Choose from a big variety of zip line canopy tours in the Asheville area in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. No experience is needed. Guides provide all the necessary instruction and assistance and use state-of-the-art equipment, including helmets, full body harnesses, trolley, gloves, tether safety lines. There are usually two canopy guides per group of 8-10 people. You'll get eco lessons about our mountains, walk on sky bridges and fly like an eagle!
Navitat Canopy Adventures
Just 20 minutes from Asheville, Navitat Canopy Adventures is a world-class eco-adventure owned and operated by industry leaders. A 100% tree-based adventure, Navitat has two courses in a secluded mountain cove. Fly from high in the treetops via 13 ziplines, ranging from 120 to 3,600 feet in length. Enjoy rappelling experiences, walk across suspended sky bridges, and take in beautiful long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from artfully crafted tree platforms. Click here to visit their Web site.
Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures
Located just five minutes from downtown and 10 minutes from Biltmore, ride 11 ziplines from treetop platforms and adventure towers. Walk three sky bridges amidst 150-year old trees. Along the way, learn about the history of Asheville and the forest. After warming up on some shorter zips, enjoy a 1,200-foot side-by-side zipline with panoramic views of the city and mountains. Ages 10 and up. Read more about Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures.
Children ages 4-10 can now enjoy ziplines at this first-of-a-kind park built for kids. Ride nine zips from 50 to 250-feet long and explore four climbing elements. It's a self-guided tour with an adult escort for children 4-6. Kids ages 7-10 may zip alone or with an adult. Located just five minutes from downtown at the Adventure Center of Asheville.
Pigeon River Adventure Center
Zip over the Pigeon River and through the woods of the Great Smoky Mountains! Their Waterfall Gorge Canopy Tour takes you into the Smoky Mountain Creek Gorge exposing a lush forest of ferns, wildflowers, towering trees, rock cliffs, waterfall and moss covered bolder gardens. It includes 12 zipline sections between elevated platforms & treetop decks, four sky bridges. The Express Zip Tour has seven zips including two zips across the Pigeon River. Combine your zip rides with whitewater rafting or Jeep tours!
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Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tour
Enjoy an half mile of air time with three sky bridges and six transfer bridges, 13 zipline sections and 20 scenic and unspoiled acres of flying area all within the heavily wooded setting in the Nantahala National Forest. With views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Fontana Lake, it's in the Nantahala River Gorge. Fly through multiple ecosystems, past hemlocks, into hardwoods, and through a deciduous forest packed with native flowering plants such as mountain laurel, dogwood, rhododendron, giant Frazier magnolia, rare umbrella magnolia, silver bells and many more. Your canopy ranger will point out these natural features and will also share with you some of the cultural history of the gorge. Combine this with a whitewater rafting trip down the river with Wildwater, located next door. Or stay in a nearby yurt.
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NOC's Mountaintop Zip Line Tour
Zip two miles of lines high above the Nantahala Gorge at the NOC Main Campus on the Nantahala River (Bryson City). This three-hour guided tour offers panoramic views of both Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Nantahala National Forest. Ten zip lines, including a half-mile zip 350-feet above the creek below, and two observation towers offer excitement and awe-inspiring views.
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No experience is needed to enjoy a zip line canopy tour in the North Carolina mountains near Asheville. It's very easy to learn and all tours start with a lesson. However, each location has various age and weight restrictions. Since there is some walking and step climbing involved, you should be in good health and decent shape. You typically have two guides and go in small groups.