THE BRIDGES OF BANNING
There are so many ways to experience the beautiful scenery of Snake Creek Gorge! At Historic Banning Mills, normal hiking trails just don't cut it! We allow you to experience this beautiful location from the air. We have created an entire eco tour experience in the sky with over 90 bridges, some exceeding 700 feet in length!
We have 2 categories of bridges:
- Suspension Bridges that connect our 15 + miles of hiking trails that don't require any safety gear!
- Suspension Bridges on our Zip Line Canopy Tours that are an amazing part of our Eco-Canopy experience that require participants be in a harness connected to our closed belay system.
BRIDGES ON OUR HIKING TRAILS
We have over 15 miles of nature trails with 12 suspension bridges and many ground bridges that view Snake Creek Gorge, lakes, and forest land on over 300 acres of conservation land. Explore unique plants and animals that are rare to see in the area. Get the bridge stats below.
Our hiking trails require a $7 per person park fee to assist with keeping our trails clean and well managed.
ADVENTURE TOWER BRIDGE
Length: 530 feet
Height: 90 feet above Snake Creek
This is our most recognizable bridge as it is closest to the lodge and is used by many to access the Adventure Tower and Tree House Village across the creek.
BIG SHOALS BRIDGE
Length: 730 feet across
Height: 140 feet above Snake Creek
This bridge is big enough to drive our Eco-Spider ATVs across! Big Shoals Bridge offers great views of the Gorge and is close to the historic Banning Mill. This bridge is accessible on the Laurel Ridge Trail.
We have many additional suspension and ground bridges of various sizes.
Explore our trails for surprises around every corner!
BRIDGES ON OUR ZIP LINE CANOPY TOURS
We have over 90 sky bridges on our Zip Line Canopy Tours. These thrilling bridges require harnesses and the use of our continuous belay system.
Because you are safely harnessed, these bridges have various designs from wide planks to a single plank or wire to traverse. Our Sky Trek Bridge is 640 feet long and 190 above Snake Creek!
Book your Zip Line Canopy Tour to experience these amazing bridges!