By Katie Moosbrugger

No matter where your travels take you this summer – to the beach or to the mountains or just down the road – chances are good you can find a zip line or high ropes adventure! We have so many in the state of NC alone.If your family loves to try new things and you are not afraid of heights, one of these tours might be the perfect thing to add to your summer adventures.

Below is a list of favorite zip line and high rope tours grouped by areas of North Carolina – near the mountains, near the Triad, near the beach, and others nearby. To get more information, simply click the name of the location to go directly to their web site.

Before you head out, make sure you check the age and weight requirements for both zip line and high rope tours . Most of the zip line tours require a minimum weight of 70 pounds,and the ages vary depending on what you plan on doing. Most places listed below have a minimum age (mostly around age 10), but some offer special adventures just for the little ones!

Near the Mountains

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park
Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures
Hawksnest Resort – Seven Devils, NC
High Gravity Adventures Zip Line and Aerial Park – Blowing Rock
Nantahala Outdoor Center – Bryson City
Navitat Canopy Adventures – Asheville
Sky Valley Zip Tours – Blowing Rock
The Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour – Saluda
Nantahala Canopy Tours – Bryson City

Near the Triad

Air Hikes Rope Course – NC Zoo in Asheboro
Carolina Ziplines – Westfield
Kersey Valley Zip Lines – Archdale
Kersey Valley High Ropes – Archdale
Richland Creek Zipline – Asheboro
Skywild – Greensboro Science Center (high ropes)

Near the Beach

First Flight Adventure Park – Nags Head (high ropes)
Shallotte River Swamp Park – Ocean Isle Beach (zip lines and high ropes)
Zip Quest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure – Fayetteville

Others Nearby

Ace Adventure Center Zip Lines – Oak Hill, WV
Bear Mountain Zip Lines & High Ropes – Luray, VA
CLIMB Works Smoky MountainsGatlinburg, TN
Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure – Raleigh
Greenwood Challenge Ropes Course – Johnson City, TN
Ropes Challenge Course – Iredell
Sky High Sports – Charlotte (high ropes course for kids)

U.S. National Whitewater Center (zip line and ropes course) – Charlotte
Zip Lines Charlotte – Charlotte

View our Travel Section with more trip ideas here!

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