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Asheville's Must-Do Outdoor Adventures

Are you looking for adventurous outdoor activities or exciting things to do in downtown 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.

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park is an exciting Asheville Attraction comprised of over 77 unique climbing, zipping, 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.

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 Asheville Zipline Canopy Adentures

Asheville Zipline Canopy Adentures

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.

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KidZip

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.

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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.

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Call the Welcome Center for booking at 828.225.2921
*off property rentals may be booked online.

Bicycle 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, and even city/comfort bikes.

Adventure Afterschool

$129/week on Mon, Wed, Fri

Afterschool Fall Fun!  Weekly programs designed to supplement an altered school day by providing outdoor, immersive adventures for your 5-8 or 9-15 year-old student. Under the care of our trained adventure staff, participants will explore over 100 acres of beautiful mountain space, conduct experiments while they traverse high ropes and team-building elements and climb trees combining experiential science with high adventure. Come join us for an unforgettable fall adventure!

  • Ages 5-8 years old: 12:00 pm-2:45 pm 
  • Ages 9-15 years old: 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Weekly from August 31-October 2 on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Limited spaces available!  Reservations are required by calling our welcome center at 828.225.2921 or online here:

Haunted Trail

October 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30

The Adventure Center of Asheville is excited to be the 2020 venue for the 8th Annual Haunted Trail. The no-touch no-contact outdoor Haunted Trail is the only Halloween event in Asheville that is ideal for children ages 3-12 years old. Experience a family-friendly heart pumping walk with live actors, spooky sounds, and spectacular props. The younger ghouls can enjoy the (actor-free) “Sweet Peek Tour” of the Trail at 6:30pm before it gets dark.

This year The Treetops Adventure Park Aerial Glow Trail will also be available for ages 4 and over. Climb on one trail while it is illuminated with thousands of colored twinkle and laser lights.

In addition to the Trails, there will also be spooky live entertainment, no touch activities while in line, and food and beverages available including hot chocolate. It is a perfect way to celebrate the Halloween season with the family.

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Wildwater Rafting

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 45+ years and three generations of experience to work for YOU!

There are two locations close to Asheville on the Nantahala and Pigeon Rivers. Click here to learn more.

Gift Certificates Available

We greatly appreciate the thousands of families, groups of friends, couples, young adults, schools, businesses, churches, camps and so many more that are part of our adventure family. We are where we were yesterday and where we will be a month from now because of you. Your support allows our team to do what we love to do while helping you do the same. We look forward to getting back to normal again. Stay safe and well! For now, we're happy to offer gift certificates with no expiration to help you share in our "Looking Forward" perspective.

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The Best in Homeschool Adventures

The Best in Homeschool Adventures

Bring your homeschool group or friends and family to the outdoor Adventure Center of Asheville for a day of homeschool adventures featuring immersive learning and adventure fun! At our 100-acre Adventure Center, minutes from downtown Asheville, spend a full day or a half-day combining science with high adventure!

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2020 Zipping for Autism (ZFA) – sponsored by the Adventure Center of Asheville

2020 Zipping for Autism (ZFA) – sponsored by the Adventure Center of Asheville

ZFA is an annual event hosted by the Greiner Family (owners of the Adventure Center of Asheville) to honor their 18-year-old son, O’Reilly, who is on the autism spectrum.  The event, normally held the first Sunday in June, has been changed this year. The Adventure Center sets aside a Sunday every year and opens the Ziplines, Treetops Adventure Park and KidZip to teams who raised money or individuals that want to join in the festivities. 100% of the proceeds are donated to WNC Autism services and camps for local adults and children on the autism spectrum.

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Labor Day Monday Adventure Style with 50% off

Labor Day Monday Adventure Style with 50% off

Book an activity at the Adventure Center of Asheville or Wildwater, Ltd. on Monday, September 7, 2020 and get 50%.

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HOURS: Wednesday-Sunday 10-5

Fun adventures for the full family, Ages 4+

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The Adventure Center of Asheville
4.7
Based on 124 reviews
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keven buttray
keven buttray
19:42 19 Sep 20
So many fun things to do!!
Kat Douglas
Kat Douglas
13:17 11 Sep 20
Friendly & Knowledgeable staff. My Son & I had a BLAST doing the Tree Top Adventure, We will deff be back!
Marc Kerr
Marc Kerr
03:02 08 Sep 20
Zipling was so much fun and I enjoyed it. Donovan and Brandon made my experience something to remember. The staff the... entire time was amazing.read more
Andre Dickens
Andre Dickens
17:46 06 Sep 20
We decided to do the kids zipline course with our 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter and it was the best family... activity we have done. The kids enjoyed the course so much they did it 4 times. The guides and instructors were great and we are planning to come back to do the obstacle course. I would highly recommend this as a family activity.read more
Benjamin Chapin
Benjamin Chapin
23:49 26 Aug 20
Did the zip line tour. Staff was great, equipment sanitized and in good shape, had a blast conquering heights while... zipping along!read more
Mandy Yancey
Mandy Yancey
19:00 23 Aug 20
We did a zip line tour yesterday for my husband’s birthday trip. Our guides, Brandon and Donovan were fantastic! They... were fun and engaging. This was my first time zip lining. I’m not great with heights and they put me at ease. Thank you for a great time! HIGHLY recommend.read more
Veronica
Veronica
18:58 22 Aug 20
Donnaben and Brando made the experience memorable. They are super nice and train you well.
M L
M L
20:00 09 Aug 20
Our son has enjoyed two weeks of bike camp at KOLO this summer. Fantastic time with great counselors. He enjoyed it... so much, he wants to be a counselor in training next year.read more
Karmin Andrew
Karmin Andrew
22:29 01 Aug 20
Fun, safe, easy to arrange. Knowledgeable staff. Very well run operation.
Jennifer Olinger
Jennifer Olinger
00:41 17 Jun 20
My 9 year old enjoyed Kolo bike park camp last week - and he is back this week with his 13 year old sister enjoying... Adventure Camp. They are having a blast a rating it a “13” on a scale of 1-10. And kids are honest! Great staff. Safe and social distance friendly. Get outdoors and live life!read more
Jenna Morgan Hamilton
Jenna Morgan Hamilton
14:03 16 Jun 20
Our family came to the Asheville area from Virginia for a long weekend in an effort to change up our scenery and give... our kids something to look forward to because we had been under our stay-at-home order since mid-March. We decided to do the ziplining tour at Asheville Adventure Center because it gave us a chance to do something as a family outside and it was an activity the kids were really excited about. The folks at Asheville Adventure Center were amazing. Very friendly, with a great customer service attitude. We had our safety training with Jeff, whom I think is the owner, and our ziplining guides were Brandon and Donovan. They were terrific. Very low stress, but also very focused on safety and procedure. We had a very nice time talking with them over the two hours and we can't say enough about how much they added to our enjoyment of the experience. During the ziplining, we all had to wear facemasks because it was not possible to always stay six feet apart during time on the tree platforms but it was not too much of a bother and it actually ended up keeping my face warm because it was cool and breezy up in the trees. We highly recommend this company and will come back to do another activity with them the next time we come to Asheville!read more
Stephanie Worley
Stephanie Worley
18:21 01 Mar 20
I was not prepared for how hard it was but I had a great time. Staff was friendly and helpful. I'll definitely be back!
TheGalway Girl
TheGalway Girl
17:03 28 Jan 20
Wonderful family fun with a variety of activities. Need to do better about waiting time in line to check in.
June Davidson
June Davidson
11:50 09 Oct 19
My first time on a zipline and I loved it! I was especially impressed by the safety standards at the Adventure Center.... They took time for a training session to ensure all participants could demonstrate basic skills. ANY time a participation was up high, he/she was securely tethered by at least one (usually more) line to a strong cable. But our guides weren’t all business. Their jokes, stories, and little dance/demonstrations added greatly to the super fun experience. So go, zip, laugh and know you are in very safe hands.read more
Matthew Townes
Matthew Townes
01:01 30 Jul 19
Loved that all the kids could participate and could be fairly independent (our group had ages 5-9). Also challenging... enough for the more experienced adults in the group.read more
Manish Katiyar
Manish Katiyar
15:21 07 Jul 19
Great place for kids to get aquatinted with zip lining
Wendy Long
Wendy Long
01:01 14 Jun 19
Great experience for groups, either family or company groups on a retreat. This was my 1st time. And some parts were... harder then I thought but I got through it. They have levels of course (easy-difficult) you can take kids too! My daughter is 13 and can go on the bigger zipline. A fun experience!! I would definitely recommend! (They even do "Amazing Race" type set ups for larger groups .read more
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Kolo Bike Park
4.4
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Hillary Landry
Hillary Landry
09:23 01 Sep 20
Short trails with overgrown areas that should be kept up with, but we managed to make the best of the trip. There are... still some nice opportunities to work on skills. The staff in the gift shop were not friendly. The dirt jumps were closed due to rain the morning before, so plan accordingly with weather.read more
Heather Brooks
Heather Brooks
02:10 27 Aug 20
They do a jump night during the summers that is fun and well attended. It’s a fun little park. They’ve worked hard... on it. There are lots of little features to work on things like jumping and dropping. They do have a more advanced jump line... but that seems to be it for very advanced features.read more
association for traditional studies
association for traditional studies
12:47 25 Jul 20
As locals, we love having a full bike park just 10 minutes from the house--pump tracks, single trails, skill park and... friendly, fantastic staff. Our son goes to camp here all summer, and I ride with him several afternoons a week after work. Definitely consider the annual pass, as the more you know the park, the more you realize it has to offer. UPDATE: PLEASE CONSIDER EXTENDING CAMP NOW THAT SCHOOLS HAVE MOVED TO ONLINE LEARNING! Perhaps two sessions a day to handle the crowds (morning group, afternoon group) or afternoons or... WE WILL SIGN UP! Our children will need more than just outside time with homeschooling, but outside time that builds skills and involves learning.read more
Josh Ward
Josh Ward
04:02 23 Jul 20
Great bike park with multiple pump tracks, singletrack trails, and kids tracks. One of the few parks we've been to with... bicycle tracks specifically for the little ones. My kids loved it! The whole park is covered in well marked mountain bike tracks and trails divided up by skill level. You can rent bikes or bring your own to ride. Tons of fun for beginners or advanced riders!read more
Daniel Kneale
Daniel Kneale
22:28 11 Jun 20
I brought my son out here to fight boredom and get some exercise and accomplished both. In addition we had a great... deal of fun and met some great people!Upon arrival my son decided to inform me that his brakes weren't working at all. There we were with no tools or ability to continue riding. Luckily an employee at the park named Collin came to the rescue. He had my son's bike stopping better than ever. Great facility. Great people. Great tracks. 3 tons of fun!read more
Diego Salgado
Diego Salgado
20:01 28 Jan 20
Skill park and dirt jump, trails are so short!
Ross Bower
Ross Bower
15:14 06 Sep 19
Great bike park. Lots of options. Have a lot of places for kids/beginners and bigger stuff for the more advanced... riders. Great community events and social media presence. Clean and relaxed environment. 🤙.read more
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The Adventure Center of Asheville is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort at 85 Expo Drive in Asheville.

Take Exit 3A off of I-240 | Off Patton Ave behind Regent Park

85 Expo Drive
Asheville, NC 28806

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