We were a group of 4 women in our 50’s and 60’s with hiking experience. Our guide Mike was very skilled and a pleasure to spend the day with. I would highly recommend doing a tour of the wonderful dessert and see places that would be far to difficult to experience without ropes and knowledged guides!
Discover the Pacific Northwest’s newest outdoor adventure
Experience the thrill of waterfall rappelling
Custom itineraries to fit your experience and interests
Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime! The sport of canyoneering is quickly taking off in the verdant, rugged and wet canyons of the Pacific Northwest. It’s not hard to see why – the thrill and exhilaration of rappelling under a waterfall is unmatched. These natural obstacle courses provide plenty of unique and fun challenges to overcome, which may include hiking, scrambling, wading, swimming and rappelling. Canyoneering may sound challenging, but with the support and guidance of a professional guide, canyoneering is a family-friendly adventure.
$199 per person | 8 hours | Snacks included
Tuition for the course is $199 per person*
*Minimum day rate of $398 for solo travelers if not joining another group
Meeting location will be provided in your pre-trip information packet.
We’ll meet outside of Seattle, Washington. Typically it’s a 30 to 60-minute drive, but we’ll let you know with plenty of time in advance.
July through September
Full day (8 hours)
If you have more than 8 people in your group, contact us about doing a private tour.
No previous experience required
This trip is suitable for beginners of all ages who enjoy an active, adventurous, and educational outdoor experience. Adult participants should be able to carry a pack weighing 10-20 pounds.
- Hiking: Easy hiking on well maintained trails
- Canyoneering: Easy hiking and scrambling using hands and feet for balance and support A rope may be used for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs
- Distances: Hike up to 2 miles
- Surfaces: Easy terrain
- Elevation Change: Little to none. Short sections of uphill travel.
- Hiking: Easy to moderate hiking
- Canyoneering: Easy to moderate hiking and scrambling using hands and feet for balance and support. A rope may be used for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs.
- Distances: Hike up to 3 miles
- Surfaces: Flat or rolling terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
- Elevation Change: Up to 600 ft/day
- Hiking: Moderate, off-trail hiking on rugged trails
- Canyoneering: Moderate, sustained, climbing and scrambling using hands and feet. A rope is required for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs
- Distances: Hike up to 6 miles
- Surfaces: Rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
- Elevation Change: Up to 1200 ft/day
- Hiking: Difficult, off-trail hiking on rugged, technical terrain
- Canyoneering: Difficult, sustained, climbing and scrambling using hands and feet. A rope is required for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs.
- Distances: Hike up to 10 miles
- Surfaces: Rugged, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
- Elevation Change: Up to 3000 ft/day
- Hiking: Very difficult, off-trail hiking on rugged, technical terrain
- Canyoneering: Very difficult, sustained, climbing and scrambling using hands and feet. A rope may be used for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs. May require advanced canyoneering techniques including guided rappels, multi-pitch rappels, complex ropework difficult pothole escapes, and advanced problem-solving and anchor building.
- Distances: Hike up to 14 miles
- Surfaces: Extremely rugged, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
- Elevation Change: Up to 4000 ft/day
- Expect to be around other hikers and travelers most of the time.
- Expect to have some solitude, as much as an hour at a time without seeing other groups.
- Expect several hours of solitude at a time.
- Expect to see no more than one or two groups on your trip.
- Expect to see no other hikers or travelers on your trip.
- Experienced and professional guides
- Canyoneering equipment
- Canyoneering and rappelling instruction
- Snacks and refreshments
- Federal land permit fees
- Safety equipment, including a team first-aid kit and satellite messenger
- A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, and informative as you’d like
- Travel Insurance
- Transportation to trailhead
- Gratuities or tips for instructors and guides
What to bring
- Layered clothing
- Comfortable, sturdy footwear
- Sun protection
- Small backpack
- Water bottles or bladder
- Headlamp or flashlight
A full packing list will be provided upon booking.
What Lies Ahead of You
Experience beautiful, seldom-visited landscapes of Washington’s wild side
Learn about the area’s history and geology from your welcoming guide
Learn about rappelling and test your limits with the support of a professional guide
Enjoy an energizing lunch and refreshments served with a magnificent alpine view
Explore the Dramatic North Cascades Mountain Range
A journey to the North Cascades mountains with Get In The Wild is a journey into soaring alpine peaks and mystifying solitude. Take a trip through charming foothills past cascading waterfalls and remote glaciers that span an area of 684,000 acres and find yourself at the pinnacle with views that only Mother Nature could provide.
The North Cascades mountains are the premier destination for alpine canyoneering in North America. Glimpse at our example itineraries below for tried and tested canyoneering adventures in a setting you won’t forget anytime soon.
We begin our adventure with a warm welcome from your experienced guide who will provide a brief overview of the canyoneering itinerary for the day. Characterized by jagged peaks, cascading waterfalls and wild and remote glaciers, the North Cascades offers some of the finest alpine canyoneering on the planet.
We’ll do a final check of gear and provisions and caravan by vehicle to the trailhead. Once there, we’ll have a short safety discussion and practice session before setting out on the day’s adventure.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. This particular adventure is designed for beginners. We’ll teach you the ropes at the beginning, and then let you put into practice all your new skills.
Wear clothes you can move in and don’t mind if they get “worn-in” by the canyons. Make sure to bring enough layers in case of cool temperatures. For your feet, comfortable medium-weight hiking shoes or boots work best. You definitely need closed-toed shoes (no Chacos!) that you’ve worn before and broken in well.
Entrance fees and snacks are included in the price.
We are happy to include healthy, nutritious and delicious snacks on all of our outings. We typically bring a nut mix and dried fruit along with us. We welcome you to bring some snacks of your own if you’ve got something specific you’d like.
Please note: we are happy to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, kosher, and gluten-free diets—just get in touch with us, and we’ll chat about your needs!
There is usually little to no signal where we tour. It’s the perfect time to unplug and truly enjoy nature! If you need to stay connected for a specific reason, please get in touch with us and we’ll work together to get it sorted.
Have more questions? Head to our FAQ page to read more!
Our guide Logan was great! He was patient with all if us as we scrambled, climbed, repelled. The area is gorgeous, what an amazing experience for our family! Thank you and highly recommend!
What an AMAZING experience! We had never done this before but Chris was so professional and reassuring. The scenery was beautiful and the decent into the canyon was something we’ll never forget. Thanks Chris for a big checkmark on our bucket list!!!