Thrill Seekers: Waterfall Rappel

Outfitters in the Green River area of North Carolina (southeast of Asheville) have upped the adrenaline level of rappelling by throwing in a waterfall and a 200-foot drop.

The thrill of achievement isn’t the only reward in this adventure. Adventurers trek to pristine natural areas that are not frequented by crowds and the rappel offers up close views of waterfalls and the flora and fauna that call them home.

Like some of the other activities that made our 2021 Thrill Seeker list, this is a multi-sport adventure that requires up to 2 miles of hiking and active participation. Age and weight restrictions apply. Some outfitters will allow ages 12+ and accommodate friends and family who want to tag along (additional charges apply).

waterfall rappel and canyoneering in North Carolina

This waterfall rappelling experience is a top thrill seeker adventure for 2021.

Thrill-O-Meter – 10

  • Ages: 15+
  • Where: Saluda, NC
  • When: Year-round
  • Cost: About $170
  • Outfitter: Green River Adventures

Know Before You Go

Pre-book your adventure as trips currently depart at 8 am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. You’ll get wet, so bring a change of clothes for later. Outfitters rent and sell specialized footwear that offers better wet traction. Most trips include lunch, but bring your water bottle.

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