Fully Guided Lower Yough Rafting:
This is the most popular rafting option on the Lower Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle State Park.
(Guide in your raft navigating the best route through the rapids)
Seven and a half miles of continuous class III-IV whitewater.
This is the most versatile stretch of whitewater
on the east coast. Like any river it is about choices,
on the Youghiogheny you can choose what kind
of experience you want. Fully Guided is having a
guide in your boat which equals maximum fun and
all the good hits. The guides can style you through
the rapids with experience and entertain you with
history and jokes.
Guide Escorted Lower Yough Rafting:
This is also a very popular rafting option on the Lower Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle State Park.
(You guide your friends and family through the rapids in your raft.)
Guide Escorted is you driving the boat while our guides direct the trip. We pull in each trip above and below each major rapid giving instruction on running the rapids. Our athletic guides also position themselves only in strategic spots in the rapids and on the shore with throw ropes. We also have staff in kayaks ready to dash in to save the day.
Raft Rentals on the Lower and Middle Yough Sections:
We are the premier raft rental facility in Ohiopyle with all new self bailing, light, durable, blue boats. We are also the closest outfitter to the put in.
If a raft full of people is not your style choose a two person raft called a Shredder. If you still need more connection to the river you can paddle our inflatable kayaks. We have the newest and best
livery service in Ohiopyle. You can rent our top of the line, self bailing equipment and discover the
Youghiogheny on your own. Don’t forget, you set the shuttle and bring the lunch.
Middle Yough Rafting in Ohiopyle State Park:
This is a mild section of river that is a float trip. We do Fully Guided, Guide Escorted or Rentals as well on this section.
Nine miles of pristine beauty all accessible by leisure paddling and relaxed floating.
This section of river is perfect for the young and old who really just want to spend
time splashing around, swimming and shooting the occasional rapid. This is a great
place for Mom to switch the guiding responsibilities to the kids while she works
on the tan. Dad can have his own inflatable kayak that he and the kids can jump
off and swim from. On a guided tour lunch is half way down the river on a scenic
beach tucked near the bike trail that runs parallel to the river. With adults in mind,
it is a great way to spend the day, but not considered a true whitewater trip.
Upper Yough Class V Rafting in Friendsville Maryland:
This is World Class Whitewater that's action packed.
Ten miles of steep, tight and technical whitewater that
will surely fulfill the most adventurous rafter’s
expectations. Beginning with a three mile class III
warm up the guide and the guest will get to know
one another’s abilities and expectations. After that
the river will start to drop in gradient of 118’ per mile
until you reach the miracle mile where the gradient
picks up to 211’ per mile. It’s non-stop continuous
class V whitewater action, with boulder choked rapids
that will test your brace and paddle stroke. Safety kayakers go along with each trip giving an
extra margin of error, which is usually not needed,
but always appreciated. The staff we have for the
Upper Yough is the best of the best and we pride
ourselves on our ability and athleticism. The owner of
the company still guides on this section of river to
ensure quality and standards that set the precedent
that is Ohiopyle Trading Post and River Tours.
Middle Yough Guided Fishing Trips:
You can fish with an Orvis Certified Guide or one of our River Guides. Either way you'll be in our comfortable specially designed rowing rigs.
Fishing the Youghiogheny river for world class trout is an amazing day. Our rigs are self bailing, easy to manage, with casting platforms, rod holders and swiveling seats. Our guides can match the hatch and astound you with their knowledge of trout and small mouth bass fishing.
Pedal Paddle Packages:
This is a full day of biking and boating on the Yough Trail then boating on the Middle Yough.
Reservations are required.
You begin with
a bike ride to Ramcat “Put-In” (nine miles upstream). There you
will exchange your bikes for boats and begin your raft ride
back to Ohiopyle. Pick up your bikes at 9 AM or 11AM at our
Outfitters Store, and be met at Ramcat to exchange equipment at approximately 11 AM or 1PM. This will allow you
about 90 minutes to ride to Ramcat and 4-6 hours to float
or paddle back to Ohiopyle. Call for more information or
to make your reservations.
Bike Rentals for Ohiopyle State Park and the Yough River Trail:
We have two bike rental facilities our outfitter store on Negley street and the Kickstand.
is across from the Train Station.
Here we have new bikes of all
styles, such as cruisers,
cruisers, comfort bikes, mountain bikes, tandems, tag-alongs, and pull carts for the kids. There are friendly people ready to help
rent or repair bikes. Before or after you bike, beat the summer
heat with a refreshing drink, smoothie, shake or scoops of famous Hershey ice cream.
Check Our Calendar for Discounts:
9:38 seconds This video features the first orientation given to all rental guests before getting their rental equipment. It features information on how to operate equipment on the river and what to do if you fall out of the raft. Our staff has a standard talk up to all our guests before putting on and this is a must watch for anyone who is interested in renting on the Youghiogheny River. More information can be viewed at Ohiopyle Raft Rental.
6:16 seconds This video features a typical day on the Middle Youghiogheny. This is a standard orientation given to all guests before putting on the Middle Section of the Yough. It will answer a lot of your questions and give you a great summary of your day.
4:05 seconds this video features the adventure of kayak clinics with our experienced instructors. This is a great video of our first time guests learning how to kayak and is a typical clinic we feature on the Middle Yough.