Are you looking for the best ziplining in North Carolina? Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours offers 12 different zip lines and 8 bridges in the woods on the original zipline canopy tour in the Nantahala Gorge area. Our tours have a staff member to Guest ratio of one to five. Our Rangers are trained to interpret the natural environment and offer a personal guided experience pointing out natural features along the way.
Experience an exhilarating tour & over 1/2 mile adventure with:
More than just a zipline ride, Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours takes you through multiple ecosystems, past hemlocks and into hardwood treetops. Take flight above the forest floor blanketed with mountain laurel, rhododendron, flame azalea and other native plants. While in flight, watch for hawks, deer and other wildlife; or spot the remains of a moonshine still while rangers share the cultural history of the Nantahala Gorge. We have added to the canopy tour to include platforms that have Clingman’s Dome, Fontana Lake and waterfall views. Travel out to the point for the highest platform, then on to the highest point in a tree with unbelievable views of the Smoky Mountains. Three more zips takes you right back to our Tree House reception area.
State-of-the-art equipment and support is provided including helmet, full body harness, trolley, gloves, tether lines and two canopy rangers per group. All flyers must be in good physical condition. Ages 10 & up; Weight 70 to 250 lbs. New- Starting May 1 our canopy tours will accommodate kids 8 yrs. old and up with a minimum weight of 60 lbs. (1 adult/kid under 12 yrs. old). Closed-toe shoes required, modest clothing recommended. Our professional Canopy Rangers provide all the necessary instruction & assistance. All Canopy Tour Rangers are trained to ACCT standards and all courses are built and inspected to ACCT standards to provide safety and fun!
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 will offer ziplines and adventure park elements for kids 4-12 years old old in a scenic wooded adventure setting. With a continuous cable and roller system there is no clipping and unclipping for the participants!!
4-6 yr. olds must have paying adult escort on the course with them.
7 -12 year olds enjoy the course with adult chaperone nearby.
Adults only allowed when accompanying youth (4-12 years).
$39 Adult, $39 youth (18 and under)
Maximum Participant Weight 225 lbs.
Canopy Tour- 8 years and 60 lbs to 250 lbs.
KidZip- 4 yrs. and max 225 lbs.
Weight variations effect momentum when zipping.
Open thru Thanksgiving weekend. Reservations are recommended and can be made by booking online or contacting Wildwater at 866-699-2402.Book It Now! Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours Waiver
Stay right on the property at Falling Waters Adventure Resort! Stay in a Yurt or bring a group to the Group Lodge! Combine your lodging and canopy tour with a Nantahala River rafting trip for a multiday adventure getaway.
Located 12 miles west of Bryson City, NC at Falling Waters Adventure Resort. Close to Atlanta and Chattanooga.
Adventure Groups! Contact Miranda at our Adventure Group Sales office to book adventures, group lodging and meals!
866-699-2402 or directly to Miranda’s office at 864-482-0456.
Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours Article 8/20/2010
10345 Highway 19 South/74 West
Bryson City, NC 28713
Reservations #: 866-319-8870
Local #: 828-488-2384
GPS Coordinates: 35 20′ 36 N 083 33′ 39 W
Yurt Village, Group Lodge & Canopy Tours
10320 US 19 W
Bryson City, NC 28713
***Internet mapping and some car GPS systems do not give the correct directions to some of our rural locations. Please have a copy of our directions as your primary source or as a backup.
Wildwater Nantahala, Yurt Village, Group Lodge & Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours are located on Hwy. 74 West, 12 miles Southwest of Bryson City, North Carolina. We recommend Hwy. 74/23 versus Hwy. 19 for time and better roads. Please check your map to confirm driving routes.