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Whitewater & Waterfalls

Half-Day Rafting + Full-Day Canyoneering

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20.60
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Woman at top of waterfall ready to repel down canyon

This special includes the best of both water adventures for those ready to do more than one trip! Day one will be a canyoneering trip in an amazing canyon deep in Pisgah National Forest. The second day you will continue the fun with our signature half-day whitewater adventure.

Trip Details

185.40
/pp
2 Days
Moderate
12

Season

March 1st – November 1st; Reservations required.

Age

Minimum age for canyoneering is 12. Under 18 must be actively accompanied by parent or guardian.

TAg-alongs

Allowed - $50.00/person

Class Rapids

II-IV

Duration Info

This trip is split into two days, 1 trip each day. Be sure to review your confirmation email for directions.

Required to Wear

Rafting: shoes that won’t come off in the water (i.e. sandals with a strap on the back, water shoes, or old tennis shoes).

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

Intensity

weight

Notes

We provide



Canyoneering

  • Water Shoes - We supply Astral water shoes for maximum performance. On check out, note your shoe size (whole size, not half).
  • Rappelling Gloves - On check out, note: S, M, L, XL
  • Small bottle of water
  • Small backpack
  • All safety equipment

Rafting

For Whitewater Trips:
  • Raft gear
  • PFD
  • Helmet
  • Paddle
  • Raft
  • Guide
  • Splash gear (if requested)
  • Beverages (water, lemonade)
  • Snacks (nutrition bars, crackers)
For Calm Water Trips:
  • Raft (minimum 4 people required)
  • Single Duckie
  • Splash gear (if needed)

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.
  • Extra water. If you feel the need for more than 8fl oz of water, please bring your own water bottle.

Rafting

If you forget these items we have many of them for sale in our store.

  • Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Strap for glasses
  • Towel
  • Change of dry clothing (for after the trip)

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″.

Age

Minimum age of 12. Any participant under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Rafting

Physical Fitness

Participants should feel comfortable sitting for an extended time in the boat and be able to paddle and assist in their own rescue if possible.

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 in whitewater rafting if you are pregnant or have significant musculoskeletal problems – please seek the advice of your physician before booking your trip. 
  • Calm water rafting trips are suitable for pregnant persons.
  • 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

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

Our half-day whitewater rafting trip lasts 3-4 hours depending on the river level and includes a stop for water or lemonade by the river about half way through the trip. After a short 10-minute bus ride, we'll arrive at the put-in for the trip in Barnard, NC. Along the way, our expert guides will navigate you as you paddle through a series of Class II and III rapids in between calmer sections where you can relax and admire the scenery and wildlife of the Pisgah National Forest. At the end of the trip, after covering 5 miles of the river, we'll arrive at the Stackhouse takeout, where we will complete the trip and return to the outpost.

Meeting Locations

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

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12 Good Adventures Ln, Marshall, NC 28753

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We Offer Group Reservations

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

Group Reservations

Mitch & Michael are always great taking care of our group before we get there and the guides do a 5-star job taking care of us once we arrive. This go round was guided by Jonah & Timmy. 10/10 recommend!

Jacob Lambert

My family of 4 had an absolutely amazing time both rafting and ziplining for 2 days! Calvin was our river guide - full of knowledge and fun. Next time we are ready for the 9 mi. rafting trip! We had never ziplined before, Cara and Becca were awesome guides - a lot of fun and laughs - we were in great hands. Will be back, and will recommend French Broad Adventures to everyone!! Wish we could give more than 5 stars!

Kara Headrick Beard

This company is amazing!!! Not much else to say really because every review says that, but I wanted to write a review because JUSTIN was the best raft guide ever and made it so much fun!!! He made jokes and told us history, but most importantly we knew we were safe in his hands! Make sure you say YES when he asks 'do you want to try something exciting?' It was my first time so we did the 5 miles, but honestly I wish I did the 9 mile instead! And the lunch is a delicious HOT meal in a great location!

Robin Furmanski

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

We went on the short trip that included lunch for a very reasonable price. This was our first trip and it was amazing. The scenery was beautiful, and our guide was informative, professional, and a lot of fun! We learned a lot about the landmarks and homes you see along the river. We look forward to bringing our children next year. I would highly recommend this company to my family and friends.

Karen

The guides are so knowledgeable, the area is rustic and the river has so much beauty. We were novice rafters and the 2 & 3 rapids were just the right level of exciting!! A great value for the length of the trip downriver too.

Ann Pieta