Intermediate Level Whitewater Rafting

We have an adventure for you! 7.5 miles of continuous class III–IV whitewater. The most versatile stretch of whitewater on the east coast.

Fully Guided Tours

We guide you to the fun features and keep you off the rocks.

Fully Guided ToursLower Yough Fully Guided whitewater rafting trips are perfect for inexperienced rafters, minors and timid folks looking for adventure. Many experienced rafters prefer having a guide in the boat too. Our expert OTP guide teaches you paddle techniques, calls out the strokes and steers the raft. The guides are there to share their knowledge and love of the river. You also learn a little about the natural history and local stories of the area while navigating the best lines through the rapids.

This is one of our most popular services for Ohiopyle Rafting. Designed for those people who want maximum adventure without maximum risk. Our guide training exceeds industry standards as well as Pennsylvania state requirements. To be a guide with us you have to pass our rigorous training requirements, have current first aid and CPR certifications as well as being a friendly, courteous and competent person. We take pride in having an outstanding guide staff.

Ohiopyle Whitewater Rafting Fully Guided Tours


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Trip rates per person do not include $5.10 per person Park Fee - Applicable on all guided trips. Group rates start at 10 people. Call 724-329-1450 for details. Scouts get a 10% discount!

Trip check-in times: | 9:30 AM | 11:30 AM | 1:30 PM | 3:30 PM

Guide Escorted Rafting

You and your friends or family guide and paddle your own boat and we show you the way on continuous Class III whitewater.

Guide Escorted RaftingGuide Escorted trips are exciting for experienced rafters and athletic folks with a gung-ho attitude. This is where you captain the raft but we drive the trip. We pull the trip over above every major rapid and give you a briefing. While the briefing is occurring we are setting up safety at strategic locations in each rapid to give assistance if needed. We guide you through the rapid with hand signals and safety kayakers. Remember, a guide is not in your raft. You are the captain and crew. This is a popular option for thrill seekers and more experienced rafters.

Our expert guides are in rafts and kayaks to escort your trip. If someone in your raft has an out of boat experience, it is necessary to pull those people back into your raft. Our river staff also position themselves in the rapids if you need more assistance. Our seasoned guides give you instruction in boat handling and offer verbal plans on navigating the best line through each major rapid. Your ability to run the best line is up to you and your crew.

Ohiopyle Whitewater Rafting Guide Escorted Rafting


Monday - Friday:


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There is a $10.00 additional charge to upgrade to a shredder or ducky.

Scouts receive a 10% discount. Add $8.00 per Merit Badge.

Limitations on times and space.

Trip rates per person do not include $5.10 per person Park Fee - Applicable on all guided trips. Group rates start at 10 people. Call 724-329-1450 for details. Scouts get a 10% discount!

Trip check-in times: | 11:30 AM

Snacks are provided with this trip.

Raft Rentals

Raft RentalsThe very best equipment on the Yough.

Ohiopyle Trading Post and River Tours has all new blue rafts, duckies, and shredders. We maintain our fleet and everything is self bailing. Our livery is the best in Ohiopyle.

What to Expect

  • General information and requirements:

    Minimum Age 12
    Walk-Ins are welcome if we have space.
    Book early to ensure desired date.
    Bring sunscreen, eyeglass retaining straps, wear swimsuits and shorts.
    Let us know about allergies or medical conditions.
    We cannot be responsible for personal items like cameras or wallets. (We sell waterproof cameras).
    River running has inherent dangers and risks. You will be required to assume risk, and to sign a waiver of liability release form.

  • What should I bring?

    Extra set of glasses for drivers?
    Nylon or old shorts, no jeans or sweat pants.
    Water shoes, strap on sandals, old tennis shoes.
    Dry clothes and towel for after the river (Leave these in your car).
    Reservations are complete, everyone has paid?
    Sunglasses, sunscreen, glasses strap.
    Camping or lodging reservations have been made and confirmed?
    All drivers know where to meet the rest of the group and where to check in?
    Parental permission slips are signed by parent or legal guardian for those under 18 not accompanied by parents. Bring forms along-DO NOT EMAIL.
    The trip time is clear to everyone. Be dressed and ready. Allow an extra 20 minutes if you intend to rent wet suits. We cannot hold the trip for latecomers. If you get lost, call our number and we will do our best to help. No refunds for missed trips!
    River running has inherent dangers. Everyone must sign a liability release form, (minors must have release signed by parent or legal guardian).
    Ready to have fun?

  • What will my day be like?

    The trip takes 3-5 hours (depending on water levels). Snacks are provided on the 11:30am Guide Escorted trip.We recommend that if you are a beginner rafter, under 18, or timid, that you take this fully guided trip. Even experienced rafters appreciate a guide's skill and boat handling abilities. If you need more of a thrill after this you should check out the Upper Yough.

  • Who are my guides?

    Our Guide Staff members are whitewater athletes. We employ and train some of the best staff the industry has to offer. Our dedication to safety is paramount. Ohiopyle Trading Post staff members are highly trained in swiftwater rescue, rope skills, first aid, CPR, river etiquette, kayaking, rafting and team work. Although styled runs through the rapids hitting every wave is our goal, "Out of Boat Experiences" do occur. That is when you get to see our rescue skills in action. Meet our guides.

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