Enjoy a gentle trip on the easy going section of the Youghiogheny with your crew! The Middle Yough is a gentle Class I-II stretch of river running from Confluence, PA to Ohiopyle PA. Because this is an easy-going stretch of the river, Wilderness Voyageurs rents rafts, inflatable kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, SUPs, and Shredders for a DIY adventure experience! This trip is made for grabbing your friends or family, packing a good lunch, and enjoying 3-5 hours of prime scenery. And as an added pro-tip: You can even bring along your own fishing pole to cast a line!
As part of your rental, you will be shuttled to the Ramcat Launch area just downstream from Confluence and all necessary equipment is included. You will paddle downstream to Ohiopyle and once on shore, take a short walk back to the Wilderness Voyageurs’ base. Bring your fishing rods, water guns, lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses and get ready to have some awesome fun!
The Middle Yough river section is a calm, easy going stretch of river at normal water levels. Because of this, no prior experience is needed to rent a raft paddle down from Confluence to Ohiopyle.
As a reminder – Although paddling is required, this IS NOT a whitewater trip. For a whitewater rafting experience explore our Lower Yough Rafting Trips.
Various raft rental types of boats are available for rent. Your choices include:
** All required equipment is provided as part of the rental: paddles, lifejackets, and helmets
On the Middle Yough only, experienced paddlers may rent canoes or sit-on-top kayaks. Because of the increased difficulty of steering canoes and kayaks on moving water versus inflatable rafts, we recommend prior paddling experience for anyone renting a canoe or sit-on-top kayak. This is a nine mile journey so we recommend that if you are renting a SUP you should plan on trading off with others in your group through out the day.
Wilderness Voyageurs reserves the right to cancel any raft rentals if the water level rises due to weather, of course, for the safety of rental guests.
Trip Time - Hours
Varies per water levels & trip size.
9:30 | 11:30
April - November (depending on water levels)
Quick Dry Clothing
Shoes (not flip flops)
Wetsuits are available to rent (spring & fall)
Inflatable Kayak Single
Double inflatable Kayak
Single Inflatable Kayak
Double Inflatable Kayak