From Costa Rica to British Columbia to the High Country, the hottest adventure travel destinations offer thrill-inducing encounters with the environment. One of the Boone Area's best outdoor adventures is ziplining: a cable-suspended ride above and between the treetops.
Hawksnest Zipline in the town of Seven Devils has one of the largest collections of zipline cables in the East, complete with three swinging bridges. Sky Valley Zip Tours is just minutes from Boone and includes forest canopy walks, cliff jumping, off-road electric vehicles, and the only nighttime zipline experience in the area. High Gravity Adventures is conveniently located beside Tweetsie Railroad and offers a zipline tour and aerial adventure park fun zone for ages 4 to 94.
Thrill-seekers will enjoy expansive High Country views that are only available when you're zipping above ground level. Ziplines 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 adrenaline junkie 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 the East to try out multiple zip lines. The equipment includes helmets, harnesses, and instructions that permit even young zippers to safely fly through the air.