Experience a world-class canopy tour through the endangered hemlock forests of the New River Gorge, West Virginia.
A canopy tour is a combination of ziplines, cable bridges, and stationary tree platforms constructed within natural surroundings. It's a way to view the local flora and fauna from areas that are otherwise inaccessible. It's also a pretty great adrenaline rush.
Built using tree-safe methods, TreeTops Canopy Tour is recognized as one of the best in the nation. The tour takes you through ten zips, five cable bridges, overviews of Mill Creek and one rappel station, built with environmental groundwork and minimal branch and brush removal. We focus on keeping nature unscathed and use West Virginia's natural beauty and complexity to create this unique experience.
Less-adventurous onlookers and hikers can watch from our observation stations, accessible by a hiking trail near the canopy tour platform. But they won't have nearly as much fun as you.
TreeTops is open year-round and is especially magical in the snow. And if you're looking for a higher, faster ride, try our Gravity Zip Lines Trip.
About the Conservation Fee: Part of your canopy tour fee, $1 per person, will help treat, preserve and maintain this small section of Hemlock forest along Mill Creek from the Wooly Adelgid, a small insect capable of killing Hemlock trees.
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: 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
TreeTops Zip Line Canopy Tour meets at our Mill Creek Campus.
Requirements & Restrictions
Participants must weigh between 90 and 260 lbs. You will be weighed on a go-no go scale. It's also a good idea to consult your family physician to determine whether you are physically capable of handling an increase in activity, adrenaline and short walks up hills. In addition to 10 zip lines, TreeTops has five sky bridges and two short hikes. The longer hike is 830 feet at a 20% grade and the second is about 200 feet.
Our professional guides will review the procedures, explain the hazards and quickly reassure anyone who is anxious to take the tour. You will be double-clipped onto two steel cables, which are capable of supporting more than a ton of weight. However, at anytime during the practice zip you can opt out of the tour.
TreeTops Canopy Tour was built by Bonzai Design, the premier zip-line design and build company in America.
Canopy Tours 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 Canopy Tour 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.