Whitewater Rafting in Ohiopyle

Book an Ohiopyle Rafting Adventure

Challenge yourself with some of the best whitewater rafting in Pennsylvania! Fully-guided and guide-escorted rafting tours are available on the Youghiogheny River's Class I through Class IV waters in Ohiopyle.

Outfitters for Your Ohiopyle Rafting Adventure:

White Water Adventurers

724.329.8850

Laurel Highlands River Tours

724.329.8531

Ohiopyle Trading Post

724.329.1450

Wilderness Voyageurs

877.900.8348

Conquer the Yough

Whitewater Rafting

Ohiopyle is known for the fast-flowing Youghiogheny River, which attracts whitewater boaters from spring to early fall. With Class III and IV rapids, the seven-and-a-half-mile Lower Yough is the busiest section of whitewater east of the Mississippi River and perfect for adventurers looking to challenge themselves.

Experienced outfitters like Laurel Highlands River ToursOhiopyle Trading Post and River Tours, White Water Adventurers and Wilderness Voyageurs can prepare you to tackle the Lower Yough with guides and equipment that match your experience. Seasoned experts will outfit you for the trip, lead you down the river and make your whitewater rafting adventure in the Laurel Highlands a success!

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing OhiopyleSeveral of the Ohiopyle outfitters can teach beginners the basics of rock climbing and offer courses for advanced climbers. Rock climbing guides can show you all you need to know about the basics, from climbing knots to rappelling techniques. All the equipment you need is included in the trip! Book your rock climbing adventure today! 

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

SUP Paddleboarding

Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is a new, fun way to enjoy the water. With more mobility, a short learning curve and more freedom, you’ll be paddling down the river in no time. Beginners start on the flat water and intermediate paddlers can tackle the Middle Yough's Class II rapids.

Kayaking and Canoeing

Kayaking in the Laurel Highlands

Show off your kayaking skills with some of the best kayak instruction programs in Pennsylvania at any of the Ohiopyle outfitters with programs designed for every level of experience. Once you feel comfortable, take on the Lower Yough's Class III and IV rapids and get the adrenaline rush you're chasing.

Pedal and Paddle

Whitewater Rafting Laurel Highlands

Spend your day biking and rafting with a Pedal and Paddle package! Pedal nine miles upstream and exchange your bicycles for boats so you can float and paddle back to Ohiopyle. All logistics are handled by Ohiopyle Trading Post and River Tours, making this a worry-free, exhilarating day of fun.

Biking

Ohiopyle Biking in the Laurel Highlands

Bring your bike, or rent one from any of the Ohiopyle outfitters, and hop on the Great Allegheny Passage at the Ohiopyle Trail Head. Pedal east along the banks of the Youghiogheny River for the scenic 11-mile ride to Confluence, or bike a smaller section with the whole family. Enjoy stops along the way before biking back to Ohiopyle, or ask your outfitter to pick you up!

Places to Eat

Falls City Restaurant & Pub

Falls City Pub Ohiopyle, PA

Whitewater rafting is hard work. Reward yourself with some great food and an extensive microbrew list at Falls City Restaurant and Pub, located in the heart of Ohiopyle! Enjoy entertainment, special events and live music throughout the summer with a frosty glass of your favorite beer.

Ohiopyle House Café

Ohiopyle House Cafe

With over 50 craft beers, frozen margaritas, apple pie moonshine and fruit-infused spirits, Ohiopyle House Café is the perfect stop after a long day on the trail or the river. Enjoy local produce in the tavern or on the deck.

Places to Stay

Ohiopyle Guest Houses

Ohiopyle Guest House

Stay within walking distance of whitewater rafting excitement in one of the Ohiopyle Guest Houses. Reserve an entire home that can accommodate 8 to 12 people or a single room for your next whitewater rafting trip.

Trillium Lodge

Trillium Lodge Ohiopyle

At the Trillium Lodge, guests enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the Laurel Highlands, including Laurel Ridge, Chestnut Ridge and the adjacent Ohiopyle State Park. The lodge, located four miles from the park, is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway! 

Yough Plaza Motel

Yough Plaza Motel Ohiopyle

Conveniently located in Ohiopyle, the Yough Plaza Motel includes 10 standard rooms, as well as four suites that sleep six people with a full kitchen and living area. The motel is within walking distance of restaurants, the Ferncliff Peninsula, bike rentals, rafting trips and more. 

Yough Lake Campground

Yough Lake Campground Cabin

Located on the Youghiogheny River Lake in Confluence, Yough Lake Campground features a wide variety of sites from walk-in tent sites to one room cabins. The campground is a perfect place for boating enthusiasts to stay, it is only a 20-minute drive from downtown Ohiopyle.

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