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Canyoneering Expedition

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Person rappelling a waterfall during a canyoneering trip in Asheville, NC.

Conquer the secret canyons of Western North Carolina. Hike, boulder-hop, and rappel waterfalls on a wilderness voyage like none other. Our canyoneering adventure will take you to places tourists and even most locals never find as we do a short hike in and set up rappelling gear to descend a stunning waterfall. On the way out, you'll have an opportunity to hop in the streams for a dip. Depending on water levels, our secret locations may include laid back waterslides or a more adrenaline-pumping plunge!

Trip Details

130.00
/pp
4-6 Hours
Moderate
12
+
Min. Age

Season

March 1 – November 1

Weight

Under 18 must be actively accompanied by a parent or guardian.

TAg-alongs

Allowed - $50.00/person

Class Rapids

Duration Info

Trip time varies.

Required to Wear

Closed-toe shoes with a secure backing (so they won’t fall off your feet).

Intensity

Age

Notes

  • Must be comfortable with rappelling.
  • 2-person minimum.

We Provide

Canyoneering

  • Bottle of water
  • Small backpack
  • All safety equipment
  • Bottle of water
  • Small backpack
  • All safety equipment

Please Bring

Canyoneering

  • Any medication that you may need immediate access to while on the trip (e.g., asthma inhaler, epipen or diabetic glucose).
  • Change of clothes and a towel to leave in the van.
  • For taking photos, a small waterproof/shockproof camera or disposable camera is best.
  • A “brown-bag” style lunch (i.e. a sandwich or wrap) and/or your favorite energy bar (i.e. Clif, Lara, or Rx bar) or trail mix.
  • Any medication that you may need immediate access to while on the trip (e.g., asthma inhaler, epipen or diabetic glucose).
  • Change of clothes and a towel to leave in the van.
  • For taking photos, a small waterproof/shockproof camera or disposable camera is best.
  • A “brown-bag” style lunch (i.e. a sandwich or wrap) and/or your favorite energy bar (i.e. Clif, Lara, or Rx bar) or trail mix.

Do Not Bring

  • Animals to the outpost, no exceptions.
  • Valuables or anything else that you would mind having lost, wet, or broken.
  • Canyoneering: Your cell phone is unlikely to work. We recommend not bringing it on the actual trip.
  • Hiking poles

Participation Requirements

Canyoneering

Weight

There is no weight min or max. Participants must fit a climbing harness with a waist measurement between 18-45″ and a leg measurement between 10-28″.

Physical Fitness

You are fit enough if you can comfortably walk 3 miles unassisted on a trail carrying a light pack, comfortably hike on uphill and downhill slopes, climb or descend 5 flights of stairs, and climb a ladder with ease. You must also be comfortable with heights.

Health and Medical Conditions

  • You cannot participate if you have an existing medical condition that could require urgent care (such as major heart problems or seizure disorders) or if you have a condition that could jeopardize your or another participant’s safety. 
  • We also do not recommend that you participate if you are pregnant or have significant musculoskeletal problems – please seek the advice of your physician before booking your trip. 
  • You cannot participate if you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any medication that could impair you in any way.

If you may require any fast-acting medications such as an EpiPen, diabetic glucose, or an asthma inhaler please bring them on your trip and inform your Guides.

Waiver

All guests are required to sign a waiver. You participate at your own risk.

Weight

There is no weight min or max. Participants must fit a climbing harness with a waist measurement between 18-45″ and a leg measurement between 10-28″.

Physical Fitness

You are fit enough if you can comfortably walk 3 miles unassisted on a trail carrying a light pack, comfortably hike on uphill and downhill slopes, climb or descend 5 flights of stairs, and climb a ladder with ease. You must also be comfortable with heights.

Health and Medical Conditions

  • You cannot participate if you have an existing medical condition that could require urgent care (such as major heart problems or seizure disorders) or if you have a condition that could jeopardize your or another participant’s safety. 
  • We also do not recommend that you participate if you are pregnant or have significant musculoskeletal problems – please seek the advice of your physician before booking your trip. 
  • You cannot participate if you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any medication that could impair you in any way.

If you may require any fast-acting medications such as an EpiPen, diabetic glucose, or an asthma inhaler please bring them on your trip and inform your Guides.

Waiver

All guests are required to sign a waiver. You participate at your own risk.

Meeting Locations

Please refer to your confirmation email for your scheduled times and locations.

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191 Lyman St #320, Asheville, NC 28801

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We Offer Group Reservations

Bringing a group to Asheville? French Broad Adventures caters to groups of all sizes.

Group Reservations

Amazing time our family enjoyed it so much!!!!! Tom was the best guide ever!!!!!! We will definitely be doing it again soon!!!!! The pictures they took of our family were the best. The ladies in the gift shop were so nice and friendly.

Pamela Burnette Fannin

Great customer service and so much fun! I look forward to coming year after year!

Maria Robelo-Monsalve

Great time - did the canyoneering, zipline and the whitewater. Many thanks to Ryan, Holly.’c Ariel, Juice and Ally

Ryan Crim

After going on their trip, I believe any other company would've been mediocre. Guides were knowledgeable and friendly, kids and adults would have the same fun. Great pricing. Can't say enough good things. Would give a 6 star rating if I could.

Nick Neborsky

We just finished our trip and it was excellent. We have gone numerous places throughout the US and this is the top by far! We had A.J. and Shawn as our guides and they did a great job. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and overall great guys. The facilities were nice, clean, organized, everyone was friendly and helpful, and there were no complaints whatsoever. Would highly recommend and will definitely be coming back!

Matt Hamel

This was our third trip with French Broad Adventures. They are very organized and safety conscious. We had a wonderful time and are already planning on next year.

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