Must-Do Outdoor Adventures
Are you looking for adventurous outdoor activities or exciting things to do in Asheville? Well, look no further… The Adventure Center of Asheville offers Asheville’s Best Outdoor Adventures, just 5 minutes from downtown. Enjoy expansive views of the Asheville skyline from Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures or hop on one of our top-end mountain bikes and learn the meaning of “flow” on our on-site trail system created and groomed for the KOLO Bike Park. Looking for a unique and exciting challenge? Then head up into the trees at Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, an elevated obstacle course with five levels of difficulty. Bringing the kids? Check out KidZip, America’s first zipline adventure designed for kids under 10.
If an off-road adventure sounds like fun, check out our Adventure Mountain Off Road Tours in Barnardsville, NC. Drive or Ride our Guided Tours in 4-person Off-Road Vehicles (ORV) on 200 acres of scenic mountain trails climbing up 1,400 feet on Adventure Mountain. With an elevation of 4,200 feet at the peak, Adventure Mountain off-road trails travel through hardwood forests and extreme mountain terrain. Start with a training area to develop your off-road skills, then follow our guide for hours of fun on narrow trails, rock and log obstacles, hill climbs, and spectacular views.
Asheville Treetops Adventure Park
Asheville Treetops Adventure Park is an exciting Asheville Attraction comprised of over 77 unique climbing, rolling, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling challenges on 7 aerial trails anchored to over 30 trees and towering poles tucked into a wooded park just minutes from downtown Asheville. Reservations are suggested!
Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures
Take flight on a zipline canopy tour just minutes from downtown Asheville, yet surprisingly set amongst 150+ year old majestic white and red oaks. Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures offers the best of many worlds. It is convenient and exciting, it is urban with views of downtown Asheville, and it is set on a 124 acre resort and designated tree preserve perched in and amongst some of the oldest and largest oak trees in Asheville. Reservations are suggested!
KidZip is Asheville’s greatest kid’s adventure! Bring the whole family to experience all of the Adventure Center of Asheville.
Kid Zip is America’s first zipline adventure designed for kids 4-10 years old. It includes 9 Ziplines and 4 fun climbing elements. It is a self-guided tour with the exception of an adult escort. The ziplines range from 50 feet to 250 feet long. They range from 25 feet high to ground level. Reservations are suggested!
KOLO Bike Park
Did you say Kolo? Yes, it rhymes with flow. Here you’ll find about 4 miles of purpose -built mountain bike trail on rolling terrain designed for all levels of rider to experience flow.
The park is designed for all rider levels. Whether you’re just learning, taking it easy, or looking to push your edge a bit – you can find a taste of it at Kolo Bike Park.
Call the Welcome Center for booking at 828.225.2921
*off property rentals may be booked online.
Just for Kids!
ACA offers programs just for Kids all year long! Fall 2023, Kolo Bike Park offers a monthly afterschool club in September, October and November. AND Fall Saturday Shred Sessions.
Mountain Bike & eBike Rentals
Bike rentals are available for use both at the park or for your own Asheville cycling adventure anywhere in our Western North Carolina mountains. We’ll be glad to tell you where to find some other great Asheville biking trails and roads.
Our inventory of available bicycles for rent includes front suspension mountain bikes, dual suspension mountain bikes, kid’s bikes, road bikes, city/comfort bikes, and even Mountain eBikes!
Our bike rentals and E-MTB rentals can be used at our park, or around the many Ebike friendly destinations in Western North Carolina.
Adventure Mountain Off-Road Tours
Experience our ultimate driving (and riding) off-road experience at Adventure Moutain in Barnardsville, NC, just 20 minutes from Asheville.
Drive or Ride our Guided Tours in 4-person Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) on 200 acres of scenic mountain trails climbing up 1,400 feet on Adventure Mountain. With an elevation of 4,200 feet at the peak, Adventure Mountain off-road trails travel through hardwood forests and extreme mountain terrain. Start with a training area to develop your off-road skills, then follow our guide for hours of fun on narrow trails, rock and log obstacles, hill climbs, and spectacular views.
ACA Birthday Parties
At the Adventure Center of Asheville, there are so many unique outdoor Birthday Party options in one location at our Kid Zip, Treetops Adventure Park, and Kolo Bike Park!
Stepping out of your comfort zone and riding a hang glider that is 30 feet in the air or zipping off a 25-foot platform or crushing a berm or gap jump is an exhilarating experience that the birthday boy or girl, their family, and friends will not forget!
Reservations are required.
The Treetops Adventure Park/KidZip Annual Pass is the best value for the most fun all year long. Enjoy unlimited climbs at the Asheville Treetops Adventure Park and zipping at KidZip for an ENTIRE YEAR. The annual pass is $219/person and cannot be combined with any other discount offers or coupons. It continues to be non-transferable.
Or if you prefer mountain biking, $199/year gets you unlimited access to enjoy riding at Kolo Bike Park for an Entire Year!
Use your Kolo Bike Park pass any day that Kolo Bike Park is open. It includes all trails, Littleville (as age-appropriate), jump line access, and pump tracks.
Call the Welcome Center to purchase Annual Passes for your entire family today: 828.225.2921 or click here to purchase Annual Passes.
Wildwater, Ltd, our sister company, is a pioneer of Guided Rafting and Canopy Tour Adventures. We will add fun and magic to your mountain adventure. You deserve the best guides, training, equipment, and facilities. Put our 50+ years and three generations of experience to work for YOU!
There is one location close to Asheville on the Nantahala River. Click here to learn more. Reservations are suggested!
- Purchase a Gift Certificate to climb our Treetops Park (ages 4+) or zip at our Kid Zip Park (ages 4-10) or Asheville Canopy Zipline Tour (ages 8+). If you have a mountain biker, a day pass or a 10-punch pass to Kolo Bike Park is a great gift.
- You can also purchase a Gift Certificate for a dollar amount that can go towards any of our adventures; Summer Day Camps; something fun from our Welcome Center like t-shirts, ACA cups, sunglasses or hoodies; Kolo Bike Park programs, and Birthday Parties, etc.
Gift certificates never expire and are a great gift any time of the year for ages 4 and over, since we are open all year long! Click here to purchase them online or please call our office at 828.225.2921.
Winter Wonder Walk
The Adventure Center of Asheville is excited to host the 3rd Annual Winter Wonder Walk.
Celebrate the Wonder of Winter with a live-action immersive story-walk on an OUTDOOR trail complete with live characters, lights, and a blustery guest, Jack Frost. The Winter Wonder Walk follows the pages of the storybook of Winterland- full of holiday magic for all ages! Guests will set out on a quest through the kingdom of Winterland to find Jack Frost and the Sugar Plum Fairy and stop a terrible blizzard while meeting many wonderful characters along the way.
Created by Asheville Plays, Winter Wonder Walk is hosted by the Adventure Center of Asheville for the 3rd year.
Families can also enjoy a holiday market, filled with locally made unique gifts, a kids’ play area, and a warm festival tent buzzing with local vendors, tasty concessions, and activities for the whole family.
Don’t miss out on the Treetops Adventure Park Glow Trail, which will be available for guests age 4 years or older! Climb on two of our AERIAL trails while they are illuminated with thousands of colorful twinkle and laser lights. This is available with a combo pass only! Please review the Glow Trail Section on this page for age requirements and adult escorts.
Doors and festivities open at 6pm each night. The aerial Glow Trail will open at 6pm. The Winter Wonder Walk will open at 6:30 pm, with the last entrance to the Winter Wonder Walk at 8:30.
This event supports our entire community by raising money for meals for Manna Foodbank with our Memories Making Meals program. Every ticket purchased donates $1 or 4 meals!
IT IS A PERFECT WAY TO CELEBRATE THE WINTER SEASON WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS!