Adventure Center of Asheville

Are you looking for exciting things to do in downtown Asheville? Well look no further… The Adventure Center of Asheville offers Asheville’s “Best Adventures” just 5 minutes from downtown. Enjoy expansive views of the Asheville skyline from Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures or hop on one of our top-end mountain bikes and learn the meaning of “flow” on our on-site trail system created and groomed for the KOLO Bike Park. Looking for a unique and exciting challenge? Then head up into the trees at Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, an elevated obstacle course with five levels of difficulty. Bringing the kids? Check out KidZip, America’s first zipline adventure designed for kids under 10.

Family AdventuresAsheville Treetops Adventure Park: One of Asheville’s newest attractions is comprised of 60 unique climbing, zipping, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling challenges anchored to over 30 trees and towering poles tucked into a wooded park just minutes from downtown Asheville.

Canopy Adventures: Take flight on a zipline canopy tour just minutes from downtown Asheville, set amongst 150+ year old majestic white and red oaks. Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures offers the best of many worlds. It is convenient and exciting, while being in town with views of downtown Asheville. However, it’s also located on a 124 acre resort and designated tree preserve perched in and among some of the oldest and largest oak trees in Asheville.

Family Adventures

KidZip: The newest addition to the Adventure Center of Asheville. It’s America’s first zipline adventure designed for kids under 10. Kids as young as 4 (with an adult escort) can experience the same high flying action that the zipline canopy tours offer, just a bit closer to the ground.

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Kolo Bike Park + Rentals: Here you’ll find about 4 miles of purpose-built mountain bike trails on rolling terrain designed for all levels of riders. Whether you’re just learning or looking to push your limits, Kolo Bike Park has a trail for you. Bike rentals are available for on or off property use. Choose from mountain, road, hybrid and kids bikes. Car racks are also available.

Climbing in Western North CarolinaQuick Jump: The ultimate adrenaline rush at The Adventure Center of Asheville that is unprecedented in the Asheville area. After gearing up in a full body harness and reaching the pinnacle of the 65-foot Jinga Canopy Tower, prepare to take that big step for an intense rush. Free fall 15 feet before the “Quick Jump” device gradually slows you down and lowers you the remaining distance. This heart pounding adventure is memorable but quick, so plan to try it twice. Two Quick Jumps are available side by side, so find a friend, spouse, sibling or child to scream your lungs out with!

Family Adventures

Whitewater Rafting: Wildwater is a pioneer of Guided Rafting trips in the Southeast.  Flowing out of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park just 45 minutes from Asheville, the Pigeon River has two exciting whitewater rafting options.  The Upper Pigeon features splashy Class III Rapids for ages 8 and up and the Lower Pigeon River is characterized by easier whitewater great for ages 4 and up.

road-tripGetting There: From downtown Asheville, take I-240 West until you cross the French Broad River. Take Exit 3A straight onto Hwy 19/23 also known as Patton Avenue. Turn right at second light (Denny’s) onto Regent Park Blvd. Turn left at end of road at sign for Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures is at the top of the hill on your left.

From the West (I-26, I-40, I-240), take I-240 East to Exit 3A (left hand exit ramp). Turn right at second light (at Denny’s) onto Regent Park Blvd. Turn left at end of road at sign for Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures is at the top of the hill on your left.

The Adventure Collective

The Adventure Collective publishes a series of outdoor adventure sports guides to adventures in Asheville, Boone, Brevard, Chattanooga, Charleston and The Great Smoky Mountains.

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