Approximately how long does it take to raft the 3 mile trip down the Merced River?
You determine how long you want to be on the water. Expect to spend 2 to 3 hours, if you want to enjoy it at a leisurely pace and to stop a few times.
Timing also depends on the speed of the water flow (cubic feet per second) When rafting opened on Friday, the river at the Pohono Bridge was about 2,500 cfs; at noon today it was about 1,500 cfs.
Here is one 2 hour review, July 2016: tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g61000-d4899…