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Whitewater River Run

California Truckee River

Tahoe City To River Ranch

Class I Difficulty


Too High
56°, Scattered Showers

The Tahoe City to River Ranch river run on the Truckee River in California has some challenging obstacles such as Class III rapids, low bridges, and fallen trees. The river run difficulty is moderate to difficult and is best for experienced rafters. The best time of year to float this section of water is during the spring and early summer when the water flow is between 500-1,000 cfs. It is important to note that the river flow can change quickly due to dam releases, so be sure to check the flow before heading out. Overall, this is an exciting and scenic river run that requires proper preparation and experienced rafters.

Weather today, Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Snow level 9200 feet lowering to 8700 feet in the afternoon . Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Status Too High
Class Level I
Elevation 5,873 ft
Streamflow Discharge 80.4 cfs
Gauge Height 1.6 ft
Reporting Streamgage Truckee R Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338000

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