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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips

Youghiogheny River

Youghiogheny River Rafting

Location: Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh

Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania is the Mid-Atlantic region’s capital of whitewater rafting. The Youghiogheny River offers a section of whitewater for all experience levels. A short, 65 mile drive from Pittsburgh, and only 3.5 hours from Baltimore, Washington D.C, and Ohio makes it a perfect mountain getaway.

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Upper Youghiogheny River Rafting: Class V+ / Advanced

Experience extreme whitewater on the Upper Yough as you thread your way between 22 continuous pulse-pounding rapids, narrow twists and turns, and heart-stopping drops. Small custom rafts and a 3:1 guest to guide ratio help solidify your team as the challenges of one of North America’s classic class V rivers will exhilarate you and your friends. The river drops an average of 120 feet per mile through the gorgeous backdrop of our mountains. As everyone is an active participant in this incredibly fun “steep creek”, we recommend all participants have previous whitewater experience.

Middle Youghiogheny River Rafting: Class I-II / Beginner

The Mild Middle Youghiogheny is the family experience in Ohiopyle. Everybody participates in the fun as you paddle, splash and swim your raft or inflatable kayak along the 11 mile, scenic Middle Youghiogheny and through 10 mild class I-II rapids. Nothing says togetherness like a day spent rafting as you discover the wonders of nature during this introduction to whitewater.

Lower Youghiogheny River Rafting: Class III-IV / Intermediate

Every year, over 100,000 people visit Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania to paddle the Youghiogheny River. The Lower Yough is our most popular section in the Ohiopyle area for whitewater rafting, and for good reason. The spectacular scenery, terrific wild life, and thrilling Class III-IV rapids of the Lower Yough invite everyone from the novice rafter to the veteran river-runner to see what lies beyond the next bend. Dam controlled releases ensure reliable water levels all summer long.

Season: March – October

Trips are available on the Middle and Lower Youghiogheny daily during the spring and summer. The Upper Youghiogheny has releases on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays from mid-April through mid-September.