Zip Line Adventures!

Helpful Information

Our zip line levels are designed as a progression system. Levels 1-4 include the previous levels. Each level ends close to the lodge, giving our guests the option to upgrade to the next level and continue the tour if they wish.  Meaning if you are signed up for level 2 and decide you love it and wish to continue on, you always have the option to do that prior to ending your tour!

Please remember to fill out your online waiver after booking your reservation!

Reservations are highly recommended to ensure we will have a tour ready for you when you arrive!

*New* Our Zip Line & Adventure Tours Include Free Photos

Our team of experienced Guides will capture your Zip Line and Adventure Experience while you are on the course. Provide us with your email address and we will send you all the photos taken while on your adventure! Each participant that wishes to receive photos must provide a valid email address. #makingmemorieslast

Level 1: Forest Or Woodland Tour

It all starts here!

Glide among old growth trees in a deep hardwood forest.
Enjoy 9 zip lines, one or two Sky bridges and a cool tower. The Forest tour and Woodland tour, are designed with families in mind and has a lower weight limit of 50 lbs so some of the smaller ones in the family can participate.

Tour Time (including gear up): 1 – 1 ½ hours.
(Times are estimates and depend on fear factor, group number, and physical ability.)

Ages: Children ages 8 and up. (see restrictions for full disclosure)

Please Note:

  • Minimum: 8 years old and at least 50 lbs
  • Maximum: weight of 250lbs for ladies and 285lbs for men for this Adventure.
  • Discounts DO NOT apply to the Level 1 Tours at Banning Mills.

You can upgrade to the next tour at the end of every tour (if time allows and you meet the weight/age requirements).

Price: $49 per person.

Level 2: The Flight Pattern Zip Line Canopy Tour

Get ready for MORE big thrills and continue to- Level 2 – The Flight Pattern Zip Line Tour!

You will start to get a bit more extreme on this course, flying over 900 and 1,000 foot-long ziplines as you go down a line 200 feet high above Snake Creek Gorge. This tour allows you to get up close to Mother Nature with another 9 sky bridge walks, ranging up to 80 feet in height. You will experience a total of 12 zip lines and up to 10 sky bridges, crossing the Lost Gorge two times.

Tour Time (including gear up):  1 ½ – 2 ½ hours.

(Times are estimates and depend on fear factor, group number, and physical ability)

Please Note:

  • Minimum: 10 years old and at least 90 lbs. is required.
  • Maximum: 250 lbs. for women and 285 lbs. for men.

Remember, if you love it and want to keep going after level 2, just tell the guides and you can upgrade and pay the difference at check out!

Price: $79 per person (The Flight Pattern Zip Line Tour INCLUDES Level 1 – Forest/Woodlands Tour)

Level 3: The Flight Pattern Plus Zip Line Canopy Tour

Are you ready for High Speeds?  This tour includes the double Big Daddy Zip Line!
At 1500 feet long, you can soar at speeds up to 55 to 60 mph.  End the tour at another high speed, 900-foot long Swoop line along the beautiful Snake Creek
Tour time (including gear up): Approximately 2 ½ – 3 ½ hours long.

(Times are estimates and depend on fear factor, group number, and physical ability)

Please Note: Tour INCLUDES the Forest Tour and Flight Pattern Tours.

  • Minimum: 10 years old and at least 90 lbs.
  • Maximum: 250 lbs. for women and 285 lbs. for men.

The Flight Pattern Plus Zip Line Canopy Tour is just PART of the World’s Largest Zip Line Canopy Tour, and is an amazing Eco Zip Line adrenaline rush!

Level 3:  participants can add-on our 3400-foot long zip line, the amazing “Flight of the Falcon!” This zip line is one of the longest and most exciting in the world! You can experience the feeling of flight for an additional $49, and experience five additional zip lines and two more sky bridges!

Total Price: $99 per person.

Level 4: The Extreme Zip Line Canopy Tour

Looking for an EXTREME Adventure? This is the tour for YOU!
After taking the ride down Big Daddy, traverse above the beautiful Snake Creek Gorge on several unique suspension bridges! Take the ultimate trek on Sky Trek, a 600 foot long monster suspension bridge over 100 feet above the creek! Ride the 1000 foot long Predator zip line back across the creek and begin your climb up our 100 foot tall tower to soar down Screaming Eagle! Screaming Eagle is 2,500 feet long and goes 70-75 mph! This tour is a true aerial expedition!
Tour time (including gear up): Approximately 3.5 – 4 hours long.

(Times are estimates and depend on fear factor, group number, and physical ability)

Please Note: Tour INCLUDES the Forest Tour, Pattern Tour, and Pattern Plus Tour.

  • Minimum: 10 years old and at least 90 lbs.
  • Maximum: 250 lbs. for women and 285 lbs. for men.

The Extreme Zip Line Canopy Tour is just PART of the World’s Largest Zip Line Canopy Tour, and is an amazing Eco Zip Line adrenaline rush!

Level 4:  participants can add-on our 3400-foot long zip line, the amazing “Flight of the Falcon!” This zip line is one of the longest and most exciting in the world! You can experience the feeling of flight for an additional $49, and experience five additional zip lines and two more sky bridges!

Total Price: $149 per person.

The All Day Rush (ADR) Tour

The All Day Rush (ADR) Zip Line Tour at Historic Banning Mills is eight hours of extreme fun without having to do any of the course twice! 

There is no other experience like this in the world of zip line. As much fun as you can fit in 8 hours!

We jam pack some amazing aerial adventures in “one” 8 hour period to include: level 1 – 4 tours,  Ridge Runner Tour, Flight of the Falcon, the Aerial Adventure Challenge Park called the Terminator, and the Power free fall: whatever you can fit into the 8 hour period.

The Ridge Runner Tour is an Ultimate Zip line tour.  You step off the Screaming Eagle Tower and hurdle down through a tunnel of trees at a speed that will almost take your breath away before you realize it, you are at one of the ridges of Snake Creek  Gorge and suddenly shot out 20 stories HIGH into the open air.

This is ONE OF THREE – 1/2 – mile long Super zip lines that will surely get your heart racing and bring a big smile to your face!  The AMAZING FLIGHT OF THE FALCON-One of our Longest Extreme Zip lines at 3400 ft long!– Fly down like Super Man! Don’t forget the 100 ft Free Fall! A true “Step of Faith”

To do the All Day Rush tour: you must weigh a minimum of 115 lbs since it includes the Flight of the Falcon.

The All Day Rush tour!  The only one like it in the World!

The ADR allows guest to experience extreme aerial adventures in an eight hour period. It can include levels 1-4 plus the Ridge Runner Tour, the Aerial Adventure Challenge Park (AKA the Terminator Corner), The Flight of the Falcon and our 100 Foot Power Free Fall! The Ridge Runner Tour is an Ultimate Zip line Experience. After climbing our Screaming Eagle Tower, you step off a platform and fly through a tunnel of trees at breath-taking speeds. Before you know it, you find yourself at one of the ridges of Snake Creek Gorge and 20 stories (200 FEET) above the ground. This is just ONE of THREE- ½ – mile long zip lines that will get your heart racing and put a BIG smile on your face! The 100 ft Free Fall is breathtaking and the Flight of the Falcon is our longest zip line at 3400 ft long: Fly like Super Man!

Tour Time: Up to 8 hours (including gear up and instruction)

Price: $249 per person (price includes lunch at the main lodge with your guides). NO discounts for the All Day Rush

Please Note: Guests must weigh at least 115 lbs. for the ADR Tour, men must weigh no more than 285 lbs. and women no more than 250 lbs. There must be at least two participants to open an All Day Rush Tour.

The Two Day Rush Tour

The Two Day Rush at Banning Mills is the ONLY way to do our entire zip line course WITHOUT having to do anything twice!

In the Zip Line world, IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!

The Two Day Rush is 16 hours of extreme zip line adventure. Enjoy 100 zip lines, 72 sky bridges, and if there’s time left, anything else you would like to do again! We are the only zip line course in the world that offers a tour like this!

Tour Time: 16 hours (two consecutive 8 hour days)  (includes gear up and instruction)

Tour Price: $468 (Price includes lunch both days at the main lodge with your guides)

NO discounts available for the Two Day Rush Tour. 

The Two Springs Tours

Two Springs Tour

Experience 18 zip lines ranging from 180′ long up to the 1800′ ‘Screamer’ and 8 cable/traverse bridges that zigzag across the beautiful Two Springs Lake. Enjoy a gorgeous view of the lake and giant Oak trees on these faster, more advanced zip lines anywhere from 20′-150′ high. This course will also include Level One Beginning Forest Tour.

Tour Time: 1.5 – 2 hours including gear up and safety speeches

Price: $99 Per Person

Note: Min. weight/Age: 90lbs/ 10yrs of age

Two Springs All Day

Experience our highly sought after Two Springs Zipline Canopy Tour, Power Free Fall, AMAZING Flight of the Falcon line and Lunch!    

  • Restrictions Apply
  • Note: Guests must weigh at least 115 lbs. for the Two Springs All Day Tour, men must weigh no more than 285 lbs. and women no more than 250 lbs. There must be at least two participants to open a Two Springs All Day Tour.

Price:  $179 per person (2 person minimum to book)

Click each to learn more:  Flight of The Falcon,  Power FreeFall

Crazy Squirrel Village

Our New aerial adventure course is now open! Multiple layers of fun for almost the whole family. The Lower Tier will allow our smallest thrill seekers (must be 4 years old or older) to experience the rush of adventure on their own size scale. Obstacles and zip lines are sure to have the little ones having the time of their lives. The Upper Tier is a must do a challenge for 9-year-olds and up! This new course features the World-Renowned VTI Continuous Belay System which we use to ensure maximum safety. The Upper Tier is another great way to team build with your group if you want something a little less traditional.

Tier 1

Children must be at least 4 years old, and will experience five zip lines and nine aerial elements with height ranges from four feet to 20 feet off the ground. Children 4 to 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent or assigned guardian. Children over 9 years old may go out by themselves but must be able to reach a height of 44 inches.

Approximate Tour Time: 1.5 to 2.5 hours of fun including gear up

Price: $22.95 per person

Tier 2

Participants must be at least 9 years old to do the second tier. Children 9 to 11 years old must be accompanied by and adult or assigned guardian.Children over 11 may go out by themselves but must be able to reach 70 inches. The second tier features 38 different aerial elements including zip lines and unique aerial challenges with heights from 15 to 60 ft off the ground. This tier is split into two sections, allowing a break in the middle for water!

Approximate Tour Time: 2 to 3 hours of fun including gear up

Price: $49.95 per person

*Combo Tour: You can do both levels for $59.95 per person.*

Zip Line Tour Add-On Options

RIDGE RUNNER TOUR:

Take on our Screaming Eagle Ridge Runner zip line, the third of our three half mile long zip lines. PLUS 3 more long and scenic zip lines and canopy walks far down into the Snake Creek Gorge. Beautiful views and amazing zip lines!

Ridge Runner is the perfect add on for those looking to squeeze a few more amazing zip lines out of their adventure.

The Ridge Runner zip lines take you over and around the old paper mill located deep in the Snake Creek Gorge! This area of our course is full of history and beautiful natural scenery!

*Add on to level 3 or 4 only.

$29.00 per person

FLIGHT OF THE FALCON:

Must be at least 115 lbs to do this add-on due to the line being 3400 ft long. Fly like superman for 3400ft parallel to Snake Creek Gorge. Then traverse another five zip lines and two sky bridges. You’ll pass over and under many other areas of the zip line and aerial adventure course, giving you a birds eye view of the surrounding area!

Please note, that high outside temperatures change cable elasticity and may prohibit some of our heavier guests from participating! Our zip line facilitators check the elasticity of this zip line before each tour to ensure a safe rider envelope through our tree canopy and in approaching the receiving platform. The maximum participant weight limit decreases as the cable becomes more elastic. This is measured to ensure every guest’s and guide’s safety.

*Add on to level 3 or 4 only.
$49.00 per person

POWER FREE FALL:

Climb 100 feet up our adventure tour… and take a step off! Sounds simple right?! This is the ultimate leap of faith! Historic Banning Mills is home to the only 100 foot free fall on the East Coast. Zip to and from the Adventure Tower on two different 900 foot zip lines 150 feet above Snake Creek!

The Power Free Fall is NOT a bungee jump, but a controlled fall that is very safe. Our Power Free Fall uses the Power Fan Free Fall, a High Rescue device developed by German engineers. The device allows you to descend at almost full velocity before smoothly letting you land firmly on your feet.

The design of the Power Fan allows for repeated descents, with minimum maintenance required. The self-contained recall system uses DROPE instead of cable. DROPE has twice the tensile strength of wire rope of the same diameter, causing it to be five times more resistant to fatigue and is not prone to rust.

The exciting 100 Foot Power Free Fall is found ONLY at Historic Banning Mills, and can be done in conjunction with the World’s Largest Zip Line Canopy Tour, the Screaming Eagle Zip Line Canopy Tours.

Our facilitators are CPR, Wilderness First Responder and High Rescue Trained. We meet and exceed all ACCT & PRCA guidelines. Proceeds go to the 501c3 conservation and history center, preserving the Snake Creek Gorge by Adventure.

*Add on to level 2 through 4.

$29.00 per person (includes two jumps)

TERMINATOR CORNER:

An extreme aerial adventure course that will be sure to get your heart racing. Not for the faint of heart! This is the ultimate aerial challenge!

Terminator Corner offers 12 extreme challenge elements, up to 80 feet off the ground! Try the swinging plans, the Tarzan Slide, Loop the Loops and more, all without touching the ground.

Terminator Corner is physically challenging, and safety is emphasized. This is an adventure for the brave at heart. You can reserve the Terminator Corner by itself or as an add-on to our zip line canopy tours.

Please allow an additional 1-2 hours added to your estimated tour time depending on your comfort level and physical ability.

*Add on to level 2 through 4.

$29.00 per person

**Note: If you just want to do the Terminator course only, we will open the course for a group of 10 or more at a rate of $49.00 per person

Zip Line Canopy Tours FAQ's

(Forest/Woodland tour): we allow a minimum weight of 50lbs and 8 years old. All other tours: minimum weight of 90 lbs and 10 years old. Max weight for ladies is under 250 lbs and for the guys: under 285 lbs. We will weigh our guests if we deem it necessary. The Flight of the Falcon: minimum weight is 115 lbs.  No exceptions due to the length of this zipline.

This is not recommended for those with moderate to severe heart and/or respiratory difficulties, recent surgeries,  any time beyond the first trimester pregnancies or those with moderate to severe musculo-skeletal problems. You must have full range of motion, use of both lower and upper extremities. This is considered a moderate to heavy physical workout!

Get ready for the ultimate thrill! You must be able to climb two 65 foot towers a 100 ft tower and maybe a 150ft tower. Must have good balance capabilities and be able to walk on uneven terrain, have full range of motion in both of your upper and lower extremities and be able to control one’s speed of travel along the zip lines by resting your gloved hand on the pulley and cable systems if necessary. Must be able to understand verbal instructions and be able to pull yourself along cables  in case you lose momentum before reaching any said platform.

There must be at least two participants to do any of the aerial adventures.

Guinness World Records

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS HAS DECLARED SCREAMING EAGLE AT BANNING MILLS (US) THE LONGEST & LARGEST ZIPLINE CANOPY TOUR IN THE WORLD!!! No Kidding !!

AND, we could very well be one of the Safest! type courses. Our Zipline Canopy Tours are the only courses with a Patented, Closed Belay System installed from start to end! No more transfer 1&2..you are never disconnected until you are on the ground!

The World’s Longest & Largest Zipline Canopy Tour. We have 6 levels to choose from: (About 51,000 lineal feet) That’s almost 10 miles of Zip lines and GIANT Sky Bridges (Some 600 feet long) at Historic Banning Mills Adventure Park! We were and Are the pioneers in high speed and extreme zip lines. The best and extreme zip line canopy tours in the world!