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Zipline Through – and Above the Trees for a Unique Adventure

Here in Western North Carolina, you may enjoy the scenic beauty through your car window or from the seat of your mountain bike, or from your raft or kayak …or from above on a zip line. Part eco-tourism, part adventure tour, zip lines offer an opportunity to soar through – and above – a forest with a unique perspective of the land below you.

Watch the video for the experience at Wildwater-Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours. Above mountaintop tour photo courtesy Nantahala Outdoor Center.


Things That Go Whoosh In The Night

On dates near a full moon, NOC takes riders on a moonlight mountaintop zip line tour.

  • Nantahala Outdoor Center Zip Line Adventure Park

    Race on dual zip lines at over 550’ in the air and enter NOC’s Zip Line Adventure Park – a multi-level ropes challenge course with over 16 aerial obstacles! Negotiate wobbling sky bridges, nerve-racking tight ropes, tunnels, and a brand new climbing wall on this course. A family-friendly activity, guests can choose their own challenge level and pace as they traverse the course thanks to NOC’s state-of-the-art auto-belay system.
  • Wildwater-Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours

    The first Zipline Canopy in the Nantahala Gorge area of western North Carolina through the 20 acres of Falling Waters Adventure Resort. Thirteen zip sections and 8 bridges combine for over 1/2 mile of high flying fun on our newest adventure activity. Experience the excitement and beauty of "flying" through the air among the hemlocks and hardwoods of western North Carolina! Must be 10 years and up and 70 to 250 lbs. WIFI available to guests.
  • Carolina Bound Adventures Ziplines

    Are you booking guided adult and kids ziplining and other adventures while you're here on vacation? Then save your time and sanity by doing it all on one website!  Our adventure planning and reservation concierge service consolidates your vacation research and planning in one place. Visit our website, choose your desired adventures and we’ll make the reservations plus set up your itinerary – it’s that easy!
  • Wildwater-Kidzip Nantahala

    Wildwater was the first company in the US to build multiple zipline courses specifically for kids 4 & older and this is our 2nd one in Western NC! KidZip Nantahala offers ziplines and adventure park elements for kids 4-12 years old in a scenic wooded adventure setting. With a continuous cable and roller system there is no clipping and unclipping for participants, making it safe for any age to use. Featuring ground school training and practice, 3 zipline loops- beginner (4 zips), intermediate (5 zips) & advanced (4 zips), 8 climbing elements for entrances, exits & connections, and tree based platforms, ziplines & challenges. And with a 2-hour time block, you can zip and climb as many times as you want. Maximum weight 225 lbs.
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center Mountaintop Zip Line Tour

    It’s the Nantahala Gorge Premier Zip Line adventure! NOC’s expert aerial guides lead your group through two miles of spectacular mountain-to-mountain zip lines that take you above the treetops and into the open air. Absorb panoramic views of Fontana Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park ask you fly for nearly a minute on the half-mile Mega Zip – 350 feet above the forest floor. For the ultimate unforgettable adventure – fly under the stars on NOC’s exclusive Moonlight Mountaintop Zip Line Tour, available select evenings close to a full moon.
  • Main photo courtesy NOC Mountaintop Zip Line Tour

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    Chamber of Commerce

    P.O. Box 509
    Bryson City, NC 28713

    Karen Proctor
    Executive Director


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