• Beautiful desert scenery • 
Cottonwood and aspen groves
Power house vertical slides
• Closest rafting to Reno •

Verdi to Mayberry Half Day Adventure


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! 


The Truckee River

In the 1980’s and 1990’s the Truckee river was not considered a place for paddle sports recreation. At the time government ordinances were in place prohibiting whitewater rafting. In 1997 Tahoe Whitewater Tours owner Mike Miltner fell in love with the Truckee River and began a long quest to allow permitted use, giving river runners the freedom to experience this beautiful river. Opposed by many, he fought an uphill battle against local, state, and federal opposition, later succeeding and opening the doors to recreational opportunities. Thanks to his efforts, Tahoe Whitewater Tours has been able to show thousands of people all the amazing elements the Truckee River has to offer.

Class: II-III

  • 6 Years And Above Recommended
  • Everyone Paddles
  • Everyone should be in good physical shape (weight limit 250 lbs.)
  • No Experience Necessary

Times: Morning trip: 8:45 – 12:45
Afternoon trip: 1:15 – 5:15
Meeting Location: Martis Village Plaza. 10015 Palisades Dr, Truckee, CA 96161 *or* 400 Island Avenue, Reno, NV 89501
Available: April- June
Length: 9 Miles, 3.5 Hours
Maximum Passengers: 6 Per Boat, Plus A Guide
Reservations Required: Yes
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Price: $68.00 per adult and $63.00 per child 12 or younger
Includes transportation, equipment, and guided trip
Discounts for groups of 12 or more