5 High-Flying Zipline Adventures Near Atlanta

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It makes sense that Atlanta—known as the city in the trees—is home to so many zipline adventures. Flying from treetop to treetop is the perfect way to shake the heat during our summer months, avoid the crowds, and pump the adrenaline. And, many places offer scaled-down versions for the littlest adventurers. Keep reading for our favorite places to go ziplining near Atlanta.

Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure

Chattahoochee Nature Center has partnered with American Adventure Park Systems and Historic Banning Mills to bring you Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures. Choose to do the Aerial Adventure Course, Zipline Canopy Tour, or both to see nature from a different perspective and spend a day in the trees.

Screaming Eagle is open weekends until Memorial Day. Reserve online or call 770-992-2055 x280.

9135 Willeo Road
Roswell, GA 30075
770-992-2055 ext. 280
Online: cncziplines.com

 

Treetop Quest

With two locations in Atlanta—Dunwoody and Gwinnett—Treetop Quest will challenge you physically and mentally as you maneuver from tree to tree through obstacles and zip-lines. Once you’re equipped, we’ll teach you how to operate your equipment and you’ll be able to swing through each course as many times as you want for 2.5 hours. Both locations offers adventures for ages 4 & up, plus a harness-free obstacle course area.

Dunwoody Location at Brook Run Park
2341 Peeler Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
770-365-0356

Gwinnett Location at The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center
2020 Clean Water Dr.
Buford, GA 30519
404-277-6113

Online: treetopquest.com

photo: S. Massey

Zoo Atlanta Treetop Trail

Experience the Zoo from the perspective of our planet’s amazing animal tree-dwellers. Zig, zag, climb, walk, and balance as you navigate a series of rope ladders, bridges, nets and tightrope-style foot lines on a two-level challenge. Participants will be safely secured and tethered with full-body harness and lanyard to an overhead tracking system.

800 Cherokee Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
404-624-9453
Online: zooatlanta.org

photo: S. Massey

Historic Banning Mills

Experience the largest zip line adventure park resort in the world—verified by Guinness World Records—that offers 135 ziplines that would take you 12 hours to complete if you tried to do the whole enchilada at once. For guests who want to stay over, you can spend the night in tree houses & other lodging, relax at the day spa, go horseback riding, and grab dinner.

205 Horseshoe Dam Road
Whitesburg, GA 30185
770-834-9149
Online: historicbanningmills.com

photo: S. Massey

SkyHike at Stone Mountain Park

Climb to new heights on one of the nation’s largest family adventure courses, where no two hikes are the same. Choose your path and challenge yourself while secured to the patented overhead safety system. While not a zip line, this aerial course allows you to explore via harness and cables suspended wooden bridges and other obstacles. Leap from one wooden slat to another. Balance on a single rope high above the ground, or climb to the top on vertical net bridges.

1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
800-401-2407
Online: stonemountainpark.com

—Shelley Massey

 

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