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Bryson City Moonlight Zipline

Suddenly it hits you, the exhilarating feeling of stepping off the high platform is amplified by the inky darkness of night. You command your legs to step forward…

Moonlight and glow sticks illuminate this exhilarating high-wire mountain adventure. Yes this really is a night-time zip-line experience!

Guided by instructors signaling commands with glow sticks, aerial adventurers in this This Bryson City moonlight zipline adventure zip across a two-mile course through the canopy above the smoky mountains. Your zips from mountaintop to mountaintop are the warm up for an epic ½ mile megazip that offers big sky and mountain views.

Bryson City moonlight zipline riders wearing glow sticks
Take us to your leader! You, too, can model this otherworldly ensemble and light up the night during your moonlight zipline adventure. Photo Courtesy Bryson City NC – Swain County Chamber of Commerce / TDA

In addition to starlit skies and mountain silhouettes, between zips you are treated to the sounds of the Smoky Mountain Orchestra – a nighttime feature courtesy of crickets, cicadas and other mountain wildlife.

Previous zipline experience is key to enjoying the moonlight zip. Fortunately there are several zipline options in Bryson City, so you can squeeze in some daylight training runs before your moonlight adventure.

woman rides zipline at Nantahala Outdoor Center
Squeeze in a few daylight training runs on the ziplines in Bryson City before your moonlight zip. Photo Courtesy Nantahala Outdoor Center

Know Before You Go

You’ll be in the mountains so be prepared for occasional wet conditions. Dress appropriately for the weather and avoid loose-fitting clothes. Wear closed-toed shoes. You’ll be provided a helmet, harness, gloves and glow sticks. Sessions can last 3.5 hours.

Thrill-O-Meter – 8
Ages: 10 and up (100-250 pounds)
Where: Bryson City, NC
When: May-September
Cost: About $165 per person
Guide: Nantahala Outdoor Center

Feature photo credit: Bryson City NC – Swain County Chamber of Commerce / TDA

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