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“Well worth it!”

Bear Mountain Ziplines
Ranked #1 of 3 Tours in Luray
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Go ahead, get carried away...at Bear Mountain Ziplines in Luray, VA. Our Mama Bear Zipline tour includes 7 ziplines, for a total of 2700 ft of line racing through the forest canopy at up to 35 miles an hour. The last 1000 ft stretch brings you out over a meadow to land on the tower above our 3-story Bear Scramble climbing wall. Your trip starts with a rustic ride up a mountain road behind the tractor, where you’ll get comfortable with the zipline safety gear and procedures on the training zipline. Our professional guides have all been trained according to Association of Challenge Course (ACCT) requirements. We can confidently offer a safe as well as invigorating experience. We also offer a Bear Scramble climbing wall. Scramble up our 3-story climbing wall to ring the bell at the top. Our wall has multiple ascent paths and accommodates two climbers at a time, so you can come with a group and race your friends to the top! Access to the wall is available in half-hour increments, giving users many chances to improve their times, or try out a trickier path up. We use a state-of-the-art auto-belay system, allowing climbers to use the wall unassisted and rappel down under supervision by our certified guides. Please note that participants must weigh between 70 and 250 lbs and be at least 8 years of age to participate in the Mama Bear Zipline tour. The Bear Scramble can accommodate guests who weigh between 50 and 300 lbs.
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Well worth it!”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We searched reviews for fun things to do after visiting the caverns. Everything we heard was spot on. Was the highlight of the vacation. Our daughter 8 & son 10 had a fantastic time. Guides were top notch, will definitely come back this fall and again next summer when the other zip lines open up. Would recommend this activity to families looking for a unique and over the top experience.

Visited August 2012
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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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“Great Family Time!”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

We wanted to try something new this camping trip and the Zip line was it. We had a great time and Bear Mountain Zip lines didn't let us down. It was within walking distance from Jellystone Campground and the staff was amazing. Make sure you get Brad as a guide; he caters to cowards, especially small kids. We highly recommend to families and we will definitely do it again when we come back in October.

Visited August 2012
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3 reviews
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“***Unique one of a kind experience! A must do for families!***”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We came to Luray to see the caverns and were searching online for some other things for our family to do in the area and we came across Bear Mountain Ziplines and thought we would give this a try. We reserved a spot very easily online and when we arrived we were greeted by our guides and the owners. They were all very personable and helpful. There were four of us, 42, 39, 12 and 10 (one of us very afraid of heights) but the guides set us all at ease and explained everything to us thoroughly and after the first practice run we were all feeling confident. We had to guys as our guides, I feel bad we didn't get their names, they were fantastic and we would highly recommend them. They were very helpful to the younger ones and joked with us throughout our time there and made it feel very relaxing. This was definitely one of the main highlights of our trip and we highly recommend them to families visiting the area! We will surely be back to do this again! Thanks again to the kind, friendly staff!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Had a great time - A Must Do!”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We went this past weekend to give it a try having never done this before. It was great. The staff are great and the guides provide the right balance of great instruction, safety, and adventure for the tour. Bear Mountain Ziplines is really a class act. Cannot wait to go back. - Nate D.

Visited August 2012
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Vienna, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“8 Thumbs Up!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

We had the best family adventure ever at Bear Mountain Ziplines. Ages 52, 47, 18, and 11 and everybody, even the grumpy old man who never does anything, LOVED this activity. Big Thank You to Austin and Theresa, who were great guides. We are going back next year. Note: go ahead and reserve your time... we thought it was a walk up/no resvervations thing, and was closed due to T-Storms, went back the next day after making a reservation. So glad we didn't skip this place. This was a stretch for our budget, and was worth every dime.

Visited August 2012
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