French Broad Adventure's zipline canopy tour is the ultimate way to experience the incredible biodiversity near Asheville's Pisgah National Forest. Breathe the mountain air and take in the mountain view - from the treetops.
Zipline Canopy Tour
Zip & Dip
Ziplining + Half-Day Rafting
Dip & Zip (w/lunch)
Half-Day Rafting w/ Lunch + Ziplining
Zip & Pedal
Ziplining + Easy Riverside Off-Road E-Biking Trip
Ridges & Waterfalls
Ziplining + Full-Day Canyoneering
Chill & Thrill
Calm Water Rafting + Ziplining
Ridges & Rapids
Ziplining + Full-Day Rafting
Float and Fly
Self-Guided Calm Water Rafting + Guided Ziplining
Zipline Through A Playground in the Trees
Come explore the great outdoors from the treetops in a peaceful Madison County cove, just outside Asheville, NC. Ziplining is the perfect activity to experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains with your friends and family.
What's Included in a Ziplining Experience
Ziplining at French Broad Adventures is a canopy tour course with a series of lines from tree top to tree top on a fixed cable and pulley system. Our zipline canopy tours take you through lush green forests and are surrounded by stunning mountain views. Our qualified staff will explain the basic techniques and safety instructions for your treetop canopy adventure and outfit you in all the gear for your trip. Then we’ll take you for a scenic and entertaining ride on our UTVs up to the top of the mountain where the zipline tour begins! With an exciting combination of zips, rappels, short hikes, and a canopy bridge to a fully functional treehouse, our zipline tours are the unique adventure you’ve been waiting to experience.
What Are The Participation Requirements
All participants must weigh in, fully clothed, between 70 and 250 lbs. No exceptions. All participants will be weighed discreetly before their trip.
- Be able to comfortably walk unassisted on uneven terrain such as trails, ramps, and stools.
- Be able to comfortably hold onto handlebars/trolley during the tour.
- Be able to stand from a seated position on the platforms.
Health and Medical Conditions
- Be in good health and be prepared to physically participate in the tour. You cannot participate if you have an existing medical condition that could require urgent care (such as major heart problems or seizure disorders) or if you have a condition that could jeopardize your or another participant’s safety.
- We ask that you do not participate if you are pregnant, and recommend that if you have significant musculoskeletal problems – that you seek the advice of your physician before booking your trip.
- You cannot participate if you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any medication that could impair you in any way.
If you may require any fast-acting medications such as an EpiPen, diabetic glucose, or an asthma inhaler please bring them on your trip and inform your Guides.
- You participate at your own risk.
- All guests are required to sign a waiver.
What Are The Weight Requirements
Guests must weigh in, fully clothed, between 70-250lbs. No exceptions. Guests will be discreetly weighed at check-in.
Where Does Ziplining Meet?
You will be meeting at our main outpost at 12 Good Adventures Lane Marshall, NC 28753, 30 minutes prior to your trip time. When you arrive, you will park at the bottom parking lot, you will see a large tower with a deck and climbing wall on the side. Park your vehicle and walk up the trail stairs to the check-in office, and our guides will get you oriented.
When Is French Broad Adventures Open For Ziplining?
Zipline Canopy Tour trips are available from March 1 through November 1. If you don’t see availability online just give us a call.
What Should I Wear When Ziplining?
Wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather, we suggest bringing multiple layers on colder days. As a general rule thinner and less bulky clothing is preferred as loose or thick clothing can interfere with safety equipment.
Close-toed shoes with a secure backing (so they won’t fall off your feet) ARE REQUIRED. No flip flops, sandals or any other shoe where the foot/toes are exposed.
Every participant will be wearing a full-body harness that wraps around the legs and goes over the shoulders. Although a tee shirt or tank top is totally fine, a shirt with a collar may be more comfortable as it offers some protection from the possibility of the shoulder straps rubbing on your neck. Longer shorts or light pants are recommended, and we suggest guests refrain from wearing short shorts, as they tend to bunch up in the harness leg straps.
What If I’m Afraid Of Heights?
If you are intensely afraid of heights a zipline trip may not be for you. However, if you are just “a little hesitant” in high places you may be pleasantly surprised at how much fun you’ll have. Many people say that they feel so secure on the course that they are able to overcome their fears. You will be in a full-body harness attached to a safety system at all times. Zipping is more about moving laterally from tree-to-tree, with only a very gradual decline in height, and lots of beautiful scenery to make you smile along the way.
Is Ziplining Safe?
While no one can guarantee you anything, safety is of the utmost importance to us at French Broad Adventures. Our course is inspected by professional vendor members (PVM) of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) to assure that it consistently meets ACCT Standards for Design, Performance and Inspection for zipline canopy tours. Our operational safety procedures are also reviewed by a PVM to meet ACCT's Operation Standards, and we were the very first company in the world to attain ACCT Operation Accreditation status. The Owner/Operators and Managers of French Broad Adventures have a wide breadth of knowledge, training, and numerous relevant certifications that qualify them to operate a zipline canopy tour. Your guides have extensive initial and ongoing training, and will be there every step of the way to be certain that your trip runs smoothly, so relax and have fun!
For more information, visit our Safety & Accreditation page.
What They SayView More Testimonials
This place is awesome. Have been coming here for years and somehow the experience keeps getting better. The people make a huge difference providing a good time while always feeling safe. They have rafting for experienced and novice, ziplining, and canyoneering (which is newer) available to try. The waterfall used for the repelling is awesome. The treehouse stop on the ziplining is ridiculous. Definitely add this to your Asheville vacation, you wont regret it!
Of all the ziplines in this area, this one is my favorite. It's not too fast, not too slow, and just plain fun. I've visited multiple times and will be back at least once this season with more company in tow.
Very professional and friendly guides. They make everyone feel at ease. Matt and Lily were our tour guides. They were very encouraging and understanding. Everything is well-maintained and beautifully presented. There are great vistas to view from the staging towers. Plan at least three hours for the zip lining.
Everything about our visit was amazing. The staff is truly one of a kind and the lines were great!
I went on a zip lining trip here yesterday at 10:30 with Josh and Joe! At first I was super nervous. I have always been a little afraid of heights and I didn’t know if I would be able to handle zipping through the mountains at 35 mph. From the very beginning Josh and Joe made me feel extremely comfortable. They explained everything extremely well but they also have us some much needed humor to break the tension. From very early on I felt safe in their company! I would definitely encourage anyone who wants a little adrenaline rush to go and see the people at French Broad. They are good ones. I’ll be coming back for white water rafting the next time I’m in NC. I didn’t think I could do it but Josh and Joe did a great job promoting it. What a great time. What a great atmosphere! Book now y’all!! You won’t regret it.