Mountaintop Zip Line Tour
Fly through the Smoky Mountain skies on NOC’s Mountaintop Zip Line Tour! With almost two miles of zip lines from treetop to treetop, this trip is considered a premier zip line experience in the mountains of North Carolina.
Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Mountaintop Zip Line tour is the pinnacle of aerial adventures in Western North Carolina! Soar high above the Nantahala River Gorge with this unique mountaintop-to-mountaintop zip line course under the guidance of NOC’s elite aerial guides.
Enjoy stunning panoramic views of NOC’s 500-acre adventure campus as you work up to the peak of the adventure – the heart-pounding 1/2 Mile Mega Zip. Spend just under a full minute flying through the air with unbeatable 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Parkway! This premium zip line experience will leave you breathless and invigorated.
- The Mountaintop Zip Line Tour is NOC’s premier zip lining experience.
- You will explore stunning scenery as you zip from platform to platform, high above the treetops.
- The Mountaintop Zip Line Tour culminates with the breathtaking Mega-Zip, 2,000 feet flying high above the treetops with 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
- Participants must be ages 10+, and between the weight requirements of 100-250lbs.
What to Expect
Please check-in for your trip 30 minutes prior to your reservation at the Adventure Deck. After checking in, you will receive all required gear including a harness, gloves, and helmet. NOC does have a limited supply of helmets with Go-Pro mounts. Once you have been fitted and checked for proper gear and equipment, you will load up on an NOC shuttle and head to the top of the mountain. There, you will complete ground school alongside elite NOC Aerial Guides to learn proper breaking and zipping techniques before taking on the first in the series of zips. Once your Mountaintop Zip Line Tour is complete, an NOC guide will shuttle you back to the Adventure Center to return your equipment.
Fly by Night! Try the Moonlight Zip Line Tour on select full moon evenings through the season!
NOC provides harnesses, zip lining gloves, and helmets for this zip line adventure.
Please wear sturdy shoes like sneakers or tennis shoes, that will stay on securely during the trip. No sandals, water shoes, Crocs, Tevas, Keens, or Chacos are allowed. Comfortable clothing is preferred as you will be in a harness for approximately 3 hours. Please leave all valuable items locked in your car, and a guide will take your keys before your trip begins.
All participants must be a minimum of 10 years old, weigh between 100-250 pounds and be in good physical health. All minors (18 and under) require the presence of an adult during the Mountaintop Zip Line Tour.
Enjoy riverside dining at one of our two locations conveniently located right on campus. River’s End Restaurant offers American-style cuisine with pizza, sandwiches, salads and more. Big Wesser features quick Southern fare like burgers and barbeque. Both have a great selection of beer, wine, and cocktails.
Additional snacks and drinks are available for purchase at the Outfitter’s Store or the General Store.