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Ziplining Around Harpers Ferry: Where to Go

Experience the rush of ziplining in Harper’s Ferry. It’s one of the top outdoor activities to add to your itinerary while staying in Harpers Ferry. Add a bit of adrenaline thrills to your getaway by strapping into a harness and soaring through the tree canopies of Harpers Ferry National Park, where you’ll be greeted with stunning views.

Ready for the ziplining thrill? Here are a few of our favorite nearby spots with fun courses for all ages and skill levels.

River Riders

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  • Address: 408 Alstadts Hill Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV
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Located right in Harpers Ferry and ranked one of the top outdoor activity providers in Harpers Ferry on TripAdvisor, River Riders is ready to give you the adrenaline rush of a lifetime with a view to match. Hold on tight because time flies here when you’re having family fun.

This local outfitter offers four different zip-lining activities tailored to your adventure cravings to make planning your trip to River Riders easy!

Guided Zipline Canopy Tour

Go on a 2.5-3-hour guided tour above the treetops. Race across ziplines extending 200 to 1000 feet long! Follow your guide while navigating seven ziplines. Platforms are accessed via five ladder climbs, and duck walk across two sky bridges. The latest addition is a 1,000-ft Over-the-River line to soar above the Potomac River. End with the TruBlue Jump, a 50-foot freewill rappel.

Superman Mega Zipline

It turns out, the DC Universe is just an hour outside Washington, DC! Lay Superman style as you race your friends across this 1,200-foot steel zipline. It’s the fastest zipline in the park.

Chicken Little’s Continuous Zipline

Bring the kids along for a thrill suitable for the little ones. This mini zipline course is for ages 4-6 and features multiple ziplines and an obstacle course.

Aerial Adventure Park

Get an immersive adventure on this elevated obstacle course. It’s designed with nine obstacles, including ziplines. It’s self-guided and takes approximately two hours to complete.

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center

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Harpers Ferry Adventure Center is a must-visit location for river, aerial, and land activities. Take your adventure to new heights with aerial adventures that feature ziplining, or make it a day of fun by combining it with other activities available at the center.

Zipline Canopy Tour

Ready for a thrill? This zipline course will have you screaming for fun. The Zipline Canopy Tour is the premier course, delivering 90 minutes to two hours of fun. All riders start with a practice zipline on the ground to learn the ropes (no pun intended). When you’re ready, ascend to the official course, sitting up four stories above the ground.

The course features seven ziplines extending up to 425 feet long. Each platform is themed with fun names like Stairway to Heaven, One and Done, Blue Ridge Bridge, Geronimo, and Hunter’s Landing.

Between platforms, you’ll encounter the 100-foot sky bridge suspended in the air. Keep your eyes open during your flight because you’ll get one of the best views—Virginia in the distance, Maryland across the river, and the canopies above West Virginia.

Double Up

Opt for the zipline packages if you’re craving more adventure. Pair ziplining with whitewater rafting on the choppy Potomac River, flat water tubing down the gentle Shenandoah River, or climbing through the three-level ropes course designed with 60+ aerial obstacles.

River & Trail Outfitters

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  • Address: 99 Cary Lu Cir Unit 108, Harpers Ferry, WV
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Let your best Tarzan yell as you step off the platform and zip down the zipline course at River & Trail Outfitters at top speeds. This adventure company will gear you up for a thrilling ride above Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’s forested landscapes.

The Zipline Adventure

The Zipline Adventure was built for speed and elevation. Treetops of Oaks and Pines tickle the soles of your feet while speeding along the 840-foot zipline. Tuck your knees to reach top speeds, or practice your flying squirrel position to slow down upon arriving at the platform. The best part is that everyone gets a second ride for free!

Aerial Adventure Course and Climbing Wall

River & Trail offers packages to combine ziplining with land or water recreation. Maintain your high with an Aerial Adventure Course and Climbing Wall add-on.

Zip and Splash Package

The Zip and Splash Package helps you cool off with kayaking, canoeing, and river tubing. Or turn up the adrenaline by biking along the C&O Canal. The company operates four locations near Harpers Ferry, with shuttle transportation available between outposts. Check-in for ziplining is located at the Knoxville, MD Outpost, just a 10-minute drive away from Harpers Ferry.

Tree Trekkers Frederick Outdoor Adventure

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The Tree Trekkers Aerial Adventure and Zipline Park is just 25 minutes outside Downtown Harpers Ferry in Frederick, MD. It’s one of the largest sites for ziplining near Harpers Ferry, covering 30 acres! Put your skills to the test on your choice of 16 courses designed to simultaneously give you a challenge and excitement.

Timber Trek Course

Each color-coded trail on the Timber Trek Course starts at the same platform before splitting into 16 unique courses. There are more than 40 ziplines throughout the course, with various obstacles between each platform.

Choose the Double Purple Trail for beginners and kids. The Yellow Trail is an easy/average course with multiple ziplines. The Red Trails have dedicated zipline courses: Red River Run has nine ziplines, and Delta Dash has five ziplines.

These trails are self-guided and feature a complete obstacle course for each. It’s a great way to combine ziplining with other aerial fun as you explore up to 65 feet above the ground.

Best Time to Go Ziplining in Harpers Ferry

Ziplining in Harpers Ferry is a seasonal activity. These locations are open for activities between spring and fall but are closed during the winter. If you’re planning to zipline during your visit to Harpers Ferry, you can take advantage of activity and season pass deals during the winter for the upcoming season.

Keep in mind that all activities are subject to change due to weather.

Fall Foliage

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One of the popular times to go ziplining is during the fall. The woodlands of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park showcase colorful fall foliage, and the weather is perfect for spending time outdoors.

New Additions in Spring

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Look out for new additions to the parks that frequently happen while reopening in the spring. We’ve seen these parks add new zipline courses and other activities to give you more excitement every time you visit.

Cabin Rental Stays Near Harpers Ferry

Ziplining in Harpers Ferry is the perfect family adventure to add some excitement to your luxury getaway. Find cabin rentals near Harpers Ferry to unwind after a day of outdoor fun.


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