The Lower Yough is the most popular part of the river in Ohiopyle for whitewater rafting, and for good reason. The Class III and IV rapids of the Lower Yough invite everyone from the novice rafter to the veteran river-runner to explore the river and see what lays beyond the next bend. With rapids such as Dimple Rock Rapid, River’s End and Cucumber, to name a few, the Lower Yough will keep you having fun its entire 7 1/2 mile journey.
Reserving your Lower Yough Rafting trip is easy! Book everyone online and pay with one credit card or have everyone book online individually. We don’t assign rafts so you can group yourselves together on arrival. They are the most popular of all the Ohiopyle rafting trips so book early to get the time that is best for you. Still have questions? Check out the options to the right to find answers to some of our most FAQ’s.
This river is recommended for:
Beginners to experienced rafters, and everyone in between!
The Lower Yough is Class:
This section is Class II through IV.
What months does it run?
April – October. TheLower Yough is dam-controlled. We have plenty of water all year unlike other geographic areas.
How long is the trip?
The full Lower Yough trip runs for 7.5 miles and takes between 3/12 to 5 hours. The Taste of the Yough runs for 1 ½ miles and usually takes about 2 hours.
Is lunch provided?
Yes! We provide a snack lunch riverside for the Lower Yough Guided Rafting Trip only. We do not provide lunch for our sunset trip or any raft rentals. We provide wraps with turkey, ham, cheese, and lettuce. They are wrapped individually and taken on the trip. We have added an option to the reservations for a vegetarian wrap.
Will there be a guide in my boat?
Guided services are only available for the Lower Yough Whitewater Standard Raft Tour and the Taste of the Yough, not for Lower Yough raft rentals. At normal water levels, the guides are nearby in rafts and kayaks for the Lower Yough Whitewater Standard Raft Tour. For an additional fee you may upgrade to a guide in your raft during normal river levels. There is a guide in every raft for the Taste of the Yough. During high water situations, a guide is in every boat.
Rafting Cancellation Policy
Please note that when you make a reservation, we forfeit the right to sell your spaces to others. You may receive a 90% refund if you cancel at least 15 days prior to the trip; a 50% refund if you cancel 7-14 days in advance. Reservations made less than 7 days prior to the trip date are non-refundable, once payment is received. We regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies, late arrivals or inclement weather.
Will weather affect my trip?
No. Our trips run regardless of the weather conditions. We monitor river conditions constantly. We reserve the right to reschedule any trip to an alternate section of the river or to a different river if conditions warrant. We may also change the length of the trip, raft size or number of guests per raft. If we must cancel a trip due to conditions, a full refund will be given.
Important points to consider
White water rafting is a physically demanding activity; including some dangers and inherent risks. Special safety equipment must be worn in order to participate. The equipment does not fit all body shapes and sizes. Please consider all aspects of your physical condition before making reservations. We can assume no responsibility for personal safety or loss of personal property. We will ask you to sign a liability release/assumption of risk form before you make the trip. All minors must have permission from a parent or legal guardian written on our standard release form. You travel at your own risk. No drugs or alcohol are permitted. We reserve the right to refuse service (with no refund) to anyone we deem unfit to participate in white water rafting. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items while visiting White Water Adventurers, Inc.