Looking to add a little adrenaline to your next vacation? There’s no better way to kick your getaway into high gear than a visit to Ridge Runner Ziplines in Murphy NC. At Ridge Runner, you’ll enjoy a fully guided canopy tour through the beautiful Andrews Valley of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this popular Murphy attraction.
The Ridge Runner Course
The Ridge Runner course has 11 awesome lines and one suspension bridge. Guests will zip over a mile through the forest while clipped onto one-half inch steel cables. The lines are as long as 600 feet in length, as much as 80 feet above the forest floor, and reach speeds up to 30 miles per hour! The course is inspected daily, weekly, monthly and annually to insure the safety of the cables and platforms.
What to Expect
A canopy tour at Ridge Runner takes about two hours. First, guests get an instruction session on how to ride the ziplines, the equipment, and safety procedures. Then, each rider is provided with a harness, leather gloves, helmet, safety lines, a trolley and carabiners, all of which have been thoroughly inspected by the Ridge Runner staff. Finally, the rider is connected to the cable at the trolley and the safety lines, and it’s time to start your zipline adventure!
There are three short hikes between launching points to gain elevation, so guests must be physically healthy and able to hike on mountain trails for short distances of 20 to 35 feet each. Closed-toe shoes are required, and no flip flops are allowed. Pants or long shorts are recommended, long hair has to be tied back, and one cannot wear loose jewelry.
To schedule a canopy tour, visit the official Ridge Runner website or give them a call at 828-421-8119.
Where to Stay
When you stay at Mountain Country Cabin Rentals, you’ll be just around the corner from the best ziplines in Murphy NC! Your family will love our spectacular amenities, including mountain views, fire pits, hot tubs, foosball tables, and so much more. Start planning your next vacation by checking out our Murphy NC Cabins page or calling our friendly staff at 877-837-5551.