California's premier whitewater river is a slalom course of boulders of escalating intensity. Staircase rapids, chutes, and pools by the score and Yosemite National Park create the ultimate river adventure, a journey by turns exciting and pristine. World famous, the Tuolumne River is where the ambitious earn their stripes.
When to go: April-September
Getting there: Highway 49 South from Sonora to Highway 120 East past Groveland about 7.5 miles to Ferreti Road to Lumsden Road to Lumsden campground.
Put-in: Lumsden Road
Take-out: Wards Ferry Bridge
River Class: IV-V