Verdi to Mayberry Whitewater Rafting Expedition

By Tahoe Whitewater Tours

By Tahoe Whitewater Tours

Good for small groups

Duration 3.5 Hours

Includes Equipment

Suitable for children

About your experience

The Verdi to Mayberry half-day adventure is a fun rafting trip on the Truckee River, perfect for beginners. It combines scenic beauty with class II-III rapids, including the exciting “Gorilla Falls.” Starting in historic Verdi, Nevada, the trip floats through diverse landscapes and ends near Reno.

From: $ 88.00

Prices do not include taxes & charges

Transportation with a/cProfessional/local guideEquipmentSafety gear

A mix between high desert biome and luscious towering cottonwood groves the Verdi-Mayberry section on the Truckee River has a unique mix of ecosystems that entice all who float through. Coupled with exciting class II- III whitewater, this run is great for first timers to get a feel for rafting.

The trip begins in Verdi Nevada home to the first recorded train robbery in the wild west (The Great Train Robbery of 1870). Here the river flows east down class II rapids towards the biggest feature on the river “Gorilla Falls”, A 15’ tall diversion dam that will be sure to get your adrenaline flowing. The run comes to a finish outside Reno Nevada at Mayberry Park. This tour is available during the spring and on high water years so plan ahead to be able to catch this one. It’s well worth it!

Length: 9 Miles, 3.5 Hours
Maximum Passengers: 6 Per Boat, Plus A Guide


It is recommended but not mandatory that all our guests know how to swim. All guests are given Type V, US Coast Guard approved flotation devices (lifejackets) that are designed to float you on your back, nice and high in the water.

All guests are required to fill out our Release of Liability form.

Children under the age of 18 are also required to have a form filled out and signed by a parent or guardian.

Meeting Location: Truckee River RV Park

$88 - Adult (13+)
$78 - Child (7-12)

You may cancel or change group size up to 48 hours in advance of your reservation with no penalty.

Meet Tahoe Whitewater Tours

Paul Miltner

Paul Miltner

Join Tahoe Whitewater Tours for an unforgettable whitewater rafting adventure in central California, with access to five rivers near Lake Tahoe and Central California. With over 30 years of experience, we cater to all ages and skill levels, from beginners to experts. As a family-owned and operated business, we prioritize customer satisfaction and safety, offering personalized service from our friendly office staff and expert guides. Let us be your guides to exploring the natural beauty and excitement of California's rivers, ensuring the best day of your summer adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I wear?
    We have packing lists for you to review for each of our different trip types that is sent with your confirmation email. Look for the “Trip Details PDF” on the webpages as well in your email. Remember that the weather changes dramatically throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall rafting season. It can be significantly colder during March- May we encourage our guests to always be prepared. We always have wetsuits and splash jackets available for you at no extra charge. Don’t forget good footwear (no flip-flops), layers and a water bottle.
  • Is transportation included?
    You must meet us at the appropriate meeting location described in your confirmation email. From there, all transportation to and from the river in included.
  • Can I swim or jump out of the raft?
    There are virtually always opportunities on all our trips to jump in and swim. Although some of our more difficult section may offer less opportunities, always feel free to ask your Guide to point out an appropriate time to cool off in the river and remember to never enter the river head first!
  • Maximum Passengers?
    Our rafts can accommodate 6 guests + a guide. During our average summer flow, we may only put 4 guests + guide (July, Aug, Sept).

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