7 ziplines that’ll make you want to fly in WV
Our state packs more thrills into its hills than any place else!
Explore the excitement from the skies. Since there are so many zip lines through these mountains, we’ll help point you to some of the best:
Gravity course at Adventures on the Gorge, Lansing
Did you know that West Virginia has the East Coast’s longest zipline? Meet AdrenaLine, 3,150 feet of excitement. You’ll probably hit 60 mph— plenty of speed, with nothing but roaring wind as a reference point.
2. Mega Zip Line
River Riders, Harpers Ferry
This ride really makes you feel like you’re flying. You’ll lay in the harness “Superman style.” The Mega Zip Line is 2,100 feet long and pretty snappy at 50 mph. Bring a pal for a dramatic race to the finish!
3. Grand Vue Park Canopy Ride
Grand Vue Park, Moundsville
The park’s 2,100-foot-long dual-racing zipline gives you sweeping views of forests and the town below.
4. Burning Rock Express Racing Zipline
Burning Rock Express, Sophia
Test your mettle. This zip will fling you 2,500 feet down the line at 60 mph. You’ll also drop more than 300 feet in the process.
5. The Plunge
ACE Adventure Resort, Minden
At 350 feet long, The Plunge is the shortest zipline on this list. But there’s a catch: you have to sit backwards on a platform before resigning yourself to gravity.
6. WVU’s Outdoor Education Center West Virginia University
Research Forest, Bruceton Mills
WVU’s canopy tour has 3 ziplines ranging from 201 to 750 feet. Feel free to calculate the physics behind these rides, or just appreciate nature.
7. New River Gorge Bridge Highline
During Bridge Day at the New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville
Want to test your bravery? Try this annual ride on Bridge Day. You’ll be able to fly off the catwalk and descend 700 feet towards the Gorge.
Which zipline will you try?
This post was last updated on July 24, 2020