From Costa Rica to British Columbia to the N.C. High Country, the hottest adventure travel destinations offer thrill-inducing encounters with the environment. One of the Boone Area's best outdoor adventures is zip-lining, a cable-suspended ride above and between the treetops.
Hawksnest Zipline in the town of Seven Devils is one of the largest collections of zip-line cables in the East. Sky Valley Zip Tours is just minutes from Boone and includes forest canopy walks in addition to zip lines. High Gravity Adventures is the area's newest zip line and aerial park, located just off the highway between Boone and Blowing Rock next to Tweetsie Railroad.
Zip-liners enjoy expansive High Country views available only when you're zipping above ground-level. Zip-lines are often called "eco-tours" because the goal is to offer a thrilling ride that brings riders into close contact with the outdoors (perhaps even glimpses of wildlife) while also protecting the environment and learning about the area.
Whether you're a dedicated thrill-seeker or want an accessible family adventure, Hawksnest Zipline, Sky Valley Zip Tours, and High Gravity Adventures combine to make the Boone Area one of the best places in Eastern America to try the hot sport of zip-lining. The equipment includes helmets, harnesses, and instruction that permit even young zippers to safely fly through the air.