Enjoy a soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by a gradual elevation change at Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours. It takes limited energy to participate and is not designed to scare with big drops as much as excite with smooth gliding.
Each participant is provided with state of the art equipment including helmets, full body harnesses, trolley, gloves, tether safety lines, and 2 canopy rangers per group.
This Brand New three-hour experience gives you over 1/2 mile of air time with
* 3 Sky Bridges and 5 transfer bridges
* 11 zip line sections alternating between slope side, trees, & elevated platforms
* A flight into our Eagles Perch, Slingshot, & Elevated Overlook stations
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. Your canopy ranger will point out these natural features and will also share with you some of the cultural history of the gorge.
All flyers will need to arrive wearing collared shirts, longer shorts or cropped pants and require closed toed shoes. Harness seats will wrap around your upper thigh, shoulders, and waist so shirts and pants should cover modestly. Long hair must be tied back and secured and please leave your cell phones in the car.
All flyers must be in reasonably good physical condition. No women who are pregnant. Chronic back or shoulder injuries should consult a physician. No hard or soft casts. Flyers must be able to raise their arms over head to self regulate speed and braking. Canopy Rangers will provide safety instruction & back-up systems.
Age/Weight range: 10 years and 70 lbs to 250 lbs. Weight variations effect momentum when zipping. Canopy Rangers will provide instruction & back-up systems.