Truckee River rafting trip time is approx. 3 1/2 hours, including the short shuttle to the river and back. Clients are transported from our meeting location in Truckee, to the put-in site 7 miles east of Truckee on the Little Truckee River near the old Boca town site. Before embarking on your Truckee River rafting trip, life jackets and paddles will be provided and a safety talk will be given. Each whitewater raft will be under the control of a professional river guide who will call out commands and help steer. Early in the rafting trip, maneuvering and paddling skills will be explained and practiced. The Truckee River west of Reno passes through the High Sierra desert, with cottonwoods lining the banks. Though the river parallels I80, the road is out of site and hearing. Above the rapid "Bronco", it will be possible for the more timid passenger to disembark and hike from here to the take-out at Floriston. Most will opt to run the most exciting rapids on this Truckee River rafting trip. At the take-out point, the equipment will be loaded while refreshments are served and we then return to our meeting location in Truckee. What is needed for your Truckee River Rafting Trip: During normal summer rafting conditions, previous experience and swimming ability are not required, and no special attire is needed. Swim suits with fast drying shorts and shirts are recommended and footwear should be sneakers (that will get wet) or sturdy sandals (not slip-on's). Any hats and glasses are best attached with a strap, though we provide helmets on this trip. Leave expensive cameras and any other valuables locked in your car. Waterproof, disposable cameras are fine, but professional photographers are usually present at the last rapid.