13+ Sensational Places for Zip Lining in Ga (+ Our Best Tips)

If you’re looking for big thrills, fun and excitement for the whole family, or just a unique perspective — zip lining in GA should be on your bucket list!

There are so many great places to go zip lining in Georgia — whether you’re looking to add ziplining to a state park adventure, or ziplining is your main draw, we have the perfect places for you and your crew.

Ready to swing high and learn more? Here are 13+ of the absolute best places to go zip lining in GA!

13+ SENSATIONAL PLACES FOR ZIP LINING IN GA (+ Our Best Tips)
Courtesy of Callaway Gardens

CALLAWAY GARDENS TREETOP ADVENTURE

Callaway Gardens | Pine Mountain | 844-395-4950

At Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA, you’ll find three adventure courses that will take you up in the trees! The Treetop Adventure courses here span more than 3,000 feet horizontally and will let you soar up to 70 feet in the air.

The Discovery Course features 5 zip lines and additional obstacles comprised of ladders, wires, logs, swings and other suspended surfaces. You’ll have to use your balancing skills to reach the next challenge or zipline along the way. This course requires a minimum height of 56 inches.

The Lake Course is only for those who complete 2/3 of the Discovery Course or who purchased Guided Lakes. This fun course includes 5 zip lines — three of which are over the water — and they vary from 200-700 feet long. You’ll also find four obstacles and a spiral staircase that will test your bravery, as it takes you 70 feet in the air. The minimum height requirement is also 56 inches.

Little ones aren’t left out though! The Sapling Course is designed for kids ages 4 and up, with heights ranging from 36″ to 60″. This course is perfect for adventurous little ones, and they’ll find 10 obstacles, a zip-swing, and one zip line.

The courses here can take between 60-90 minutes to complete, closed toe shoes are required, and Callaway Gardens admission must be purchased in addition to tickets for Treetop Adventure.

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CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER

9135 Willeo Rd. | Roswell | 770-992-2055

If you want to see the Chattahoochee Nature Center from above, booking a zipline tour with Screaming Eagle Adventures is the way to do it.

The Zipline Canopy tour features 7 ziplines that stretch up to 500 feet, and you’ll be up to 55 feet in the air. You’ll even get to zip twice over the Beaver Pond! You’ll also find 12 challenge elements on this 1-1.5 hour tour. This tour is for those who are ages 8 and up, and kids must be at least 60 pounds.

You’ll also find an Aerial Adventure Course at Chattahoochee Nature Center for ages 6 and up. On this course, you’ll find up to 28 challenge elements, including 4 zip lines, suspension bridges, ropes and more. There is no minimum weight limit for this course. The Aerial Adventure Course also takes between 1-1.5 hours to complete. Please note, children 6-9 must have a paying adult with them.

Close toed shoes are required, and Chattahoochee Nature Center tickets must be purchased in advance, in addition to the zip line tickets.

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HISTORIC BANNING MILLS

205 Horseshoe Dam Rd. | Whitesburg | 770-834-9149

Historic Banning Mills is for the adrenaline junkies out there. It’s not everyday you can zipline at a place that holds world records. This awesome place in Whitesville, GA is home to the World’s Longest Zip Line Canopy Tour! There are plenty of tours and ziplines to choose from here, so you’re sure to find the one that’s perfect for you and your crew. Free photos are included!

Historic Banning Mills offers four levels of zip lines, and each increase in length, speed, and height. While you’re out on a tour, you may want to keep going — so you’re welcome to upgrade to the next tour level if time allows. These zip line tours are guided.

Level 1 is called the Forest or Woodland Tour, and is for those ages 8+. This level is perfect for families and features 9 zip lines, one or two Sky bridges and a cool tower. Participants must be at least 50 pounds.

Level 2 is the Flight Pattern Zip Line Canopy Tour. This tour includes Level 1, and then you will start getting a little more extreme. Fly over 900- and 1,000-foot-long ziplines as you fly 200 feet above Snake Creek Gorge. You’ll also find 9 sky bridge walks — ranging up to 80 feet high. In total, you’ll experience 12 ziplines, 10 sky bridges, and you’ll cross the Lost Gorge twice. This is for ages 10+.

Level 3 includes the Flight Pattern plus the Zipline Canopy Tour. It includes levels 1 and 2, plus the double Big Daddy zip line! If you feel the need…the need for speed, this one’s for you. You can reach speeds up to 55 to 60 MPH! For ages 10+.

Level 4 is the Extreme Zipline Canopy Tour and includes it all. After you take a ride down the Big Daddy, you’ll cross Snake Creek Gorge on suspension bridges, cross a 600-foot-long suspension bridge, ride the 1000-foot-long Predator zip line, climb up the 100-foot-tall tower, and then soar down the Screaming Eagle. The Screaming Eagle is 2,500 feet long, and you will reach speeds up to 75 MPH! For ages 10+.

You can add Flight of the Falcon onto levels 3 or 4, which lets you fly like superman for 3400 feet!

In addition to these tours, Historic Banning Mills also has All Day Rush tours that allow you 8 hours of extreme ziplining fun. They also have 2-day Rush tours, the Two Springs tour (18 ziplines and more), Two Springs All Day, and so much more.

Have younger ones in your group? Try the Crazy Squirrel Village. Made for ages 4 and up, Crazy Squirrel Village features ziplines and aerial elements. Tier 1 is for ages 4+ and Tier 2 is for ages 9+. Children ages 4-10 must be accompanied by an adult on the course.

Banning Mills also offers add-ons, like a free fall and extreme aerial course. Make time to climb their Guinness World Record Holding Climbing Wall, as well. It’s the world’s tallest free-standing climbing wall. (You must be at least 8 years old.)

In addition to all the zip lining fun, Banning Mills offers lodging, kayaking, ATV rides, a Rock Wall, shows and entertainment, dining, and more. This place is a one-stop shop for adventure, and should definitely be on your Georgia bucket list.

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UNICOI AERIAL ADVENTURE PARK

1788 GA-356 | Helen | 706-878-4740

The same folks that do the ziplines at Banning Mills and the Chattahoochee Nature Center have also built and manage the Unicoi Aerial Adventure Park at Unicoi State Park, so you know it’s going to be good. Perfect for families or team building, the ziplines here make for a great adventure experience.

At Unicoi, you’ll find three levels to their zipline course. The Level 1 Zipline Canopy Tour is perfect for family-friendly fun. This level includes 6 zip lines, 4 suspension bridges, and a 40-foot-tall staircase. You must be at least 8 years old and 50 pounds to participate. This level takes about an hour.

Level 2 includes 11 ziplines, 6 suspension bridges, and two 40-foot-tall staircases. This one takes about 2 hours, and kids must be at least 8 years old and 50 pounds.

Level 3 features 17 ziplines, and 7 suspension bridges. The ziplines on this level range from 50 feet to 1/2 mile in length! You must be at least 10 years old and 90 pounds to participate. This level takes about 4 hours.

Free photos are included, and advanced reservations are recommended.

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AERIAL ADVENTURE TOUR AT AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK

Amicalola Falls State Park | Dawsonville

Another popular Georgia State Park offers ziplining too — Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville, GA. Here you’ll find three levels of high-flying fun in the North Georgia Mountains with Screaming Eagle Adventures.

Level 1 is designed for younger zip liners, and allows you to take a trek across one suspension bridge and four zip lines in the tree canopy. Must be 8+ and at least 50 pounds.

The Level 2 Canopy Tour lets you keep the fun going after Level 1. This tour consist of 9 ziplines that range from 75 feet to 1000 feet in length including 3 cable and wood suspension bridges. Heights range from 20 to 100 feet in the air. Must be at least 8 years old, and 80 pounds.

Level 3 is for those who are looking for a more extreme ziplining experience!  Continue on from Level 2 to experience an additional 7 zip lines with the longest being 2,000 feet, along wtih 3 bridges. At the highest point, you’ll be 250 feet in the air!  Must be at least 10 years old and 95 pounds.

These tours include free photos!

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PETTIT CREEK FARMS

337 Cassville Road | Cartersville | 770-386-8688

Take family farm fun to a whole new level! The Aerial Adventure Course at Pettit Creek Farms is a great way to see the farm from above.

For ages 4+, the Aerial Adventure Course allows you to cross a swinging bridge, crawl through a cargo net, keep your balance on a log bridge, and more. This 35-minute course includes two zip lines.

Children between the ages of 4-10 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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BLUE HERON ADVENTURE

1000 Bay Ave. | Columbus | 706-321-4720

Ready to try something really crazy? How about ziplining from one state to another? Blue Heron Adventure Zip Line in Columbus, GA allows zippers to do just that — with one of their lines taking guests 1,200 feet across the Chattahoochee River from Georgia to Alabama.

Once in Phenix City, AL, participants can fly through the trees on a series of zip lines and bridges, before ziplining back to Georgia.

The Blue Heron Adventure Zip Line is the only dual zip line in the United States that connects two states.

You have several different packages to choose from at Blue Heron. The Blue Heron Adventure lets you experience all 7 ziplines, including the big ones across the river. The Flight of the Osprey includes just the 3 ziplines that take you across the river, the Blue Heron Aerial Course Experience lets you explore the two-level challenge course in Alabama, and the The Eagle Express Pass gives you 4 hours of unlimited adventure and front-of-the-line privileges.

Must be at least 10 years old and at least 70 pounds to participate in the ziplining. Kids must be at least 5 years old to participate in the Aerial Course.

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TREETOP QUEST

Dunwoody Location | 4770 N Peachtree Rd | Dunwoody | 770-365-0356
Gwinnett Location | 2020 Clean Water Dr. | Buford | 404-277-6113

Treetop Quest features two locations in Georgia — both at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center in Buford and in Dunwoody at Brook Run Park.

At the Gwinnett County location in Buford you’ll find 8 different courses, from beginner to extreme, with some letting kids as young as 4 join in on the fun. This location features over 120 obstacles and zip lines, and is full of family-friendly fun. This location is also home to Spider Quest, a separate, 1-hour harness-free obstacle course above a giant safety net.

The Dunwoody location features 6 different courses from beginner to difficult, and also offers the Chick Pea course for kids ages 4-6. This location has over 60 obstacles and zip lines.

Close-toed shoes are required.

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ZOO ATLANTA’S TREETOP TRAIL

800 Cherokee Avenue SE | Atlanta | 404-624-5600

Ready to walk on the wild side?! Zoo Atlanta’s Treetop Trail lets you experience the zoo from the perspective of some of the zoo’s amazing tree-dwellers. The trail includes rope ladders, bridges, nets, and tightropes on a two-level challenge course.

The Treetop Trail is open to all ages, but children must be at least 48 inches tall to participate without an adult.

If you think your child is too little for the Treetop Trail, don’t worry! Zoo Atlanta also has a Treetop Tykes Trail especially for kids under 48 inches tall. You’ll get to walk alongside your child without having to climb over or under any of the elements yourself.

Tickets for the Treetop Trail are purchased in addition to Zoo admission. The experience is not part of the All-Rides Wristband or Fun Pass. Guests may enjoy the trails for up to 30 minutes.

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OTHER ZIP LINE TOURS IN GEORGIA

  • Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge (Blue Ridge): This tour is just six miles from Downtown Blue Ridge. They offer a 1-hour and 2-hour options, along with an Aerial Challenge Course and a Zip & Raft Combo.
  • Blue Ridge Adventure Park (Blue Ridge): This park features four aerial courses and ziplines. The course features three levels of suspended bridges and tight ropes ranging from 15 to 50 feet in the air.
  • Nacoochee Adventures (Helen) They’ve got several fun zipline tours here, including one that includes a short hike into a gold mine afterwards!
  • Sunburst Adventures (Helen) You’ll find ziplining for the whole family, horseback riding, boating, cabin rentals, and more.
  • Cool River Zip Line (Helen) Ziplining, an adventure course, and an outdoor climbing wall can be found here.

6 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE ZIP LINING IN GA

If you’ve never been zip lining before — that’s okay! Zip lining is an adventure that can be experienced by anyone, including first-timers.

There are many different types of ziplining experiences, though, and it helps to know what you’re looking for. Here are a few of the things to consider before zip lining in GA.

UNDERSTAND THE REQUIREMENTS

Most zip lines and adventure courses have age, height or weight requirements (both minimum and maximum). Be sure you know before you get there if your youngest will be able to participate and if so, to what extent. Even if your child meets the minimum requirements, they may be limited in the zips or courses they can do.

You’ll also find that many have maximum weight limits for men and women. Make sure to check out this info before arrival.

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO GET OUT OF THE EXPERIENCE?

Looking to get over your fear of heights is totally different than seeking the maximum adrenaline rush. Ask questions about what level of guests they see most often.

If you’re new to zip lines, find out if there is a point of no return and the refund policy if you choose not to continue. For the thrill seeker, ask how they pair the groups — will you be waiting all day for a beginner to get over their nervousness?

You’ll also want to find out the expected tour time — is it a 1-hour, 2 or 3-hour, or a 1/2 day adventure?

IS IT A ZIPLINE OR OBSTACLE COURSE…OR BOTH?

Make sure the facility offers the type of experience you are expecting. Some canopy tours are just zip lines. Others offer treetop bridges, and some offer elevated ropes courses with various obstacles with or without zips.

If you just want to go on a zip line, ask how many are included in the course. If you really want adventure elements, find out exactly how many and what kind are on the course and if those elements are offered at an additional cost.

MAKE SURE PARTICIPANTS ARE UP TO THE TASKS

There is a reason these are called Adventure Tours. You must be able to walk and climb — even on the zip line tours. For the ropes type courses, you’ll be swinging, balancing and using any number of muscles you forgot you had.

Make sure that physically, everyone in your group is prepared!

DRESS THE PART

I learned the hard way that wearing running shorts isn’t the best ziplining attire. Those harnesses are not the most comfortable, especially if you’re pulling your shorts down the whole time! I definitely recommend leggings or pants for participating in this activity.

Also, footwear is extremely important. You cannot go ziplining in flip flops or open-toed shoes of any kind. Sneakers are your best bet. All ziplining tours require this, so you won’t be able to participate without the right shoes.

GET A LITTLE HELP FROM FRIENDS

All adventure courses have staff ready to assist guests. Some tours are guided and others are self-guided. As you would expect, on a guided tour, guides go with the guests and help them every step of the way.

Self-guided tours usually start with a brief instruction period before guests hit the course on their own, with staff available on the ground if needed.

Remember to bring some extra cash to tip your guides after a great experience.

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13+ Sensational Places for Zip Lining in Ga (+ Our Best Tips)