This open-air zip line soars 200 feet above the ground at its highest point, zig-zagging over a 1.5 mile long tour across the scenic ridge line of a mountain bowl.
Elevated above the trees, you'll enjoy unspoiled views of the lush West Virginia forests as you scale the mountainside during a two-hour ride in the sky.
The Gravity Zip Lines tour starts with two 500 foot warm-up zips above the highest point in the valley. From there, zip lines stretch up to 1,800 feet over the bowl of the mountain, reaching heights of about 200 feet and speeds up to 50 miles per hour.
It ends with AdrenaLine, the longest zip line on the East Coast. AdrenaLine is 3,150 feet long and reaches speeds of 60 miles an hour for a heart-stopping finish to the tour.
Our aerial guides are trained extensively on the courses on which they work in everything from normal operations to rescue. They're also pretty funny.
We provide harnesses, helmets, gloves and guides.
What to Bring
Closed-toed secure footwear is required. Dress for the weather, as we go rain or shine: 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. Avoid loose clothing and store loose items at our facility before your trip. Sunglasses, sunscreen and a camel-back water pack are recommended. We supply gloves for braking.
Where to Meet
Gravity Zip Lines trips meet at our Mill Creek Campus.
Requirements & Restrictions
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. The weight of a participant affects the speed at which you travel on the zip lines. For your safety and ours, participants need to weigh a minimum of 100 lbs. and a maximum of 260 lbs. You will be weighed on a go-no go scale.
Our professional guides will review the procedures, explain the hazards and quickly reassure anyone who is anxious to take the tour. 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. Gravity New River Gorge Zip Lines was built by Challenge Me Group, an Association for Challenge Course Technology member.
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.