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French Broad Adventure's ten-line 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.

Available Ziplining Trips

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Zipline Canopy Tour

2-3 Hours
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Ridges & Waterfalls

Ziplining + Full-Day Canyoneering

6-7 Hours
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Ridges & Rapids

Ziplining + Full-Day Rafting

5-6 Hours
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Chill & Thrill

Calm Water Rafting + Ziplining

1 day
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Float and Fly

Self-Guided Calm Water Rafting + Guided Ziplining

6-7 Hours
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Zip & Dip

Ziplining + Half-Day Rafting

1 Day

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 ten 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 Weight Requirements

Guests must weigh 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.

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Thomas and Cara were the best! Thank you both for a fantastic zip with our group today! Both were great with easing us in and breaking the ice. One of our friends in our group wasn't very sure about doing it but Thomas and Cara really did awesome with keeping things light with jokes and just being very personable. Total blast! Thanks guys!

Cortney Griffiths

Very professional and friendly guides. They make everyone feel at ease. Matt and Lily were our tour guides. They were very encouraging and understanding. There are 10 zip lines And two repels in the adventure. 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.

Kern Stump

My daughter and I had a great time ziplining through the mountains! Matt & Joe were our guides, and they always made sure we were safe, and they kept it fun! Ten awesome ziplines were so much fun. Highly recommend!

Naomi Elkin

Had a great experience at French Broad Zipline tour. Our teens daughters also had a great time. The staff was top notch. Our guides Ariel & Matt were superb, patient & very good teachers! It was a great time spent and worth every penny! Felt safe the entire time, the equipment was well maintained as well as the course & platforms. They had water mid course at the treehouse and a very cool suspension bridge. Thanks for a great morning with our kids!

Jody Schilling-Siefert

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