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Upper Yough Trip


Arrange a carpool with instructor or other students, Meet in Friendsville, MD, shuttle vehicles and gear to Put in, paddle an amazing river with an expert guide, enjoy beer at take out.

Location: Friendsville, MD
  • Ages 14 – Adult years
  • May-September
  • $120

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The Upper Yough is 10 miles of exceptional class lV river that brings people in from all over the world to paddle the amazing whitewater this river offers.  The Upper Yough is a hotbed for the development of paddling skills.  It offers some of the most technical kayaking you’ll find anywhere, and our expert guides know all the secrets.  One of the rapids on this river is named after Tom McEwan, Tommy’s hole, if you want to know why, you’ll have to ask him.

What makes this river so amazing is that you can choose between class lV lines and the harder class V lines. Pick and choose what you’re ready for. What your guide will do for you is not only show you the lines down the river, but help you work on your paddling technique. We have shown countless first timers down this run, do you think you’re ready to tackle the Upper Yough?

Check out our Upper Yough training program to help get you there faster!