A Low Country Boil
Gravity Zip Line Tour
Six of the Longest, Fastest Zip Lines Around—Right Here at West Virginia's New River Gorge
Longer. Higher. Faster. There's nothing better than defying a little “Gravity.” This open-air zipline soars a jaw-dropping 200 feet above the ground at its highest point taking riders on over a 1.5 mile long tour that zigzags across the ridgeline of a mountain bowl and offers amazing birds-eye views of the legendary gorge and the changing fall foliage in the valley below.
You'll start from a platform on one of the highest points above the valley launching into two consecutive warm-up zips, each about 500 feet long. Then, the real action kicks-in with the third zip crossing a distance of 1800 feet over the bowl of the mountain. The fourth and fifth heart-stopping zips stretch 1,600 and 1,300 feet, respectively, reaching heights of about 200 feet above the ground and speeds up to 50 miles per hour. Next is the longest zip line on the East Coast—AdrenaLine. AdrenaLine is 3050 feet long and will get you moving 50-60 miles per hour!
The valley drops out below quicker than the cables are descending the ridge so you keep getting higher and further away from the mountainside.
Elevated above the trees, you'll have unspoiled views of the lush ever-changing forests of West Virginia as you scale the mountainside during your two-hour ride in the sky. Below the zip-line, the history of the area runs deep—it was once was one of West Virginia’s many working strip mines.
This half-day adventure can also be paired with the signature Adventures On The Gorge TreeTops Zip Line Canopy Tour to create a full-day outing in the sky. TreeTops Zip Line Canopy Tour is the state’s longest zip-line tour and gives outdoor enthusiasts a true “insiders” perspective of Wild & Wonderful West Virginia with ten zip-lines that run through the forest canopy crossing Mill Creek gorge and into the lush woods filled with Rhododendron, old-growth Eastern Hemlock, and numerous hard wood species.
For a full day of zip lining, pair Gravity with our signature TreeTops Canopy Tour. And for the true sky rangers among us, try two full days of up-close and intimate heights by doing TreeTops, Gravity, TimberTrek Aerial Adventure Park and BridgeWalk!
Who Can Take a Gravity New River Gorge Zip Lines Tour?
It is wise to consult your family physician to determine whether you are physically capable to handle an increase in activity, adrenaline and short walk up the hill. Zipline tours by nature are an adventure activity. Heights effect each participant differently. You can expect to feel an increase in adrenaline which triggers an increase in respiration, heart beat, and pulse.
Gravity New River Gorge Zip Lines has five very long, very tall zips. The weight of a participant effects the speed at which you travel. For your safety and ours, participants need to weigh a minimum of 100 lbs. and a maximum of 260 lbs. (These are guidelines and depend on the participants physical and mental ability. Please consult your guide if you have any questions).
Do You Run Zip Line Tours In Bad Weather?
Yes indeed! Gravity New River Gorge Zip Lines run rain or shine. We temporarily close the course during lightning storms or high winds. If we know in advance that we will be closed, we will try to contact you. If your Gravity New River Gorge Zip Lines trip is canceled, we will offer you the option to participate in another activity, rebook for a different day or time or issue a rain check.
What If I Am Afraid?
Most people are anxious or nervous prior to starting. Our professional guides will review the procedures, explain the hazards and quickly reassure you. You will be clipped onto a steel cable that can support more than a ton of weight. At anytime during the practice zip you can decide to quit. You can also quit after any zip line on the Gravity Tour, but you will have to hike out as there is no road access to platforms in the middle of the tour.
What Should I Wear?
Closed-toed secure footwear is required (flip flops are not acceptable). Wear comfortable pants or shorts and shirt, (avoid loose clothing such as scarves, skirts or dresses and loose jewelry) sunglasses, sunscreen and a camel-back water pack are optimum equipment. Long hair should be tied back. You will be fitted with a harness which has adjustable leg loops, belt, and shoulder harness and a helmet.
Dress for the weather forecast. In spring and fall, bring wool or polypropylene jackets and a windbreaker. For cold and wet weather, bring a jacket or polypropylene, pile fleece, and a windbreaker. (We go rain or shine.) We supply gloves which are used for braking and keep you hands warm. Phones, wallets, and other lose items should be locked in your car. We give you the option to store your car keys at our facility.
Who Built Gravity Zip Lines?
Gravity New River Gorge Zip Lines was guilt by Challenge Me Group, an ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) member.