NC Outdoor Adventures, Bakersville

Must see · Canyoning / Rapelling Tour · Climbing Tour
Based out of the Blue Ridge mountains in Western North Carolina, NCOA offers over 21 different trips including; tubing, rafting, whitewater kayak instruction, climbing, rappelling, waterfall rappelling, hiking, camping, youth programs, wild edible plant walkabouts plus alpine climbing instruction during the winter months. This diversity in trip offerings makes our family owned company the perfect choice for many families, couples, adventurers, and scouting groups.

Outside of these daily trips, NC Outdoor Adventures also has a strong climbing education program taught by certified climbing instructors including courses on transitioning from the gym to the crag, sport leading, traditional leading, multi-pitch instruction, self- rescue and top rope ice climbing during the winter months.

"Get outside, with us" - Scott and Christy Thrift

NCOA is a certified insured guide company providing unique experiences in:

-rock and ice climbing

-rappelling (waterfall rappelling in Summer and early Fall)

-hiking and backpacking

-snow schools

-rescue classes

-boating (funyak, canoe, kayak)


Our Goal is to provide a safe environment for ALL who strive to test their limits and explore the world around them. Our objective is to create fun and informative events. We feel it is important to not only offer people new experiences but to dig deeper and teach them about the preservation and history of these areas!
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  • We took our family and had a blast. Temperature dropped and the kids were getting cold so I called and they came out and extracted us all before the trip was over and it made all the difference in...  more »
  • Amazing experience. Glad we were able to go through a small, family owned company. Loved the low key/stress free vibe of it all. No crowd, we were the only ones on the river (Toe River) for our...  more »
  • We recently went with Thrifty Adventures on a whitewater kayak trip on the Toe River. The owners and staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. Our 12 year old son had a fantastic time. We will be back the next time we are in the area. We highly recommend Thrifty Adventures!
  • I took the Trad 101 2-day climbing trip with Mitchell Rutledge and I can't say enough good things about the experience. The process was very easy and the staff at Thrifty Adventures were very helpful. The trip it's self was awesome, Mitch was helpful and passionate about everything we did each day. Hands down will recommend to anyone wanting to further their climbing knowledge.
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