Sky Valley Zip Tours
Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We provide the best zip line adventures in western North Carolina. Three tours are offered: 1) Canopy Tour: A thrilling ATV ride leads to 10 zip lines, a 45' vertical descent off a rock face, and a 120' cable bridge over a 35' cascading waterfall. Cross the valley from 300' above its floor. Must be 10 years old and 70-250 lbs. to participate. 2) Kid Zip: Called the Whistle Pig Adventure Park, our kids' zip line is a miniature version of the Canopy Tour. Includes 7 zips, a small bridge, and a 20' slide out of the trees. Kids can play for up to 2 hours and zip through the course as many times as they can. An adult chaperone can relax in the viewing area or walk around just below the kids to take pictures and cheer them on. A covered picnic shelter and water are provided. Children must be 4 years old and be able to reach 48" high. 3) Night Flight: Starting after dark on select weekends, this moonlit tour covers the first half of the Canopy Tour course and ends with the cliff jump.
Blowing Rock, North Carolina

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2022

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Pete Peterson
2 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
John-Luke, Grace, Lauren, and Daniel headed our trip and it was overall very epic. All of them were very knowledgeable and safety driven. John-Luke did most of the talking, while the other three held down the fort. Grace operated from behind the group and was an expert at hooking and unhooking the clips onto the line. Daniel when I asked him about his opinion on the Industrial Revolution, said he had none. Based. Lauren put up a latter at one of the platforms like a pro, and she could def amos @ppeterson272. John-Luke has no shortage of epic facts and stories along with making sure nobody died. Also he is a great photographer. Overall great course with good views and very friendly staff.
Written June 13, 2020
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tpacci
1 contribution
Jul 2020
This was an incredible experience. Rebekah and Chesney were our guides and they were safety conscious, very detailed, and entertaining. They explained the procedures as well as the scenery and showed us various ways to zip depending on our size and weight to make sure we made it to the end of each line without landing too hard. The scenery was amazing. The picture package was well-worth the money as we had over 100 pictures to download and share.I highly recommend Sky Valley for your zip lining experience.
Written July 14, 2020
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Juliann G
5 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
What a blast! Five girls, some who had zip-lined before and some who hadn’t, had an excellent time. The views were incredible, and Yozzi and Thomas were wicked nice. We shared A LOT of laughs. 10/10 would recommend. We’re already thinking of coming back in the fall when the leaves are changing or a nighttime experience to see the stars.

Remember guys: dodge caravans are the best, excuses are the nails that build the house of failure, and word pronunciation is relative
Written March 20, 2022
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David B
6 contributions
Aug 2022
The main problem with Sky Valley is that customers are not advised in advance that they might be kicked off of the course at any time, if an instructor is unhappy with their skill. Yes, it's for the customer's own good, as they sternly say as you're being kicked off -- but there was no warning in advance before paying $100, and there is a motorized vehicle waiting at the bottom of the tree to take you away and back to the shop where you'll be bored waiting several hours for the others in your group to finish. This happened to us. We didn't even know where she'd gone but assumed she'd just decided it was too scary and hence had left the second tree platform. A partial refund was provided, but only after demanding it.

Also, the instructors are a strange combination of friendly and unfriendly. The introductory lesson and instructions are presented as if it's some kind of fast-paced comedy show with no particular emphasis on the parts that are key safety rules. They're presented as if it's a joke and just perfunctory information that's necessary before climbing onto a platform. You will be scolded if you put your gloved hand in front of the slide when slowing down at the finish of the zip line. After I mistakenly did that once, and then was warned about it midway the course, I didn't enjoy the rest of the course because I was afraid the rather friendly but unfriendly (at the same time) guide would smile at me and sweetly say that I was now kicked off the course, were I to make the mistake again. ("I'm not comfortable with your abilities, so you must now leave the course.")

Also, there are too many breaks so that the guides can take photos, which are used as a moneymaker (a copy of the photos) at the end of the course. This means the course takes longer than it should (about 3 hours). It would have been more assuring and efficient for the guides to pay full attention to the participants coming down the zip line rather than trying to get a photo first, then jumping back to a position to stop the participant if he or she was going too fast.

Also, the form for release from liability (which comes by email) is way too broad. You're waiving their being liable for damages for accidents even if they are caused by the "GROSS NEGLIGENCE: or "intentional acts" of the operator, under the express terms of the waiver. Gee, you're not responsible even if a guide or the maintenance crew is found by a court to have committed "gross negligence"? That's going too far, especially when paying $100. The operator can darned well buy insurance for any liability it might have for some negligent act on the part of an employee. They would not be able to get insurance for gross negligence or an intentional act because that's something the operator could and should be able to control.
Written September 16, 2022
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Suzanne K
Cary, NC7 contributions
Jul 2020
There are some things to know before you go; the web site states that "We have reduced tour sizes to allow for more social space." However, we were a tour size of nine - my husband, my son, myself, two guides, and another four person family. We all wore masks but there was absolutely ZERO opportunity for social distancing as the platforms, especially on the 3 practice runs are TINY. We were almost touching each other.

The guides seemed distracted and provided little individualized instruction. I did not feel safe so opted out after the first 3 runs; my husband and son went on to have a good enough time. The owner kindly refunded the money for my ticket, which we appreciated. This seems to be an amazing operation - just be careful about the group size.
Written July 2, 2020
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tmcbean
Charlotte, NC6 contributions
Aug 2020
Sky Valley Zip Tours are a great way to have fun with your family and friends. We went with a family of four (two teens, two adults) and none of us had ever gone ziplining. With most of us having a fear of heights, our guides Abby and Tristan made us feel very safe and prepared before our very first zip. After the first to second line, we forgot about our fear and had a great time. This was thrilling and there were AMAZING views. There were ten lines to zip on including a 60 foot cliff jump and a swinging bridge over a beautiful waterfall! Our guides had a great sense of humor yet also did a great job making sure we were safe and felt safe the entire way through. Most importantly this was a very fun experience and we really recommend Sky Valley Zip Tours!
Written August 13, 2020
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JGaither
South Venice, FL6 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
My two daughters (8) and (6) had a BLAST! Their instructor Sydney was so awesome and caring. She made sure they were confident and ready to tackle the course. My youngest was very scared of heights and she walked her through each step and ensured she left the platform and after that she fell in love with it.

My daughters had such a good time and the building was very clean and tidy.

The other staff at the main check-in was very nice as well and super kid friendly.

The kids course was close to 10 to 15 feet high but also low ones too. The course was super safe and there was no way for the kids to become unsafe which was a huge plus.
Written July 7, 2020
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JMRB
1 contribution
Jul 2020
Great experience. We had Lauren and Rebecca who are two ex-army members. I’m not particularly fond of heights but they made it a fun experience. You could tell they knew what they were doing and were properly, well and extensively trained. When one of the members of our party opted out of zipping after getting up onto the platform, they were understanding, compassionate and considerate. The views from the lines were breathtaking. All around a great time and 100% worth the money.
Written July 27, 2020
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Brittani E
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
Jun 2020
I highly recommend Sky alley Zip tours. They were super friendly and made it a fun experience for everyone in the group. My tour guides were TJ and Harley, they were awesome!! The rope bridge and cliff jump really set sky Valley apart from any other ziplining tour.
Written June 29, 2020
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Ghutchins
27 contributions
Jul 2020
The experience was really great! Much better than the two other Zip Lines I've done in this area. On top of the fun of zip lining, they gave better safety orientation than the other places. The tour was fun for all ages. Our group ranged from about 11 years old to 70+ (my wife and I). The balaying and rope bridge were added attractions that I didn't expect to enjoy as much as I did.
Written July 28, 2020
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