you back to our office (25 minute drive).


Everyone! We welcome ages 7+ and all abilities.

This trip is great for families, friends, big groups, and all adventure levels. 

Do I need to know how to swim?

It is recommended but not mandatory. We provide a helmet and a Type V, US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device.

What do I need to wear?

Click here to see our What to Bring Page.

It’s my first time rafting, do I need experience?

We encourage previous experience for our more difficult, Class IV Whitewater Rafting Trips. Call us with any concerns or questions about appropriate trips for your group. 530-587-5777

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Morning: 9:00am

Afternoon: 1:00pm

May - September, flow depending

Our guides are the best in the business, prioritizing safety and guest experience. They love what they do and it shows through their passion for the area's history, geology and ecology. With experience on rivers around the globe, we know you'll enjoy your guide as much as we do.

Tahoe Whitewater's owner, Mike Miltner, pioneered commercial whitewater rafting on the Truckee River in the 1980's and 90's when government ordinances prohibited whitewater rafting on the Truckee. Mike fell in love with the Truckee River and began battling local, state, and federal opposition. Successful in his mission to share the Truckee, Mike paved the way for people to experience the beauty and adventure the Truckee River has to offer. And over 30 years now, Tahoe Whitewater has been sharing our love, experience, and knowledge of the area with guests.

On the Truckee River our rafts can take 4-6 guests + a guide. No matter your group size, we'll break you up into the appropriate number of rafts.

We use 13' rafts.


Meeting Location

10068 Hirschdale Rd, Truckee, CA 96161

Check In Time: 8:45AM

Check you confirmation email for details. Our office is located in the Truckee River RV Park / Gas Station right off of Highway 80. Follow signs to our Tahoe Whitewater Parking Area.

  • Public Restrooms
  • Leave Valuables at Home
  • Leave Keys with our Office Staff


Truckee River Rafting Map

truckee river rafting map of optimal truckee river flows
Thank You Truckee Meadows Water Authority

What to Expect From Booking to Rafting the Truckee River Verdi - Mayberry

After Making a Reservation

After your booking is complete, a confirmation email will be sent including a summary of your group size, date, river section, meeting time and location.

Online Waivers will be provided in your confirmation email. ALL participants must fill out waivers prior to the trip. Please fill these out before arriving.

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