Aerial Excursions

Experience the thrill of a lifetime in Almost Heaven. From night zip lining to adventure parks that have it all, soar across the state on these ziplines and obstacle courses. You’ll never forget these once-in-a-lifetime high flying adventures.

Among one of the most forested states, West Virginia is the perfect place to catch some speed and explore among the trees. Soar through the lush tree line or get your blood pumping on an aerial ropes course. Add these must-visit spots to your next getaway itinerary to truly experience the Mountain State.

Pipestem Peaks

Take flight on one of the most extensive zip line systems in the East! Calling Pipestem Resort State Park home, this sky-high adventure will have you soaring through the treetops. Experience the lush forest views of West Virginia on this exhilarating ride. Nestled into the Bluestone River Gorge, this state park is a family-fun destination with an array of additional activities such as axe throwing and drone flying.

ACE Adventure Resort

With an expansive array of adventure opportunities, ACE has zipline tours for those looking to go sightseeing in the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. On the cliffside zips lining the Gorge, you can also explore by night with a nighttime tour through the trees. Top off your day with a visit to ACE’s Adventure Aerial park, hosting three levels of fun for all.

Adventures on the Gorge

Known as a whitewater rafting destination, Adventures on the Gorge is also the perfect place to get a bit closer to Almost Heaven. The TimberTrek Adventure Park is an exhilarating challenge to take on with your group of explorers. Take things to the next level and opt for a nighttime trip under the glowing moonlight! Try out the TreeTops Canopy Tour or pick up the pace on a Gravity Zipline.

Heritage Farm

With two aerial adventure courses at your disposal, a visit to Heritage Farm will help you reach new heights. The towering Talithakoum course reaches four stories high and is the ultimate adventure challenge. Take a family-friendly approach on the smaller (but just as fun) TreeRock Challenge with levels perfect for the little ones in your crew.

River Expeditions

Carve out some time on your next trip to the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve to take a Zipline Canopy Tour with River Expeditions. This tour, The Ridges, will take you through the treetops, across a cargo net and to a bonus rappel opportunity. Round out your visit with a whitewater rafting expedition or stay clipped in for a guided rock climbing expedition.

River Riders

Head to the Northern Panhandle for an exhilarating zipline ride with River Riders! Offering both rafting and tubing along the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, this spot is also great for travelers looking to get in the water. Finish up a day on the river with a visit to the Aerial Adventure Park. River Riders is a fan-favorite in its region for a reason!

Grand Vue Adventures

With a wide variety of aerial excursions, Grand Vue Adventures is the perfect spot for anyone looking to catch a thrill. Take a 2-hour zipline tour through the beautiful Northern Panhandle trees or opt for the “Big Zip” to soar along the famous 2,100 racing zipline. Home to an aerial ropes course, bungee jumping and so much more, this spot is a must-visit for those looking for adventure.

Greenbrier Outfitters

In addition to one-of-a-kind adventures like falconry and mountaineering, Greenbrier Outfitters has an Aerial Adventure Course for explorers of all ages. Face your fears on the free-fall grant exit or take it easy with a slow belayed descent—the choice is yours! Take on the climb of a lifetime on the Alpine Tower Adventure Course, which will likely be the largest jungle gym you have ever seen.

More Sky-High Fun

Aerial Tramways

If one-a-kind views are on your bucket list, a tram ride is a perfect solution! Both Pipestem Resort and Hawks Nest State Parks offer scenic lifts, providing sweeping 360° views. Plan your trip for fall to immerse yourself in the vibrant foliage.

Bridge Walk

One of many iconic spots within the nation’s newest national park, the New River Gorge Bridge is a must-visit. Take things to the next level and brave the catwalk with Bridge Walk below the bridge, which will position you 851 feet above the river.

Biplane Rides

Explore among the clouds with Wild Blue Adventure Company in one of their WWII-era biplanes. Soak up breathtaking views on your ride, opt-ing to include blood-pumping aerobatics—or not! The choice if yours to make.

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