Big Bradley Waterfall Rappel

Activity = Moderate/Full
Adrenaline = Full On!
Experience = Some/Hell Yeah!

$129 (Ages 15+)

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Join us for an exhilarating 200ft waterfall rappel at Big Bradley with Green River Adventures. Experience a 4-hour journey, including a 2-mile hike, rappel training, and a descent down the majestic waterfall. Perfect for active adventurers. Book your unforgettable experience now!

AGES: 15 and up.
Weight Restriction: 90 to 275 lbs

Description: The Big Bradley 200ft Waterfall Rappel is a thrill you won’t get anywhere else. Practice your rappelling skills on a 30 ft vertical rock face before your descent next to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the region. Be prepared to get wet, the splash from the falls is just part of the experience. And remember to keep your eyes peeled for the abundant salamanders clinging to the wall.

***Combine with the Waterfall Trek for a full-day Canyoneering Experience ($189, lunch included). Click HERE TO BOOK ONLINE!

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Trip Details
What to Expect
Trip Details

Trip Details

If this trip isn’t on your bucket list, it should be. Our rappel program is reviewed by American Mountain Guide Association certified facilitators and meets industry standards. Participants hike 0.8 miles to the top of the waterfall, where your guides will orient you to your harness and gear and teach you the techniques of rappelling. When you’ve mastered your rappel device, muster your courage on a 30ft vertical wall before descending the 200ft Waterfall Rappel.

(A light snack and water are provided on the trip.)

This is a high-adventure, wilderness experience that requires active participation. This trip is not recommended for some older adults, or participants with health conditions that may require immediate attention. Participants are required to climb the 30ft vertical wall multiple times with assistance from the rope. If you are excited to try Waterfall Rappelling, but aren’t sure if Big Bradley is right for you, we highly recommend trying our Little Bradley Waterfall Rappel first.

***Slippery Rocks! We rent and sell Astral Brewers, amphibious footwear with sticky rubber soles, which gives participants a significant traction advantage and will enhance your experience.

Looking for a full-day canyoneering experience? The Big Bradley Waterfall Rappel is commonly combined with the Waterfall Trek ($189, lunch from The Purple Onion Cafe included). Participants will Rappel first, eat lunch at the base of the Big Bradley Falls, and then continue on the Waterfall Trek to complete the day. Call to reserve this combination package!

***Reservations are required. Private Trips/Large Groups: contact us directly for customized experiences.

Distance/Duration: 2-miles of hiking, 4-hour total trip time.

Schedule: The Big Bradley Waterfall Rappel is pre-scheduled in the morning at 8am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Check here for available times and dates.

***Don’t see a trip time or date that suits your group? We may still have availability when booking by phone: 828-749-2800.

Recommended for: Active, adventurous individuals looking for a rewarding challenge; Experienced rappellers.

What to Expect

What to Expect – Rappels / Hikes

Planning and preparing for your arrival:

Check out the weather. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

Be ready to get wet! Every Green River Adventure encounters water. We supply long-sleeve neoprene tops and nylon splash pants for participants.

Footwear: Slippery rocks! We recommend closed-toe, amphibious shoes with sticky-rubber tread. Canyoneering shoes (Astral Brewer) are available for rent for $10.

Arrive 15 minutes early to allow for check in, orientation, and changing.

Early morning? We’ve got hot coffee waiting for you! If not, the river will wake you up:)

When you arrive:

Parking in Saluda is tight. GRA has limited space. There are also long-term public lots. If our lot is full, ask a staff member and we’ll be happy to advise.

Check in at the front desk.

Each individual in your group is required to fill out a Participant Agreement Form. Minors not accompanied by a parent/guardian? Click here to download, have it filled out prior to arrival, and bring with you.

Get “ADVENTURE READY”– Most items are available in our retail store.

  • Get changed. *We recommend long pants for rappels.
  • Sunscreen – apply before your trip.
  • Hats – your hat can fit under a helmet. We don’t recommend wearing full-brimmed hats.
  • Sunglasses – retainers are recommended.
  • Cell phones, wallets, keys, valuables – use your car as a locker for valuables and leave your keys at the front desk.

Hang out in our gear room where your guide will greet you at the trip time.

If you have an EPI Pen or fast acting medication please let your guide know and we’ll be happy to carry it in our dry bag.

On your trip:

“Don’t bring anything you aren’t willing to donate to the river.” – GRA Proverb

  • Your guide will be taking photos along the way. Smile!
  • Water/Drinks – Your guides will have water for you. Participants may bring their own water bottles, too.
  • Snacks – chewy bars are provided on our wilderness trips (Trek, Rappels, Hikes)
After your trip:
  • Changing rooms are available in our outpost.
  • Once you’re dry, check out your Trip Photos on the big screen. In a hurry? You can view and purchase your trip photos online at
  • Hang out and have a beer! And don’t forget to check out the adorable town of Saluda… See you again, soon!

Participant Requirements, Cancellation, and Weather Policies



  • Guests are expected to arrive 15 minutes prior to trip time.  If you are running late, we will do our best to accommodate you on another trip that same day, given availability.  No refunds will be issued to late arrivals – if you fail to show up for your trip on time, we still incur the same costs and may have turned others away.
  • All guests are required to sign a waiver.
  • If under 18: a parent or guardian must also sign the waiver.
  • If under 13: the participant must be actively accompanied by an adult on the tour.
  • All guests are required to have closed-toe shoes appropriate for the activity. Shoes are available for rent at check-in.
  • All reservations are charged in full at the time of booking.  If you need to cancel or modify your reservation, you are required to notify us 72 hours / 3 days prior to your scheduled tour.  Cancellations or modifications made within 72 hours / 3 days of tour are not eligible for refund.
  • Reservations are considered final 72 hours / 3 days prior to your scheduled tour, and are not eligible for a refund or rescheduling.

Green River Adventures’ trips run regardless of weather conditions, with the exception of weather or water conditions deemed dangerous by  Green River Adventures.  Passing thunderstorms are common in the summer, but rarely result in cancelled or delayed trips.  At our discretion, we may delay or postpone a trip in order to avoid passing thunderstorms.  In the event a trip is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.



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