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 Georgia mountains ziplining canopy tour. This fun activity can include most of the family and will be one of the most memorable moments of your trip! Remember to dress appropriately for all activities and take closed-toe shoes for your canopy tours.

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!

Also, remember to check Groupon and LivingSocial as they will occasionally run specials and offer discounted canopy tours in the Georgia mountains!

Ziplines and Canopy Tours in the Georgia Mountains

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 also 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!

Amicalola Falls Zipline in the Georgia Mountains

Amicalola Falls Zipline in the Georgia Mountains

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 Groupon for deals on stays and other park activites or check for rooms and rates available.

  • PHONE: +1 (706) 265-1233
  • ADDRESS: 418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Rd, Dawsonville, Georgia
  • Facebook: Rated 5.0 (100+ Reviews), 725+ Likes
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 5.0 (25+ TripAdvisor reviews)

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 breaking system (no gloves required).

Cool River Ziplines in the Georgia Mountains

Cool River Ziplines in the Georgia Mountains

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.

  • PHONE: +1 (706) 878-9471
  • ADDRESS: 112 Poplar Stump Road, Helen, GA
  • Facebook: Rated 4.8 (95+ Reviews), 2,000+ Likes
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.5 (80+ TripAdvisor reviews)

Nacoochee Adventures, 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 that 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!

Nacoochee Adventures Ziplining in the Georgia Mountains

Nacoochee Adventures Ziplining in the Georgia Mountains

Reservations are highly recommended.

  • PHONE: +1 (706) 878-9477
  • ADDRESS: 7019 S Main St, Helen, GA
  • Facebook: Rated 4.9 (305+ Reviews), 4,000+ Likes
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 5.0 (870+ TripAdvisor reviews)

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!

North Georgia Canopy Tours, Lula, GA

This site near Lake Lanier includes ziplining canopy tours plus many other family fun activities including disc golf, cornhole, tetherball, geocaching, and more! It’s easy for the whole family to enjoy a full day at North Georgia Canopy Tours!

North Georgia Canopy Tours in the Georgia Mountains

North Georgia Canopy Tours in the Georgia Mountains

Choose from 2 tours:

  • 3-hour Adventure Tour ($89): 12 zipline tour with over one mile of cable, two sky bridges, three nature walks, the fastest zips on the course, zips over three ponds, two zips over the North Oconee River, and a rappel…. plus you can race a partner on final zip — a 695-foot dual zip over the Hilltop Pond in front of the Observation Deck
  • 2-hour Sky Bridge Tour ($69): 9 zipline tour includes two sky bridges, two nature walks, the “Continental Divide” (longest zip on the course)…. plus you can race a partner on final zip — a 695-foot dual zip over the Hilltop Pond in front of the Observation Deck
  • Add a GoPro rental for $35 or purchase a souvenir photo taken by guides during your tour

Discounts are available for Military (active military receive $10 off with ID), Civil Servants / Fire, Police, Educators, EMS/Medical (receive $10 off any tour excluding holidays), Kids (ages 10 to 15 with full price adult) fly half price on the Adventure Tour on Mondays – Fridays (excluding holidays and holiday weekends), Hall County residents ($10 discount on Mondays), groups of 8 or more (Mondays — Fridays) excluding holidays

Visit groupon to find occasional North Georgia Canopy Tours coupons.

  • PHONE: +1 (770) 869-7272
  • ADDRESS: 5290 Harris Rd, Lula, GA
  • Facebook: Rated 4.6 (930+ Reviews), 68,000+ Likes
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 5.0 (240+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • GROUPON: Rated 4.4 (15+ Groupon reviews)

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.

  • PHONE: +1 (706) 947-7433
  • ADDRESS: 251 Sunburst Lane, Clarkesville, GA
  • Facebook: Rated 4.9 (245+ Reviews), 2,275+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM: @sunburst_adventurepark 225+ followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 5.0 (470+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • Yelp: Rated 4.5 (30+ Yelp reviews)

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 Ziplining in the Georgia Mountains

Unicoi State Park Ziplining in the Georgia Mountains

Unicoi State Park is a beautiful state parks 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 Groupon for deals on stays and other park activites.

  • PHONE: +1 (706) 878-4740
  • ADDRESS: 1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA
  • Facebook: Rated 5.0 (75+ Reviews), 860+ Likes
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 5.0 (145+ TripAdvisor 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 accomodate 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.

Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge in the Georgia Mountains

Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge in the Georgia Mountains

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 the month of 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.

  • PHONE: +1 (800) 251-4800
  • ADDRESS: 891 Old Cashes Valley Road, Blue Ridge, GA
  • Facebook: Rated 4.9 (330 Reviews), 2,350+ Likes
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 5.0 (680+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • GROUPON: Rated 4.4 (15+ Groupon reviews)

Seasonal Zipline Option

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

BJ Reece Orchards in the North Georgia Mountains
BJ Reece Orchards in the North Georgia Mountains

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.

  • FACEBOOK@BjReeceOrchards Rated 4.6 (520+ reviews), 12,300+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM@reeceorchards 1,450+ followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.5 (135+ 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!

Falling Waters Nantahala / 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.

  • PHONE: +1 (800) 451-9972
  • ADDRESS: 10345 US Hwy. 19/74, West Bryson City, NC

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. Tree top towers over look 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.

  • PHONE: +1 (888) 723-8663
  • ADDRESS: 4599 Hwy 64, Copperhill, TN

Ocoee Zips in Benton, TN

Enjoy family fun at Ocoee Zipz where the guides will navigate you through the adventure course to make memories that last a lifetime. From the first launch pad (The Cowardly Lion), to the 1000′ long, 65′ tall grand finale (The Wizard), you’ll zip through our seven line course at speeds from 15 mph to 45 mph!

  • PHONE: +1 (877) 794-7947
  • ADDRESS:1985 Highway 64, Old Copper Road, Benton, TN


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??

16 Responses

  1. Henderson says:

    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.

    • Alyce says:

      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!!

  2. Suave Solutions says:

    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!

    • Alyce says:

      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!!

  3. Hi Joyce says:

    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

    • Alyce says:

      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.

  4. Dane says:

    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. 

    • Alyce says:

      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!

  5. RoDarrick says:

    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

  6. Kevin And Jade says:

    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).

    • Alyce says:

      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!

  7. Jagi says:

    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

    • Alyce says:

      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!!

  8. Mike Viray says:

    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.

    • Alyce says:

      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!!  🙂

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