Three Hour Zipline Tour
- DAILYper person
All-Day Adventure Pass Add-on
- THREE HOUR TOUR ADDED ON TO YOUR ADVENTURE PASS per person
Three Hour Zipline Tour Group Rate
- GROUP OF 20 OR MORE per person
Prices do not include applicable taxes.
Our Laurel Ridgeline Zipline Tours book quickly and walk-in are only accepted based on availability. Advance reservations are strongly recommended!
Aerial Adventure Package
If you are looking for the ultimate multi-day adventure, check out our Aerial Adventure Package that include a three-hour Laurel Ridgeline Zipline Tour, a one-hour and 30-minute Screaming Hawk Zipline Adventure and a climb on the Alpine Tower.
Aerial Adventure Package
- LAUREL RIDGELINE ZIPLINE, SCREAMING HAWK ZIPLINE AND ALPINE TOWER per person
Laurel Ridgeline Zipline Reservations
- Reservations are strongly recommended but walk-ins are accepted based on availability.
- Tours are limited to groups of eight.
- Please arrive at least 30-minutes prior to your scheduled tour time at the Seven Springs Adventure Center to check in and prepare (Lower level of the Ski Lodge).
- For reservations or more information, please call 800-452-2223, ext. 7997.
Please note: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made less than 48 hours from scheduled tour time and no-shows.
Laurel Ridgeline Zipline Hours of Operation
- Open daily, Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.
- Open daily, September 3 through October 20, 2019 for groups of two or more. Advance reservations are required!
- All tours are weather permitting.
- Training is provided and includes a short, low zip before entering the actual course.
- Tours are approximately three hours in length, depending on the number of participants.
The Laurel Ridgeline Zipline is an experience unlike anything else! Read through this station to station narrative of our Laurel Ridgeline Zipline Tour, review our Frequently Asked Questions and our Tour Guidelines to ensure you have a fun and enjoyable adventure!
Each Laurel Ridgeline Zipline Tour begins at the Seven Springs Adventure Center, located in the lower level of the Ski Lodge. Here you will fill out your paperwork and be properly suited by our professional guide team or guides. Tours consist of eight riders and two guides. Afterwards, you will take a ride on the Polar Bear Express to the top of the mountain, a short hike to the Flight School where your guides will teach you the fundamentals of the zipline tour.
The first tree is Oak Pointe, where you will climb a ramp or log ladder to the first experience on the zipline tour. After a short skills practice, you'll be on your first zip on Red Oak Run, 145-feet to the Treehouse.
At the Treehouse, you will get used to being off the ground. From here, you will take Flying Squirrel 150-feet at a little higher speed to Beech Landing. The zip takes you of the small forested grove and over a dirt road. From Beech Landing, the 380-foot Baby Vulture zipline goes just a little faster and farther with the highest exposure so far at about 25-feet and lands in the Chicken Coop.
If you aren’t feeling up to the challenge of the zipline tour, this is your opportunity to turn back. To fly the Chicken Coop, you will have to rappel down Lazy Leap to a landing area and ladder where you can climb down to solid ground.
The lower platform of the Chicken Coop is the start of Backside Bridge, an 85-foot long descend to Snowy Forest Tower. Upon arriving at Snowy Forest Tower, you will need to get pumped up for Gunnar’s Revenge, a 900-foot ride across Gunnar slope, through a grove a trees, across Yodeler trail and then into the woods to arrive at Ashes, Ashes. At Ashes, Ashes, you’ll be 34-feet in the air and will have some time (and room) to catch your breath and let your pulse drop back to acceptable levels.
Don’t get too comfortable! It’s time to get your heart racing again with Yodalaheehoo, a 550-foot zip, tracking a small access road out across Yodeler trail to the Laurel Observation Deck, where you will take in some of the most breathtaking views on the mountain!
Soak in the view as you take Sightseer, a 260-foot zip, before landing in Moonshine Manor. Here your nerves will start popping at the thought of the next zip Rattlesnake Run – 1,412-foot zip across the junction of Gunnar, Yodeler and Lost Girl slopes! Most zipline tours would consider this as the apex of their tour, but at the Laurel Ridgeline Zipline Tour, it is just conditioning for the last BIG RIDE!
When the brakes bring your group to a stop at Big Red, a 70-foot red oak, the 575-foot long Express zip seems a bit shorter, but the close to 100-feet of exposure under the ride will bring the rush back a little. Landing in Scamper Stairs will be calming until your helpful guide reminds you that after this bridge, there is only one more zip until the monster zip.
A quick scamper across the 45-foot long stairs, 10-feet above the ground, and you arrive at Beech House before you shoot over to Yodeler Bypass and the “U” turn in Lost Girl Slope to Big Mamma’s Dance Floor, an 80-foot red oak, 44-feet in the air. Once you’re at Big Mamma’s, catch your breath and admire the great views.
Take a peek down the barrel of the BIG RIDE – Timberline Terror, 1,500-feet of zip before landing in Seventh Heaven, where you will zip or ramp to solid ground. Congratulations! You just mastered Laurel Ridgeline Zipline Tour!
How Safe is the Tour?
We use state-of-the-art safety equipment and all of our structures are built with redundant safety systems. You will be double-clipped into belay safe attachment points through the entire tour. All of your safety equipment is handled by certified Laurel Ridgeline Zipline Guides trained by leading industry professionals. All Guides must pass a rigorous 70+ hour training and a written exam prior to taking any groups up in the trees. On-going training hours are also required. Safety is always our first priority!
How far above the ground is the course?
The zipline tour varies in height from two feet to over 175 feet above the ground. The greatest heights are reached while zipping across the lines. The highest platform is perched high in a red oak tree 45 feet off the ground.
How long are the ziplines?
The course features 10 zips that range from 145 feet to 1500 feet in length. Upon reaching the final platform, you will have zipped about 7,000 feet! The course also features several elements including rappels and sky bridges.
How long is the tour time?
Your total tour experience, from gear-up to gear-down, will last approximately three and a half hours, depending on the size of your group. Your time on the course will be approximately two and a half to three hours.
Does the tour run in the rain?
Yes. The forest really comes alive in the rain! Zipping in the rain adds a whole new element to the canopy experience. However, we will cancel for extreme weather conditions including lightning, hail and strong winds. Please review our cancellation and refund policies.
What should I wear?
Wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather. We recommend bringing a few layering options with you in the car. Choose your layers wisely! Once you’ve strapped into your harness, you will be stuck with the clothing you are wearing until the tour is finished. Closed-toe shoes are required and short shorts are not recommended. In cold weather, we recommend wearing liner-style gloves that will fit under the required work-style gloves provided for the tour and a thin knit cap or low-profile ear warmer that can be worn under a helmet. (NOTE: Ponchos are not allowed as their loose, bulky nature interferes with the safety equipment.)
Can I wear my glasses?
Yes, but you might consider wearing an eyeglass strap to ensure that your glasses do not fall off. Straps are available for purchase in our on-site retail area. Seven Springs is not responsible for and cannot recover any items dropped from the course.
What should I bring?
Bring any fast-acting medications that you may need at a moments notice, such as an EpiPen or inhaler. Be sure to notify your guide that you have these medications and where they will be located on your person during the tour. If you would like bring a camera, we suggest bringing a small point-and-shoot style camera. The camera should have a strap so it can be attached to your harness and ensure full use of both hands. Please note that a Seven Springs Photographer will be taking photos of your tour on Saturdays and Sundays and they will be available for purchase. Backpacks are not permitted on the tour.
What if I’m afraid of heights?
We do not recommend using the canopy tour as a way to overcome an intense fear of heights. If you are merely hesitant, we are pleased to report that many zippers who don’t LOVE heights say that the zipline tour is more about forward movement, experiencing the natural environment in a new and different way and taking in spectacular long-range views. You can do it!
Where do we check-in for our tour?
Please come to the Seven Springs Adventure Center, which is located on the ground level of the Ski Lodge. This is where you will fill-out paperwork, be fitted with equipment and receive the first part of your tour orientation. We recommend checking in at least 30 minutes before your scheduled tour time.
Do the guides accept tips?
Yes! Tips are accepted and appreciated. Our guides work very hard to ensure you have a fun, safe and exciting adventure. Enjoyed your zip? Feel free to tip!
- Laurel Ridgeline Zipline Tours meet at the Seven Springs Adventure Center, located in the lower level of the Ski Lodge.
- Each participant must sign a waiver and release form. Guests under the age of 18 must have a signed waiver from their parent or legal guardian.
- Weight limit is 90 to 250 lbs. Please call if you have questions.
- An adult must accompany a child between the ages of 10 and 15 and be able to participate independently of the adult.
- You must be at least 10 years of age.
- This tour is designed for use by participants with average mobility and strength, who are in reasonably good health can hike an equivalent of one-mile.
- Each participant must be physically able to control their speed by touching the cable with their gloved hand.
- Each participant must be able to pull himself or herself along the zip line if they lose momentum before reaching the platform.
- If you are pregnant, you may not participate.
- Pregnant woman, people with heart, leg or back problems, or other serious illnesses will not be allowed to participate in the tour.
- Individuals who have a history of epileptic seizures are kindly asked to refrain from participating in our canopy tour for health and safety reasons.
- Closed-toed shoes with laces are required. No heels, sandals, clogs, Crocs or flip flops. No bare feet.
- No loose clothing is permitted.
- Long hair must be tied back and tucked in.
- Wear appropriate clothing for the conditions, i.e. rain, cold or snow.
- No loose objects are permitted on your person. Cameras and cell phones must be secured or put away.
- Only one person is permitted on a zipline at a time. Zipline must be clear before zipping.
- Do not push anyone while they are on the zipline course.
- Do not drop litter or objects while zipping.
- Do not turn upside down as serious injury could result.
- Do not attempt to handle the safety clips. The guide will clip you onto the line to begin your zip. When you reach the bottom, wait for the attendant to unclip you from the line.
- Obey the guide's instructions at all times.
- Reckless behavior is prohibited.
- No one under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or impairing legal drugs will be allowed to participate in the tour.
- Ear buds may not be worn while zipping.