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French Broad Adventures' zipline canopy tour is the ultimate way to immerse yourself in the incredible biodiversity near Asheville's Pisgah National Forest. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and take in the stunning views from the treetops.

Available Ziplining Trips

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Zip & Dip

Ziplining + Half-Day Rafting

1 Day
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Zipline Canopy Tour

2-3 Hours
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Zip & Pedal

Ziplining + Easy Riverside Off-Road E-Biking Trip

1 Day
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Ridges & Waterfalls

Ziplining + Full-Day Canyoneering

2 Days
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Dip & Zip (w/lunch)

Half-Day Rafting w/ Lunch + Ziplining

1 Day
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Chill & Thrill

Calm Water Rafting + Ziplining

1 day
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Ridges & Rapids

Ziplining + Full-Day Rafting

5-6 Hours
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Float and Fly

Self-Guided Calm Water Rafting + Guided Ziplining

6-7 Hours

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

Experience the thrill of ziplining at French Broad Adventures, where you'll soar through lush green forests and take in stunning mountain views. Our canopy tour course features a series of 7 ziplines, taking you from tree top to tree top using fixed cables and a pulley system.

What to Expect:

  • Safety First: Our qualified staff will provide basic techniques and safety instructions, ensuring you're outfitted with all the necessary gear.
  • Scenic UTV Ride: Begin your adventure with a scenic and entertaining ride on our UTVs up to the top of the mountain.
  • Extensive Ziplining: Cover approximately 4,200 feet of ziplining, including two lines that are 1,000 feet long and our tallest line over 100 feet high.
  • Additional Features: Enjoy a 50-foot-long rappel, short hikes, and a sky bridge leading to a fully functional treehouse.

Embark on one of the most unique adventures available and create lasting memories with our zipline tours. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or a nature lover, French Broad Adventures promises an exciting and memorable 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.

Physical Fitness

  • 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 regularly to assure that it consistently meets ACCT Standards for Design, Performance and Inspection for zipline canopy tours. Our operational safety procedures are 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.

Read More FAQs

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.

Katie Rocha

It was a great experience with entertaining guides, Matt and Dee! We thoroughly enjoyed our zip-lining trip and definitely recommend French Broad Adventures.

Jacqueline Meenach Benson

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!

John Vagianos

Our Zip line guides, Matt and Shayna, were so great!!! They made a very nervous, first time zip liner (me) feel safe and confident! Thanks for laughing at all our crazy jokes! We had a GREAT time!

Becky Gardner Edwards

An amazing Zipline experience. This is definitely the place you want to come to. Only 30 min from Asheville. Guides were the best and the attention to detail and safety unmatched. We will be back.

Ryan G