$49 (Ages 5+)
*Group rates starting at 8 participants
Ages: 5 and up (exceptions made in certain cases)
Description: Feel like spending the day with your family at a gorgeous swimming hole, but don’t know where to go? Let us handle all of the headaches so you can relax and enjoy your vacation. A 1.5-mile hike on easy trails through historic Game Lands will take you to an undisclosed location where you can explore waterfall veils, jump off rocks, slides, and swimming areas that offer adventure for all ages. Your guide will lead the way!
Perfect for the entire family, the Classic Swimming Hole Hike is, well… the “classic” Blue Ridge Mountain experience. Separate yourself from the crowds, but don’t wear yourself out doing it. A 1.5-mile, easy-moderate hike will take you to your swimming destination featuring unique water features that can’t be found at a water park. The more adventurous you are, the more there is to explore.
This experience takes you into a wilderness area. This trip is not recommended participants with health conditions that may require immediate attention.
***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.
A light snack and water are provided on the trip. Add a catered lunch from The Purple Onion Café for a picnic by the river.
***Reservations are required. Private Trips/Large Groups: contact us directly for customized experiences.
Distance/Duration: 3 miles total easy hike, 4-hour total trip time.
Schedule: The Classic Swimming Hole Hike is pre-scheduled in the afternoons at 1:00pm on Mondays and Fridays. Check here for available times and dates.
Recommended for: Families with kids; groups with a wide range of physical fitness; multi-generational groups; Boy Scouts; School/Youth groups.
Contact us directly for customized experiences.
We may still have availability when booking by phone.
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:)
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.
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.
“Don’t bring anything you aren’t willing to donate to the river.” – GRA Proverb
GUIDED HIKES AND RAPPELS—PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS:
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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