Upper Yough Expeditions

Class V Whitewater Rafting in Friendsville, MD

Welcome to White Water Nirvana

The Youghiogheny River springs from the 3,000-foot ridges of the Allegheny Plateau in Western Maryland. For 11 miles, the upper section of this pristine river offers a true wilderness experience as it cascades through a lush hemlock forest teeming with wildflowers and wildlife, and the most amazing whitewater you will find East of the Mississippi.  This is the legendary Upper Yough… pronounced Yock.

Upper Yough Rafting Trip

Our Premier Trip • 5 hours • from $110

We are glad you have found one of the most glorious Class V whitewater runs in the Eastern United States- The Upper Yough.  The Upper Yough is 11 miles of heart pounding whitewater complete with twists, squeezes and lots of shoots and drops.  In addition to the whitewater, the scenery will knock your socks off.  The Upper is a one of a kind treasure and we invite you to come experience it with Upper Yough Expeditions.  Spots are limited- book your trip today!


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Your Experience

You haven’t felt anything like rafting the Upper Yough River. As your trip begins, the water is calm and tranquil. Don’t let it fool you! Almost immediately your trip heats up with some Class III rapids. These challenging rapids are just a warmup for what’s to come with rafting in Maryland.

Our guides help foster a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderie, which is necessary to navigate the increasingly difficult rapids. After working through the river’s famous rafting landmarks such as Split Decision and Fat Man’s Squeeze, you’re thrust headlong into the Class V rapids at Bastard Falls. A truly exceptional Upper Yough rafting experience awaits!

Upper Yough Expeditions
Phone (800) 248-1893
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PO Box 158
Friendsville, MD 21531

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