Navitat zipline canopy tour
Navitat zipline sky bridge
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Pigeon River Canopy Tours in the Smokies.
You now have several zip line canopy tours to choose from in the Asheville area in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. And no need to travel to the tropics to fly through the treetops. No experience is needed. Canopy Rangers 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 two canopy rangers per group.
Navitat Canopy Adventures
Just 20 minutes from Asheville, Navitat is a world-class eco-adventure owned and operated by industry leaders. A 100% tree-based adventure, Navitat zipline canopy tour allows participants to experience a secluded mountain cove from high in the treetops via 10 ziplines, ranging from 120 to 1,100 feet in length. Enjoy two rappelling experiences, walk across suspended sky bridges, and take in beautiful long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from artfully crafted tree platforms. An approximately 3.5-hour tour on well over one mile of suspended cable. Click here to visit their Web site.
NOC's Mountaintop Zip Line Tour
New for 2013! 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 traverses NOC's remote Townhouse 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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Pigeon River Zip Line
Smoky Mountain Canopy Tours
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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Downtown Asheville Zipline
An "Urban Zipline Canopy Adventure" near downtown Asheville has views from 50-60 feet above that highlight Asheville's scenic mountain ranges and the downtown landscape. Read more about Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures. This is also home to Asheville Treetops Adventure Park.
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. The three-hour zip line flight is powered by gravity and a gradual three percent elevation change. 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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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.