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Upper Yough Rafting in Friendsville Maryland. Whitewater Classic is Ohiopyle Trading Post featuring Class V Whitewater Rafting.

Upper Yough Rafting is World Class Whitewater

Upper Yough Rafting is the best steep, technical continuous whitewater on the East Coast. It runs all summer long. If you want action this is it.

The Upper Youghiogheny river is a continuous, steep, technical section of thrilling whitewater in Friendsville Maryland. We meet you in Friendsville or shuttle you from Ohiopyle. The section of river we raft is eleven miles long and has five major Class V rapids that are back to back. The river drops in gradient at 118' per mile. The steepest section is the Miracle Mile which drops at 211' per mile. This is World Class Whitewater. Our expert guides command smaller four person crafts with skill, timing and precision to navigate the endless rapids. This is an awesome raft ride that will meet and exceed your expectations. The Upper Youghgiogheny river is a dam controlled river that is only able to be rafted during natural flows in the spring rainy season or on a release of water from the dam. This is a unique factor about the river so scheduling your trip is a must.

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Upper Yough Rafting Rates and Booking Information:

All Upper Trips are subject to 4.5% Maryland amusement tax
Monday and Friday
$120 per person
Saturday and Holidays
$160 per person

Payment in full is due upon reservations. Cancellations received 21 days or more prior to your trip will be charged a 10% booking fee. No refunds for cancellations received within 21 days of the trip (however they are transferable).

Check in times vary during the season and you have the option to meet us in Ohiopyle or in Friendsville Maryland.

April and May trip check in times: Ohiopyle PA. at 11:00 AM or Friendsville MD. at 12:00 PM on the release dates.

June, July and August check in times: Ohiopyle PA. at 12:00 PM (noon) or Friendsville MD. at 1:00 PM on the release dates.

September and October trip check in times: Ohiopyle PA. at 11:00 AM or Friendsville MD. at 12:00 PM on the release dates.

Ohiopyle Trading Post and River Tours Guide Escorted Lower Yough Rafting

Information about Upper Yough Rafting:

Lunch and shuttles to and from the river are included on every Upper Yough rafting trip. If you have vegetarian concerns lets us know and we can pack appropriately.

  • 118'+ vertical drop per mile on a Maryland wild and scenic river.
  • 14 class IV and 6 class V rapids back to back!
  • You have an expert guide in your self-bailing raft.
  • Just off I-68 30 miles west of Morgantown WV.
  • Whitewater Rafting only 25 minutes from Ohiopyle.
  • Whitewater Rafting only 15 minutes from Deep Creek Lake.
  • The Upper Yough is world famous!!!
  • Dam release guaranteed class V whitewater all summer long!
  • Three guests and one guide per raft (minimum group size is 3).
  • Book early to ensure desired date.
  • Price includes transportation from Ohiopyle to Sang Run Maryland.
  • Let us know about allergies or medical conditions.
  • Deep Creek Lake rafting guests can meet us in Friendsville 15 minutes from Deep Creek Lake.
  • Wetsuits available.
  • 16 is the minimum age.

Things to Bring:

  • Swimsuit
  • Extra set of glasses for drivers?
  • Nylon or old shorts, no jeans or sweat pants.
  • Water shoes, 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?
Ohiopyle Trading Post and River Tours Guide Escorted Rafting on the Lower Youghiogheny

Rafting Waiver:

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Everyone must complete and submit a waiver before rafting. All Minors must have and present a release or signed by their parents or legal guardians.

Ohiopyle Trading Post and River Tours has Expert River Guides

Upper Youghiogheny River difficulty is Class V

The trip takes 3-5 hours depending on water levels. Because the river is tight and technical we use smaller more maneuverable boats. We recommend that if you are a beginning rafter, have no boat handling experience, under the age of 18, or timid, you should take a Fully Guided Trip on the Lower Yough first.


Give us a call if you have any questions. We have great friendly staff ready to help.


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