Zip Lining in the High Country!

Zip-lining is becoming a very popular sport here in the High Country! Whether you're a dedicated thrill-seeker or want an accessible family adventure, Hawksnest Zipline,  Screaming Ziplines, and Sky Valley Zip Tours combine to make the Boone Area High Country one of the best places in Eastern America to try the hot sport of zip-lining. The equipment includes helmets, harnesses, and instruction that permit even young zippers to safely fly through the air.    

Groups are small, maximum of 10 zippers, and led by two trained professionals who will help you get to know your other zippers and have a great experience in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. The tours generally offer a three-hour outdoor adventure, brings you into the heart of Western North Carolina to experience the thrill of zip lines and the natural beauty of the High Country! Your safety is the primary concern and you will begin the trip with “ground school” where you will learn all the techniques necessary to skillfully traverse the Zip Line Course.

Come prepared for an outdoor adventure – while they recommend checking the weather before your ride, understand that in the High Country weather is very unpredictable! They recommend bringing layers so you can be comfortable in our constantly changing environment. Closed toed shoes are required. They have a full-body harness which will wrap around your upper thigh, shoulders, and waist, so shirts and shorts/pants should cover modestly. Long hair must be tied back and secured. The tours run rain or shine, so feel free to bring along a rain jacket and/or pants. You may get wet…but you will still have a great trip! In cold weather, they suggest you wear thin, liner style gloves that can be worn under the required work-style gloves that we provide. A wind resistant outer layer is helpful, as well as stocking caps or low profile ear warmers that are able to be worn under our helmets.

After you experience the fun adventure of zip-lining bring yourself over to Ashe County and see all that our beautiful county offers. Ashe County is only about a 20 minute drive from Boone, NC and if you decide you would like to find your dream home here in the Western NC Mountains be sure to come by A1 Mountain Realty located here in downtown West Jefferson NC.  We are a Ashe County Real Estate Company that serves the entire High Country, Ashe County, and Alleghany County, North Carolina region.  We can show you NC Mountain Properties for Sale across the region including, Blowing Rock Real Estate, Banner Elk NC Real Estate and other great Mountain Property in North Carolina.  Let us be your  guide to Blue Ridge Mountain Real Estate in Ashe, Watauga and Alleghany Counties. View our listings at or you can do a MLS search from our site for all homes and land in the High Country region. Be sure to check out our webcam while on our site, just click on the Downtown West Jefferson Webcam tab.