Truckee River

Truckee whitewater rafting is another popular summer time activity in Lake Tahoe, and many visitors looking for a unique family vacation experience head to the river, originating from Lake Tahoe each year. Generally a placid one with little rapids, the tranquility of the river makes it a great place for novice rafters to learn whether this is going to be the sport for them. On the International Scale of River Difficulty, Truckee ranks about a Class II, almost reaching a Class III at some of the more bumpier spots—just fast and bumpy enough to give you that flying sensation without being too frightening.

When Truckee river rafting, you can expect to spend at least a few hours enjoying the views as you speed along the length of the river. Wildflowers, mature trees, and the Sierra Madres standing guard in the background make white water rafting extra special, and nobody seems to mind when the water is extra calm. Originally named the Salmon Trout River by early explorers, that name was eventually changed to honor a Paiute Indian Chief whose name was probably Chief Trukizo, but Truckee was how the locals knew him. Today, Truckee River is a popular spot for fly fishing and white water rafting for both tourists and residents; we like to picnic on the banks as well, but that’s a story for another day.

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