Ziplining Canopy Tours in the Georgia Mountains
When the weather is great and you’re ready for a fast and fun adventure in the treetops, then consider a ziplining canopy tour in the Georgia mountains. This fun activity can include most of the family and will be one of the most memorable moments of your trip!
There are lots of options for canopy tours and ziplining in North Georgia. Some of these include zipping over wide-open spaces or crystal clear lakes, while others focus on letting you zip through the trees. Choose your favorite and get ready for these exciting rides!
For great deals, check LivingSocial for specials and discounted canopy tours in the Georgia mountains!
Ziplines and Canopy Tours in the Georgia Mountains
Be sure to check the weather and dress appropriately for all activities (wear closed-toe shoes for your canopy tours).
Amicalola Zipline at Amicalola Falls State Park
Amicalola Falls State Park is one of the most beautiful parks in North Georgia and has been featured in posts about hiking, lodges, and Georgia’s natural beauty. It has the highest waterfall (729′) in the Eastern United States and happens to be one of the most affordable places for ziplining! An added bonus for this location is FREE PHOTOS — if you provide them with your email address, they will send you all the photos taken on your adventure!
Prices start at $29 per person for a beginner course and go up to $99 per person for the “Level 2 Zipline Canopy Tour”. Enjoy being as high as 250 feet in the air while exploring areas of Amicalola that are not available to hikers!
Remember to check Living Social for deals on stays and other park activities, or check Reservations.com for rooms and rates available.
Contact Amicalola Zipline
- Call: +1 (706) 265-1233
- Address: 418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Rd, Dawsonville, Georgia
- Website: amicalolazipline.com
Amicalola Zipline Reviews
- Facebook: @screamingeagleamicalola is rated 5.0 with 1,000+ likes
- TripAdvisor: Amicalola Zipline and Aerial Adventure Park is rated 5.0 with 45+ reviews
- Ranked #1 for “Outdoor Activities in Dawsonville”
Cool River Adventures in Helen, GA
Cool River Adventure ziplines include two aerial bridges and four lines that zip over the Chattahoochee River. Tours are 1-1.5 hours and utilize an automatic braking system (no gloves required).
The zipline is $35 per person — discounts are available when booking with one of the other activities like the climbing wall or the aerial adventure courses.
Contact Cool River Adventures
- Call: +1 (706) 878-9471
- Address: 112 Poplar Stump Road, Helen, GA
- Website: coolriveradventures.com
Cool River Adventures Reviews
- Facebook: @CoolRiverAdventures
- TripAdvisor: Cool River Adventures is rated 4.5 with 90+ reviews
Nacoochee Adventures in Helen, GA
Nacoochee Adventures includes ziplines, a challenge course, and a unique giant swing! Prices range from $30 – $99 per person, depending on the type of zipline tour you want to do. Play zip line corn hole on the last line for the chance to win a free t-shirt. Plus, you can add one of the additional activities to your ziplining for a discount!
Reservations are highly recommended.
Contact Nacoochee Adventures
- Call: +1 (706) 878-9477
- Address: 7019 S Main St, Helen, GA
- Website: nacoocheeadventures.com
Nacoochee Adventures Reviews
- Facebook: @NacoocheeAdventures is rated 4.8 with 4,700+ likes
- TripAdvisor: Nacoochee Adventures is rated 5.0 with 1,000+ reviews
- Ranked #1 for “Outdoor Activities in Helen”
In addition to the activities at Nacoochee Adventures, you can enjoy cabins and unique lodging options (like staying in a covered wagon) or in one of their two Rustic Treehouse Rentals!
Sunburst Adventures in Clarkesville, GA
Two different zipline package options available with either the Helen’s Premier Zipline Tour (from $79.95) to the Sunset Zipline Tour (from $109.95).
These zipline tours are fun for the whole family! No tall towers, no swinging bridges, no ladders to climb and jump off of. We gain all elevation in our vehicle so there’s no hiking, climbing, or towers. Everyone zips together! Hung throughout the trees, our nine ziplines total 7,000 linear feet, making this a great family adventure for everyone.
In addition to ziplines, Sunburst Adventures also features other activities like ATV rides, e-bikes, horseback riding, and boating! Booking available online.
Contact Sunburst Adventures
- Call: +1 (706) 947-7433
- Address: 251 Sunburst Lane, Clarkesville, GA
- Website: sunburststables.com
Sunburst Adventures Reviews
- Facebook: @sunburstadventures is rated 5.0 with 750+ likes
- TripAdvisor: Sunburst Adventures is rated 5.0 with 650+ reviews
- Ranked #1 for “Outdoor Activities in Clarkesville”
Unicoi Zipline at Unicoi State Park in Helen, GA
Enjoy the serenity of one of North Georgia’s State Parks with a trip down a zipline at Unicoi State Park. Prices range from $39 – $99 per person with an additional option to rent a GoPro for $20. Enjoy beautiful views in this state park with a zipline that goes right over Unicoi Lake! An added bonus of this affordable park is FREE PHOTOS — if you provide them with your email address they will send you all the photos taken on your adventure!
Unicoi State Park is a beautiful state park in North Georgia and, in addition to ziplining, includes an archery & air gun range, GPS scavenger hunt, paddleboarding, mountain biking, fly fishing, and kayaking. It has been featured in posts about lodges and Georgia’s natural beauty.
Remember to check LivingSocial for deals on stays and other park activities.
Contact Unicoi Zipline
- Call: +1 (706) 878-4740
- Address: 1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA
- Website: unicoizipline.com
Unicoi Zipline Reviews
- Facebook: @unicoizipline is rated 4.9 with 950+ likes
- TripAdvisor: Unicoi Zip Line and Aerial Adventure Park is rated 5.0 with 175+ reviews
Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge in Blue Ridge, GA
This park includes canopy tours, an aerial challenge course, and much more! An online zipline calendar makes booking easy, but also note that they may be able to accommodate requests that aren’t included on the calendar (call to inquire). No experience necessary, but participants must be at least 10 years of age and between the weight of 70 to 250 pounds.
Choose from a 1 or 2-hour tour:
- One-Hour tour ($49.99 per ticket): includes 7 zips ranging from 150 to 550 feet for a total of half a mile of ziplining
- Two-Hour tour ($89.99 per ticket): includes13 zips ranging from 150 feet to 1000 feet, 3 sky bridges, and ziplining through treetops ranging from 25 to 75 feet high
Group rates available for 10 or more people on select days (discounts not available on Saturdays, during July, holidays, or holiday weekends). Occasional specials are made available via their website. Discounts are also available for combination tickets that combine zipline canopy tours with rafting, climbing, or the adventure course.
Contact Zipline Canopy Tours
- Call: +1 (800) 251-4800
- Address: 891 Old Cashes Valley Road, Blue Ridge, GA
- note they recommend using their posted directions instead of GPS / other sources
- Website: zipblueridge.com
Zipline Canopy Tours Reviews
- Facebook: @zipblueridge is rated 4.8 with 2,850+ Likes
- TripAdvisor: Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge is rated 5.0 with 1,150+ reviews
- Ranked #1 for “Outdoor Activities in Blue Ridge”
Seasonal Ziplines in North Georgia
These places don’t have a zipline as their main attraction but do offer a way to add a quick zip to the other fun activities they offer!
BJ Reece Orchards in Ellijay, GA
This Ellijay orchard is open for 2019 from July 27 – December 22. Enjoy family-friendly activities including hayrides, apple cannons, pony rides, petting farm, corn maze, zipline, lots of fresh seasonal produce (u-pick available on select dates – view calendar for details), and a delicious bakery filled with fried pies, donuts, and breads!
Dogs (on leash) are permitted in the orchards.
Contact BJ Reece Orchards
Open for harvest season only – call for details.
- Call: +1 (706) 276-3048
- Address: 9696 Highway 52 E, Ellijay, GA
- Website: reeceorchards.com
BJ Reece Orchards Reviews
- Facebook: @BjReeceOrchards is rated 4.7 with 19,500+ likes
- TripAdvisor: Reece Apple House is rated 4.5 with 150+ reviews
Ziplines and Canopy Tours near North Georgia
These zipline options aren’t technically in North Georgia, but they are pretty close. You may find that these options are more conveniently located to your other daily outings, so be sure to check them out if you are in the area!
Highlands Aerial Park in Highlands, NC
Just across the state line into North Carolina is Highlands Aerial Park, which aims to combine the alpine adventure courses of Europe with the rain forest canopy tours of Central America. Enjoy long-range mountain views from 3,400′ elevation at this ecologically inspired family adventure park.
Contact Highlands Aerial Park
- Call: +1 (828) 357-4678
- Address: 9625 Dillard Road, Scaly Mountain, NC
- Website: highlandsaerialpark.com/zipline-tours/
Nantahala Ziplining in Bryson City, NC
Experience the excitement and beauty of sailing through the air and the trees in Western North Carolina! 13 zips and 8 sky bridges combine for over 1/2 mile of high-flying fun on this adventure activity! Available for kids 8 and up, plus there is a separate “Kidzip” for kids ages 4 – 12!
Discounts are available when you book 2 or more activities.
Contact Nantahala Ziplining
- Call: +1 (800) 451-9972
- Address: 10345 US Hwy. 19/74, West Bryson City, NC
- Website: fallingwatersresort.com/bryson-city-nc/nantahala-ziplining/
Ocoee Ziplines and Canopy Tour in Copperhill, TN
The Ocoee Canopy Tour takes you through exciting zips and over bridges along the edge of the Cherokee National Forest. Treetop towers overlook the Cherokee Mountains and National Forest near the Ocoee River. Combo trips are offers that include lodging, mountain biking, and tubing or rafting.
Rates start at $77 per person.
Contact Ocoee Ziplines and Canopy Tour
- Call: +1 (888) 723-8663
- Address: 4599 Hwy 64, Copperhill, TN
- Website: ocoeeziplines.com
- TripAdvisor: Ocoee Ziplines and Canopy Tour is rated 5.0 with 20+ reviews
Tips for Ziplining in the Ga Mountains
- Wear closed-toe shoes
- Choose well-fitted comfortable clothing
- Empty your pockets
- Secure all belongings (sunglasses, keys, etc.)
- Don’t leave anything that may flap in the wind and get uncomfortable (hair, belt, bag, etc.)
- Adhere to all rules like weight limits
What are your favorites and experiences with these canopy tours? Are you ready for adventure??
Unfortunately I do not live anywhere near Georgia but I have always wanted to travel the world. The day I do decide to travel the world I will be sure to check out this place. It seems like something that is in my alley and something that I will enjoy so thank you for this article. I will be sure to share this article with friends too
Hi Aubin, Thanks for checking in! North Georgia has beautiful natural scenery and lots of fun attractions to explore – ziplining is just one of the fun adventures you can experience during your trip. We hope to see you around soon!
Hi Alyce, you do write some great articles I love it, but I’ve never actually ridden the zipline yet. I’m hoping to ride soon after reading this article about all the great North Georgia places for a zipline adventure or course. I like how you explained everything in detail for someone with no experience, thanks for sharing.
I hope you have a great time on your first zipline ride! That first step off of the zipline platform can be a little intimidating, but as soon as you take that step, all the real fun begins! Enjoy!!
This is amazing just would like to be there and imagine the relaxation that nature offers
Hi Ricardo, This is definitely a fun way to experience nature. Somehow, zipline rides offer an exciting way to relax! 🙂
We are taking a roadtrip in June and will spend some time in Georgia. These zipline and canopy tours seem a lot less expensive than I would have guessed. I will look into their location and see if any of them are on our route, because this would be a great way to experience northern GA. They look like great opportunities for sightseeing!
Hi Max, It’s nice that there are multiple zipline options in North Georgia to choose from. The weather should be perfect in June for a scenic zip through the trees! Enjoy!
I really enjoyed reading this article with the different characteristics about the zipplining adventure potrayed in there. I have had the pleasure to experience the ziplining adventure in my country Saint Lucia. It is located in a community called “Dennry” and it is a place where families or individuals can go to enjoy their time there as well.
The last time I went was with my extended familiy who came down from overseas and boiii was it a blast!
I would reccommend ziplining for anyone who is visiting or persons from the country who would like a change of scenery and are adventurous!
Hi Genille, Thanks for sharing. It’s such a fun experience!!
My first ride on a zipline was while traveling in Costa Rica. It was so nice to get up above the canopy and then descend into the shade of the trees while on the zipline. I’ve been hooked on zipline rides ever since!
This looks like a fabulous vacation. Lots of fun and a new adventure in the Georgia Mountains.
The sights of the mountains being from an exhilarating viewpoint of the ziplines must be great and it sure would be an experience to remember. The price seems reasonable, the ziplines look quite lengthy and so long as health and safety procedure is followed this looks to be a great trip to take.
Hi Mike, These North Georgia ziplines offer a great way to have family fun with a unique mountain experience! Enjoy!
This is amazing. Adventure just would like to be there and imagine the unique relaxation that nature offers
This is a very amazing post you have written here. I really like that kids can also have their own. To be very honest, I’m not sure I’m ready for the adventure but since I’m here already, I think I should get brave and take a zip. I wouldn’t try one over the lake though. Thanks a lot for the valuable info.
Haha, I do think it takes a special level of thrillseeking to want to zip over a lake! Fortunately, there are plenty of non-lake options for ziplining too!!
This is awesome! I never thought about zip lining before, and I have lived in Georgia my entire life. The most interesting one for me is the Amicalola Zip line. Only because they provide free pictures of your adventure when you send them your email. Other than that, North Georgia Canopy Tours seems like the best bang for your buck. 3 hours of fun that can’t be matched when you are doing nature walks, zip lining over sky bridges, rivers, and rappelling. And it’s all for only 89 dollars! Thanks for this awesome post. Zip lining is definitely on my wish list. Thanks again!
There is definitely a lot of fun to find in the Georgia mountains! You have picked some of the most thrilling activities and I wish you a very fun trip!!
Such and interesting website. I really like the idea but had a few questions. How long does a zipline ride take (typically)? Also, Are there weight requirements for larger adults? I have never been to Georgia or ziplining. It does look fun. Great area coverage of different places you can go. What a great idea. All the Best, Krista
Hi Krista, The length of a zipline ride will depend on the length of the cable and a bit on the user… there are a few little adjustments that your guide will point out to help you go faster or slower (depending on your preference). There are weight restrictions that will be specific to each location, but most of the limits seem to top out at around 250 pounds.
Wow, what a beautiful place to spend ones vacation with his family. I love the view of the Unicoi state park, its a very beautiful sight and I’d love to have the experience of it. Later this year I’d love to visit the Georgia mountain. And thanks for the advice on the kind of clothing to bring along when coming for tour.
Hi Dane, you’re most welcome for the sneak peeks and the clothing advice for having a great zipline adventure and trip to the Georgia mountains!
Since I and my family would be going on an adventure very soon because of our vacation. I think its high time to get ziplining off my bucket list and what better place to do that than to explore the home of my wife, Georgia. I have heard a lot concerning the great ziplining canopy tours in the country and I’m definitely going to book one for my family and I. Thanks
I hope you and your wife have a great time exploring Georgia and all the fun things to do and see!
This is amazing! I never would’ve thought that children as young as 4 could have their own Kidzip. What fun! And what a brilliant idea. I certainly never experienced anything like it when I was that young. The only exciting thing I did was when I went to a museum when I was already in school. lol
This will definitely be an experience we’ll be putting in our bucket list. By the way, do you know if any adult goes with the young child? Or do they have to go solo? Just in case my little daredevil gets too scared on the way down (unlikely but you never know).
There is a requirement for the youngest kids to have an adult chaperone nearby for the KidZip, but it does sound like it’s a great opportunity for smaller kids to get it on the ziplining fun!
I have always wanted to zipline. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the items on my bucket list. North Georgia seems like a great place to come and do it. As we are planning a trip next year, maybe that’s where will be headed. I and my two daughters are the adventurous ones in our family, we do the risk-taking things that others in my family are wary of. I can’t wait to get over there and start ziplining
Hi Jagi, That is wonderful to hear! You’ll find a great ziplining option no matter what part of North Georgia you decide to visit… and maybe even a place on site if you decide to stay at Unicoi or Amicalola Falls State Parks! Enjoy your trip!!
I’ve only tried a zipline once but I was quite nervous – the actual thrill is exciting though, zipping through the wind and trees without a care in the world, although the process of getting all the way up to the initial launch station can be nerve-wrecking, haha.
These photos and sites you’ve posted really seem like a must-go-to experience for the thrill enthusiast. And it’s nice to know there’re lost of them all throughout georgia.
Hi Mike, I tend to agree with you… the fun of riding on the zipline is such a great adrenaline rush that there is no room for being anything but thrilled. I have been to zipline tours in other parts of Georgia where I was a tad nervous as I climbed up to the launch point… but I’m happy to report that the anxiety was totally worth it and 10 / 10 will do it again!! 🙂