Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours is the first zipline canopy tour in the Nantahala Gorge area of Western NC through
the mountainous property of Falling Waters Adventure Resort. 11 zips and
5 sky bridges combine for over 1/2 mile of high flying fun on our newest
Experience the excitement and beauty of sailing through the air amongst
the trees in Western North Carolina! Canopy Tours are a spectacular way
to experience flight and enjoy the outdoors with an added element of adventure
and excitement. It takes limited energy to participate. It is not designed
to scare with big drops as much as excite with smooth gliding. A moderate
uphill trail leads you to the entrance of the tour. One additional short
hike takes you to the final 2 zips back to our wooded pavilion.
Located 75 miles west of Asheville in the Nantahala River Gorge, Falling
Waters Adventure Resort is a unique 22 acre outdoor haven with lodging
options for groups and families. Our Yurt Village is glamorous camping
(called Glamping.) A Yurt is a circular Mongolian-inspired structure made
of a durable canvass. Expect a comfortable night sleep with all the amenities
you might expect in a traditional hotel room. The setting is pristine
and natural with 2 ponds, a waterfall, and views of Fontana Lake below
the cliffs at Falling Waters.
You begin on the highest ridge at Falling Waters Resort and gradually
make your way down a lush valley toward Fontana Lake and the Yurt Village.
Between each platform you will glide at a steady speed across the valley
below and amongst the trees. You will not be dropping but sailing across
the canopy lines as you enjoy both the exhilaration of flying and the
scenery of this valley. At the end of the valley you will cross over to
experience two final zip lines from the ridge above the Yurt Village back
up the second valley. The entire adventure will take about 3 1/2 hours.
Cost varies depending upon group size but will range from $74 to $89 per
person and includes two Canopy Rangers, a full body harness, a 2 wheeled
zip line trolley, helmet, and gloves.
You must be at least age 10 and 70 lbs., you must be able to raise your arms overhead
to self regulate speed and braking, and be in reasonably good physical
Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Wildwater at (866)
319-8870. Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours is open through Thanksgiving weekend (closed Thanksgiving Day).