Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours offers 13 different zip lines and 8 bridges with challenges on the only zipline canopy tour in the Nantahala Gorge area. The Nantahala Gorge Zipline Canopy Tours have a staff member to guest ratio of one to five, according to their website. The zipline canopy tours’ rangers are trained to interpret the natural environment and offer a personal guided experience pointing out natural features along the way. Zipline Adventure Parks are a totally different experience with very limited zipping and a self-guided tour on a high ropes course.
Recently, Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours has added two more ziplines and two more bridges to include platforms with views of Clingman’s Dome, Fontana Lake and waterfalls. Guests can soar out to the point for the highest platform, then on to the highest tree with unbelievable views. One more zip takes zipliners over to a bridge where the final two zips await.
“A zipline canopy tour is a soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by a gradual elevation change,” the website says. ” More than a zip line ride, Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours takes you 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.”
The three-hour long canopy tour experience gives guests air time with:
- Training and practice on easier ziplines first – Ground School
- 13 zipline sections, the longest and most exciting in Nantahala Gorge
- Over 20 scenic acres alternating between slope side, trees and elevated platforms
- 8 Aerial, swinging Bridges
- 4 Tandem Zips
- Soar over 1 mile with 50 mile mountain views, waterfall views & view of Fontana Lake
- Walk the Green Mile, the Burma Road, fly into the Slingshot and soar into the Bermuda Triangle
Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours is located within the heavily wooded and scenic setting of Falling Waters Adventure Resort, featured in National Geographic Traveler, Country Living and on The Today Show. Located directly across from Wildwater Nantahala. Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tour Course Map