$67 (Adult = ages 10+)
*Group rates starting at 10 participants
AGES: 10 and up.
Description: Often described as an “amphibious hiking adventure”, our guided Waterfall Trek combines rappelling, canyoning, swimming, sliding, hiking, boulder-hopping, waterfalls, and spectacular wilderness. Sound awesome? This is one of our guides’ favorite adventures.
***Combine with a Waterfall Rappel for a full-day Canyoneering Experience ($159, lunch included).
The “Trek” starts with a 0.75-mile hike to the top of Big Bradley Falls before rappelling a 30ft vertical wall to access the Cove Creek Gorge below. From there, enjoy an amphibious hike through the creek bed as you encounter obstacles and opportunities including waterfall jumps, rope-assisted passages, rock slides, log crossings, old-growth forests, and wildlife. Take the easy route, or follow the path of the water. This unique adventure offers a variety of challenges for a variety comfort levels, making it the perfect activity for a families, groups, and friends. Finish your Trek with a hike through the historical fields of Walcott Bottoms in the Green River Game Lands. This is a guide-favorite adventure, and we think you’ll agree.
This is a high-adventure, wilderness experience that requires active participation and some level of physical fitness. This trip is not recommended for some older adults, or 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.
Looking for a Full-Day Canyoneering Experience? The Waterfall Trek is commonly combined with the Little Bradley or Big Bradley Waterfall Rappel ($159, lunch from The Purple Onion Cafe included). Participants will Rappel first, eat lunch, 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: 4.5 miles, 4.5 hours total trip time.
Schedule: The Waterfall Trek is pre-scheduled in the afternoons at 12:30pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Check here for available times and dates.
Recommended for: Active, adventurous individuals; Families; 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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