The Adventure Center of Asheville Hosts
The 8th Annual Haunted Trail
presented by Mellow Mushroom
Asheville’s Only Family-Friendly Haunt

The Adventure Center of Asheville is excited to be the 2020 venue for the 8th Annual Haunted Trail presented by Mellow Mushroom. 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. 

As the Haunted Trail and the Adventure Center are committed to safety, Social Distancing and Wearing Face Masks (for ages 4 years old and over) are required.  The Haunted Trail Scenes will have barriers and at least a 10-foot space between guests and the performers.  Guests lining up for both activities will be separated into Family Groups.  For more information on our COVID-19 procedures, click here.

Combo passes are pre-sale only.
Adult MUST accompany minors
on the Haunted Trail.

As Glow Trail tickets may sell out, Haunted Trail tickets do not.


  • 6:30 pm “Sweet Peek Tour”– recommended for ages 3 & 4 or anyone nervous about entering the trail. This tour will include only scenes, no actors. The Sweet Peek Tour includes the option to come back through the Haunted Trail later when live actors are present.
  • 7-9 pm nightly the Haunted Trail and Aerial Glow Trail will be open


  • FREE

    Ages 4 and under

  • $15

    Ages 5 and over | BOOK ONLINE

    HAUNTED TRAIL ONLY | Adults MUST accompany minors
  • $10

    Oct 8, Insta-Fright-Night (Ages 5+) | BOOK ONLINE

    HAUNTED TRAIL ONLY | Adults MUST accompany minors
  • $15

    Glow Trail Access | BOOK ONLINE

  • $26

    Combo Pass | BOOK ONLINE
    *Combo Passes are Pre-sale Only!

    HAUNTED & GLOW TRAIL ACCESS | Adults MUST accompany minors

IMPORTANT: With a COMBO PASS, arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 REGARDLESS of your Glow Trail time. Each activity will take between 45 minutes and an hour depending upon lines. Guests must be in their last line for any activity by 9:00PM.

$1 of every Haunted Trail ticket goes to Manna Food Bank


  • Thursday, October 8 – Insta-Fright-Night- Photo Preview Night – Come prepared to go into the haunted trail scenes for your personal Haunted Trail Instagram & Facebook photo shoot. Each scene is its own photo booth! No costumed actors/performers but it’s your turn to wear your own spooky outfit, 7:00-9:00
  • Friday-Saturday, October 9 & 10 and Oct 16 & 17
  • Thursday-Sunday, October 22-25 (*Oct 22, Autism Awareness Night – scroll down for details)
  • Thursday & Friday, October 29 & 30

Glow Trail

Family-Friendly Treetops Adventure Park Aerial Glow Trail $15/person- climb one aerial trail
  • Ages 4 and over, $15/person
    • Ages 4-6 can climb the Purple Trail twice without a paid adult escort (this trail is mainly on the ground.) Required to have an adult watching
    • Ages 4-6 can choose to climb the higher Green or Blue Trails once (10 feet high) but are required to have 1 paying/climbing adult escort per child
    • Ages 7 and over can climb the higher (10 feet high) Green or Blue Trails once.
    • As these lower trails are only 10 feet off the ground, they are a perfect Halloween treat for all ages including adults! (Yellow, Orange, Red, & Black trails will not be open or available for this event.)
  • To climb the Aerial Glow Trail, every participant must:
    • be wearing closed-toe shoes
    • be wearing clothing that a full-body harness (with leg and arm straps) can fit over
    • be able to fit a helmet on their head  
  • Maximum weight limit is 265 lbs.
  • Waivers signed by legal guardians are required. Please fill out required waivers at time of purchase to save time at check-in
  • Line Times will be available at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 (Line time is the time to get in line at the Treetops Adventure Park- your climb will start shortly after)- 20 people per time slot.

IMPORTANT: With a COMBO PASS, arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 REGARDLESS of your Glow Trail time. Each activity will take between 45 minutes and an hour depending upon lines. Guests must be in their last line for any activity by 9:00PM.

$15 Glow Trail Access: BOOK ONLINE

$26 Haunted & Glow Trail Access Combo Pass
(combo passes are pre-sale only!) | Adults MUST accompany minors:

The Haunted Trail
presented by Mellow Mushroom

Support Our Sponsors

The Scary Details


The Adventure Center of Asheville, 85 Expo Drive, Asheville, NC 28806-

Located just 5 minutes from Downtown Asheville and behind Sam’s Club

Check-In and Cancellations


Upon arrival at The Adventure Center of Asheville please go to the Information Desk nearest the parking area. They will send you to the correct place to check in for either the Haunted Trail or Glow Trail or both. ***NEW THIS YEAR**** Online Haunted Trail/Glow Trail waivers should be completed when making reservations to significantly reduce wait time at check in.

Waiver link:


Due to the anticipated volume all reservations are final and cannot be cancelled/refunded but can be transferred in advance by contacting the Adventure Center of Asheville at 828-225-2921. Time slots cannot be transferred after the time has past. “No shows” cannot transfer their time. Transfers are based on space availability and may be limited due to capacity maximums. 

Giving Back

Have a family friendly fright night and say Boo To Hunger! This year, The Haunted Trail, is supporting the efforts of MANNA Food Bank who is serving the immediate needs of our community. $1 from every ticket will go directly to MANNA to say Boo To Hunger.

October 22nd is Autism Awareness Night with previews and support for guests that might have sensory needs and need extra support. This is also a fundraiser for Camp Lakey Gap, a residential camp for people on the autism spectrum.

Your Haunted Hosts

The Haunted Trail is produced by Asheville Plays!. Asheville Plays! was founded by a local husband and wife team, Arica Haro and Hahns Banzer who create lasting memories through the power of play. The Haunted Trail is Asheville Plays! signature event, and they are striving to make The Trail a treasured part of your family’s tradition. 

For more information, visit For more information about Asheville Plays!, visit

Autism Awareness Night / Sensory Friendly Night*

Join us for a “Sensory-Friendly” walk through the Haunted Trail on October 22 from 6:30pm to 9pm! In cooperation with Camp Lakey Gap Autism Programs, we will be providing a family friendly Haunted Trail experience with special accommodations for youth or adults with sensory issues. To access these accommodations, please come to the “Camp Lakey Gap” table when you arrive at the Adventure Center of Asheville and let us know what you need. 

Accommodations include:

  • A sneak peek of the haunted trail at 6:30 prior to actors arriving. Opportunity to go through a second time with actors in the scenes.
  • Extra volunteers familiar with the challenges of sensory issues to assist visitors. A “Tour Guide” to walk in front of your group and remind the performers that your group requires more space and less noise. Ear Plugs are available.
  • A checklist of the sights on the trail to help people prepare
  • Access to early exiting
  • No strobe lights
  • No touch experience (actually standard for all attendees) where actors remain in their scenes.

Special Sensory Friendly Start times are 6:30 (sneak peek) plus 7:00 and 7:30 for after dark acted scenes


Aerial Glow Trail Rules and Regulations

  • Climbers must be at least 4 years old, certain ages require an adult escort.
  • Climbers must be 265 lbs. or less
  • Climbers must have closed toed shoes that are secure and protect the feet.
  • Climbers must attend training on safety gear, course equipment and structures within the park.
  • Climbers must demonstrate the ability to perform specific transfer tasks independently.
  • Climbers must be able to read, understand, and accept all park and ranger instructions in English.
  • Climbers that are 18 years and older may escort or supervise younger climbers.
  • Climbers must only use trails designated as appropriate based on age restrictions.
  • Climbers must limit access to the course to authorized times during operating hours.
  • Climbers must remain clipped to the safety system at all times while climbing on the course.
  • Climbers must accept all risks involved in participation and sign a release of liability waiver
  • Climbers must use equipment and gear properly as instructed and required by manufacturer.
  • The Purple, Green, and Blue Trails will be the only trails available for this event.

HOURS: Wednesday-Sunday 10-5

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The Adventure Center of Asheville
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Grant Drenning
Grant Drenning
19:15 21 Nov 20
Our group of 8 had an amazing time on the Zipline adventure. Our guides Marz and Donovan were great. They were... extremely knowledgeable and eased some of our groups anxiety before beginning. They start you on some smaller lines before moving on to the bigger and better ones. They are also hilarious and had some killer one liners, they are sure to make you laugh. We had a great time and would definitely do it again. If you're apprehensive at all about doing this don't be, by the end, our most apprehensive person was just as eager as everyone else to get to zipping!!!read more
Lindsey Yow
Lindsey Yow
00:02 11 Nov 20
Friendly staff and so many fun things to do. I also love that they allowed the haunted trail to take place there and... raise money for charityread more
Home Team Handyman Service
Home Team Handyman Service
11:47 09 Oct 20
A lot of fun for the whole family. The price for the adventure was cheap compared to other parks we've been to and the... instructors were great. Hated having to wear a mask though which took away from the fun. Every time my mask would slip off slightly I was scolded but I guess that's where were at right now. All in all it was well worth it. Side note:Asheville has changed folks. Don't go downtown unless you're wearing a mask, even outside. The hippies run the show and will cuss you out for walking outside without one. I will NEVER go to downtown Asheville againread more
Chasing Rainbows
Chasing Rainbows
19:00 06 Oct 20
Spent the day here and loved every minute! The ziplining was amazing, and our guides Brandon and Marz made every second... enjoyable. I want to come back again and hopefully zip with those guides! You hand break here, instead of the automatic, which I actually prefer because I feel I have more control. The guides signal you when you need to break, and whether to break harder or softer. Loved every moment!read more
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 more
Dorothea Young
Dorothea Young
18:07 07 Sep 20
Great staff where you purchase tickets. Well maintained trails
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 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 more
18:58 22 Aug 20
Donnaben and Brando made the experience memorable. They are super nice and train you well.
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 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 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 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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Justine Smith
Justine Smith
14:36 09 Oct 20
I had never mountain biked before I came here and was very pleasantly surprised that the trails were manageable for a... complete beginner like me. It was also really nice that some of the trails are intermediate level so as I got more comfortable I could try more difficult trails/tricks. I’ll definitely be back!read more
Alisa Taliercio
Alisa Taliercio
22:11 24 Sep 20
My son loved this place. It is all he has talked about and he can not wait to go back. Very well maintained course for... mnt biking!read more
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 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 more
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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 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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