AAZCT What to Expect
When deciding which canopy tour is best for you and your group, consider the following information.
Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours
The Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tour consists of 13 zips with multiple bridges. The first 4 zips start on decks at ground level, traversing a valley below. After getting used to being in the air, the course moves into the trees. This trip is completely wilderness until you get to the final 2 zips. The longest zip is the final zip at 650 ft. This canopy tour is located in Western NC near Bryson City.
Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours
The Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tour begins with a 28 ft. hoist (or spiral staircase climb) up to the top of the first platform. Once up in the air, you will remain above the ground for the entire tour. This trip is on the Wildwater Chattooga Ridge Adventure Center property, so it is less wilderness, but with a good bit of historical significance. The final 4 zips go across our 2 acre Academy Lake. This canopy tour is located in Upstate SC between Clemson, SC and Clayton, GA off US Hwy 76.
Pigeon River Canopy Tours
River Ziplines Tour is currently our shortest tour operating on 7 zip lines, including 2 zips over the Big Pigeon River & our 3 swinging sky bridges. From our 54 foot tall Jenga Tower, 2 intro zips get you acquainted with flight before launching from the top of the tower and 91 feet above the Big Pigeon River. Fly beside the Pigeon River an additional 600 feet before zipping across the Pigeon River. The Stairway to Heaven provides vast Smoky Mountain views leading to an exhilarating zip 1200 ft. back over the river.
The Waterfall Canopy Tour takes you on 6 zips of the River Ziplines Tour including the 2 river crossings and features our pristine Smoky Mountains waterfall gorge with 6 additional zips, 3 swinging sky bridges, a rock wall and lush cascading stream.
These two canopy tours are located in Eastern TN, near Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge in Hartford TN, the adventure capital of the Smokies!
Ocoee River Basin Canopy Tours
This one of a kind zipline/canopy tour takes you on a mining inspired adventure. Copper was discovered in the Ocoee Basin area in 1843. This discovery would impact the lives of Copper Basin residents for generations. No one knew that the state-of-the-art technology being used at that time to mine & process copper would have devastating effects on the environment. The Copper Basin is steadily returning to the healthy, green landscape that disappeared close to a century ago.
Ocoee River Basin Canopy Tours will feature a wooded and tree based canopy tour with 10-12 zipline sections, numerous swinging sky bridges, that highlight the vast history and beauty of this once, not so long ago, barren landscape. A true testament to the power of nature, your canopy rangers will share both the history and the wonder of the recovery of this area from red clay back to deep green forest.
Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures
Visitors can now fly high in Asheville! Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures includes 3 sky bridges and 10 zipline sections from several hundred feet to 1,200 feet in length. What makes this course different from our and other courses in the region is this is the region's first urban canopy adventure. Just minutes from downtown, "flyers" will see scenic mountain views and be flying through tree-lined corridors as well as enjoy spectacular views of the Asheville skyline. The course is adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort on 125 acres.
Asheville Treetops Adventure Park
Park Guests will have the choice to challenge the trails they feel comfortable with at their own pace and move around the park individually instead of in a group like the canopy tour experience. Think of it as ski slopes in the trees and a true “Jungle Gym” for all ages, strengths, and adventure levels. This is made possible by new technology called “smart belays” that are designed to assure Park Guests are attached to safety systems at all times and can not detach from the system until they have completed the aerial trail and are back on the ground. Guests can explore freely knowing the safety system monitors their attachments and is designed to not allow accidental unclipping from the safety points. It is an active adventure that incorporates physical fitness and personal accomplishment.