At RidgeRunner Ziplines we are dedicated to providing you primarily a SAFE and FUN outdoor recreation-- with a birds eye view ziplining thru the beautiful flora abundant in the southern Appalachian mountains. We are located 15 miles east of Murphy & just south of the Nantahala Gorge. We welcome you to the beautiful Andrews Valley and look forward to taking your visit to new heights on our Zipline Canopy Tours.
We are a 10 line course. Zip over a mile, while clipped onto ½ inch steel cables. RidgeRunner Ziplines is a fully guided canopy tour set in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Just east of Murphy, NC; we are 15 minutes from the Nantahala Gorge. Best Zipline in Western NC for adventure in the trees.
Starting at the top of our mountain, you zip thru a forest of hemlocks, pines, chestnut oak, maples, sourwood. dogwood, laurel and other mountain flora.
Lines over 600 feet in length, up to 80 feet above the forest floor, with speeds up to 30 miles per hour!
It takes about 2 hours, including a truck ride to launching point.
Riders are outfitted with a harness, trolley, leather gloves and a helmet.
Each tour is lead by two guides that will make all connections between the trolleys and safety lines.
Your tour guides will take all riders thru “ground school”( An instruction session about the equipment , how to ride the ziplines and safety procedures.) , before loading up on a truck to ride to the top of the course.
You ride Platform to Platform, but there are 3 short hikes on the course between launching points to gain elevation. You must be able to hike on mountain trail for short distances from 20 to 35 feet each. You will end your adventure back at our base camp!
All Participants must sign a waiver , (an assumption of risk and indemnity form.)
We'll see you at the Zips!