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Flight of the Falcon at Historic Banning Mills

Welcome to most amazing Zip Line adventure out there! We hold the record for World’s Longest Zip Line Canopy Tour, and we pride ourselves in providing a thrilling and safe experience for all our guests. Our guides will provide thorough instruction and will make you feel confident, giving you space to focus on the beautiful sights and thrilling heights! All Tours include FREE pictures!

How it works

We have 4 levels of zip lines, each one increasing in length, speed, and height. Each level builds on the one before. While you are out on tour, you can upgrade to the next tour level if time allows, and you meet weight and age requirements. Once you get started, you won’t want the fun to end!

Don’t forget to add-on even more thrills! Depending on the level of zip line tour, you can add on the Power Free-Fall, Amazing Flight of the Falcon, Ridge Runner, or Terminator Corner! Descriptions of add-on options can be found after Tour information.

LEVEL 1: FOREST OR WOODLAND TOUR

It all starts here!

  • Minimum age: 8 years
  • Minimum weight: 50 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs. for females and 285 lbs. for males
  • Approximate time: 1 – 1.5 hours
  • Price: $59 per person

Glide among old growth trees in a deep hardwood forest.

Enjoy 9 zip lines, one or two Sky bridges and a cool tower. The Forest tour and Woodland tour are designed with families in mind and has a lower weight limit of 50 lbs. so some of the smaller ones in the family can participate.

LEVEL 2: THE FLIGHT PATTERN ZIP LINE CANOPY TOUR

Get ready for MORE big thrills and continue to- Level 2 – The Flight Pattern Zip Line Tour!

  • Includes Level 1 before moving on to Level 2
  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Minimum weight: 90 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs. for females and 285 lbs. for males
  • Approximate time: 1.5 – 2.5 hours
  • Price: $89 per person
  • Eligible add-ons: Power Free Fall and Terminator Corner

You will start to get a bit more extreme on this course, flying over 900 and 1,000 foot-long ziplines as you go down a line 200 feet high above Snake Creek Gorge. This tour allows you to get up close to Mother Nature with another 9 sky bridge walks, ranging up to 80 feet in height. You will experience a total of 12 zip lines and up to 10 sky bridges, crossing the Lost Gorge two times.

LEVEL 3: THE FLIGHT PATTERN PLUS ZIP LINE CANOPY TOUR

Are you ready for High Speeds?  This tour includes the double Big Daddy Zip Line!

  • Includes Levels 1 and 2 before moving on to Level 3
  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Minimum weight: 90 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs. for females and 285 lbs. for males
  • Approximate time: 2.5 – 3.5 hours
  • Price: $109 per person
  • Eligible add-ons: Flight of the Falcon (see Flight of the Falcon description for specific weight restrictions), Power Free Fall, Ridge Runner, and Terminator Corner

At 1500 feet long, you can soar at speeds up to 55 to 60 mph. End the tour at another high speed, 900-foot-long Swoop line that takes you along the beautiful Snake Creek.

LEVEL 4: THE EXTREME ZIP LINE CANOPY TOUR

Looking for an EXTREME Adventure? This is the zipline tour for YOU!

  • Includes Levels 1, 2, and 3 before moving on to Level 4
  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Minimum weight: 90 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs. for females and 285 lbs. for males
  • Approximate time: 3.5 – 4 hours
  • Price: $169 per person
  • Eligible add-ons: Flight of the Falcon (see Flight of the Falcon description for specific weight restrictions), Power Free Fall, Ridge Runner, and Terminator Corner

After taking the ride down Big Daddy, traverse above the beautiful Snake Creek Gorge on several unique suspension bridges! Take the ultimate trek on Sky Trek, a 600-foot-long monster suspension bridge over 100 feet above the creek! Ride the 1000-foot-long Predator zip line back across the creek and begin your climb up our 100-foot-tall tower to soar down Screaming Eagle! Screaming Eagle is 2,500 feet long and goes 70-75 mph! This tour is a true aerial expedition!

THE ALL DAY RUSH (ADR) TOUR

The All Day Rush (ADR) Zip Line Tour at Historic Banning Mills is eight hours of extreme fun without having to do any of the course twice!

  • Includes as much of Levels 1 – 4 that can be fit into one day, Ridge Runner Tour, Flight of the Falcon, The Terminator Aerial Adventure Challenge Park, 2 jumps off our Power Free Fall AND Lunch!
  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Minimum weight: 115 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs. for females and 285 lbs. for males
  • To participate in the Flight of the Falcon, participants must be at least 115 lbs. and no more than 250 lbs. (more details can be found in the Flight of the Falcon description below). If a participant does not meet the weight requirements for Flight of the Falcon, additional zip lines will be added instead.
  • Approximate time: 8 hours
  • Price: $279 per person

There is no other experience like this in the world of zip line. As much fun as you can fit in 8 hours!

The Ridge Runner Tour is an Ultimate Zip line tour. After climbing our Screaming Eagle Tower, you step off a platform and fly through a tunnel of trees at breath-taking speeds. Before you know it, you find yourself at one of the ridges of Snake Creek Gorge and 20 stories (200 FEET) above the ground.

The Amazing Flight of the Falcon is one of our Longest Extreme Zip lines at 3400 ft long! You get a special harness, so you fly down like Super Man! This is ONE OF THREE – ½ – mile long Super zip lines that will surely get your heart racing and bring a big smile to your face!

Don’t forget the 100 ft Power Free Fall! A true “Step of Faith”

Take a much needed break with Lunch in the Lodge where you will enjoy a plated lunch which includes chefs choice entrée, two sides, dessert, and drinks (tea and lemonade). We can accommodate most food restrictions and allergies. Make sure to let our staff know at least 24 hours in advance of your tour date what your dietary restrictions and/or allergies are.

THE TWO DAY RUSH TOUR

The Two Day Rush at Banning Mills is the ONLY way to do our entire zip line course WITHOUT having to do anything twice!

  • Includes our ENTIRE zip line course without having to do anything twice. The only one like it in the world. You also get Lunch both days.
  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Minimum weight: 115 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs. for females and 285 lbs. for males
  • To participate in the Flight of the Falcon, participants must be at least 115 lbs. and no more than 250 lbs. (more details can be found in the Flight of the Falcon description below). If a participant does not meet the weight requirements for Flight of the Falcon, additional zip lines will be added instead.
  • Approximate time: 16 hours (two consecutive 8-hour days)
  • Price: $519 per person

In the Zip Line world, IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!

The Two Day Rush is 16 hours of extreme zip line adventure. Enjoy 100 zip lines, 72 sky bridges, and if there’s time left, anything else you would like to do again! We are the only zip line course in the world that offers a tour like this!

Take a much needed break each day with Lunch in the Lodge where you will enjoy a plated lunch which includes chefs choice entrée, two sides, dessert, and drinks (tea and lemonade). We can accommodate most food restrictions and allergies. Make sure to let our staff know at least 24 hours in advance of your tour date what your dietary restrictions and/or allergies are.

TWO SPRINGS TOUR

Explore a whole other side of Banning Mills

  • Includes Level 1 and zip around Two Springs Lake 
  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Minimum weight: 90 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs. for females and 285 lbs. for males
  • Approximate time: 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Price: $99 per person

Experience 18 zip lines ranging from 180′ long up to the 1800′ ‘Screamer’ and 8 cable/traverse bridges that zigzag across the beautiful Two Springs Lake. Enjoy a gorgeous view of the lake and giant oak trees on these faster, more advanced zip lines anywhere from 20′-150′ high. This course will also include Level One Beginning Forest Tour.

TWO SPRINGS ALL DAY

Keep your Two Springs Tour going with thrilling add ons and lunch!

  • Includes Level 1, Two Springs Tour, Power Free Fall, Flight of the Falcon, and Lunch. 
  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Minimum weight: 110 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs. for females and 285 lbs. for males
  • To participate in the Flight of the Falcon, participants must be at least 115 lbs. and no more than 250 lbs. (more details can be found in the Flight of the Falcon description below). If a participant does not meet the weight requirements for Flight of the Falcon, additional zip lines will be added instead.
  • Approximate time: 4.5 – 5 hours
  • Price: $199 per person

Experience our highly sought after Two Springs Zipline Canopy Tour, Power Free Fall, AMAZING Flight of the Falcon line and Lunch!

Take a much needed break with Lunch in the Lodge where you will enjoy a plated lunch which includes chefs choice entrée, two sides, dessert, and drinks (tea and lemonade). We can accommodate most food restrictions and allergies. Make sure to let our staff know at least 24 hours in advance of your tour date what your dietary restrictions and/or allergies are.

CRAZY SQUIRREL VILLAGE

AERIAL ADVENTURES & ZIP LINES FOR EVERYONE 4+

Experience multiple layers of fun for almost the whole family! Crazy Squirrel features two unique tiers of aerial adventure for little ones and bigger ones to zip line, climb, swing, and explore!

Tier 1

  • Minimum age: 4 years
  • Children ages 4-10 must be accompanied by an adult on the course
  • Children ages 11 and up may go unaccompanied but must be able to reach a height of 44 inches
  • Minimum weight: N/A
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs. for females and 285 lbs. for males
  • Approximate time: 1.5 – 2.5 hours
  • Price: $29.95 per person

Crazy Squirrel Tier 1 is the perfect introduction to zip lining and aerial adventures for even the youngest explorers and thrill seekers! Children will experience five zip lines and nine aerial elements with heights ranging from four feet to twenty feet off the ground.

Tier 2

  • Minimum age: 9 years
  • Children ages 9-11 must be accompanied by an adult on the course
  • Children ages 11 and up may go unaccompanied but must be able to reach a height of 70 inches
  • Minimum weight: N/A
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs. for females and 285 lbs. for males
  • Approximate time: 2 – 3 hours
  • Price: $64.95 per person

Crazy Squirrel Tier 2 takes the fun to a whole new level and is guaranteed to give you a good night sleep! The second tier features 38 different aerial elements including zip lines and unique aerial challenges with heights ranging from 15 to 60 feet off the ground. This tier is split into two sections, allowing a break in the middle for water.

Want to conquer the entire Crazy Squirrel Course?!
With a combo ticket you can experience all the excitement Crazy Squirrel has to offer!

Price: $79.95 per person

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ZIP LINE TOUR ADD-ON OPTIONS

These thrilling options can be added onto eligible Zip Line Tours. When booking, add your preferred tour to your cart and you will then be prompted with an option to add on Ridge Runner or Flight of the Falcon. Terminator Corner must be booked over the phone.

RIDGE RUNNER TOUR:

  • Can be added onto level 3 or 4 only
  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Minimum weight: 90 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs. for females and 285 lbs. for males
  • Price: $39 per person

Ridge Runner is the perfect add on for those looking to squeeze a few more amazing zip lines out of their adventure. Take on our Screaming Eagle Ridge Runner zip line, one of our three half-mile long zip lines. PLUS 3 more long and scenic zip lines and canopy walks that take you over and around the old paper mill located deep in the Snake Creek Gorge! This area of our course is full of history and beautiful natural scenery!

Zip liner on Ridge Runner
Ridge Runner Zip Line

FLIGHT OF THE FALCON:

  • Can be added onto level 3 or 4 only
  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Minimum weight: 115 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs. for males and females. Higher outside temperatures may affect rider weight limits. See below for preflight check requirements.
  • Price: $49 per person

Fly like superman for 3,400 ft, parallel to Snake Creek Gorge. Then traverse another five zip lines and two sky bridges. You’ll pass over and under many other areas of the zip line and aerial adventure course, giving you a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area!

Preflight Check: Please note, that high outside temperatures change cable elasticity and may prohibit some of our heavier guests from participating! Our zip line facilitators check the elasticity of this zip line before each tour to ensure a safe rider envelope through our tree canopy and when approaching the receiving platform. The maximum participant weight limit decreases as the cable becomes more elastic. This is measured to ensure every guest’s and guide’s safety.

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POWER FREE FALL:

  • Can be added onto level 2, 3, or 4 only
  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Minimum weight: 90 lbs.
  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs. for females and 285 lbs. for males
  • Price: $39 per person which includes 2 jumps.

Climb 100 feet up our adventure tour… and take a step off! Sounds simple right?! This is the ultimate leap of faith! Historic Banning Mills is home to the only 100-foot free fall on the East Coast. Zip to and from the Adventure Tower on two different 900-foot zip lines 150 feet above Snake Creek!

The Power Free Fall is NOT a bungee jump, but a controlled fall that is very safe. Our Power Free Fall uses the Power Fan Free Fall, a High Rescue device developed by German engineers. The device allows you to descend at almost full velocity before smoothly letting you land firmly on your feet.

Free Fall incoming
Free Fall incoming

TERMINATOR CORNER:

• Can be added onto level 2, 3, or 4 only
• Minimum age: 10 years
• Minimum weight: 90 lbs.
• Maximum weight: 250 lbs. for females and 285 lbs. for males
• Price: $39 per person
• Call to book

An extreme aerial adventure course that will be sure to get your heart racing. Terminator Corner is not for the faint of heart. This is the ultimate aerial challenge! Conquer 12 extreme challenge elements, up to 80 feet off the ground! Try the swinging plans, the Tarzan Slide, Loop the Loops and more, all without touching the ground. Terminator Corner is physically challenging, and safety is emphasized. This is an You can reserve the Terminator Corner by itself or as an add-on to our zip line canopy tours.
Please allow an additional 1-2 hours added to your estimated tour time depending on your comfort level and physical ability.
**Note: If you just want to do the Terminator course only, we will open the course for a group of 10 or more at a rate of $49.00 per person

Booking: Currently, Terminator Corner must be booked by phone.

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Terminator

ZIP LINE FAQS

What should I wear while zip lining?

Closed-toed shoes are a requirement. 

  • This means sneakers or boots with a full heel/back. No crocs, sandals, or 5-toed shoes allowed. People with improper footwear will not be allowed to go on tour and no refunds will be given. 

Dress appropriately for the weather.

  • Comfortable clothes are recommended. We zip line rain or shine so wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little wet or sweaty. You will be wearing a harness that goes around your waist and thighs so we recommend wearing clothes that will cover those areas. Short shorts and tube tops are not recommended. Please wear shorts under dresses or skirts. Wear layers in cold weather. 

Secure long hair.

  • You don’t want hair to get tangled in the equipment. Helmets are required, so a low ponytail, bun, or braid is the most comfortable. It is permitted to wear thin bandanas, beanies, or other head coverings under your helmet.

Glasses and sunglasses can be worn.

  • If you plan on taking them off during the tour, we recommend a strap. They may break if you put them in your pocket.

Do not wear loose articles of clothing, dangling jewelry, or large hoop earrings.

How safe are your zip line tours?

We have years of experience, and our guides are all CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and High Ropes Rescue trained. We meet or exceed all ACCT and PRCA guidelines. Our course is constantly checked and rechecked as well as inspected by an outside ACCT certified inspector. You will not find a safer or more experienced zip line canopy tour course in the United States (besides our other locations). Guaranteed!

Our course uses the Vertical Trek Innovations Continuous Belay System which allows for seamless transitioning between zip lines, bridges, high rope elements, platforms, and much more all while maintaining a life-rated connection. This continuous belay system holds the highest safety ratings in the industry and is trusted by over 500 zipline courses worldwide. Unlike many other belay systems, Vertical Trek Innovations does not allow accidental disconnects while on the course. 

Learn more about our safety standards.

Are there any health conditions that would exclude me from participating?

Ziplining is not for those with recent surgeries, joint or bone injuries, heart conditions, pregnant women (beyond the first trimester), moderate to severe muscular-skeletal problems, or severe arthritis. This list is not complete and any guest with medical problems should notify the staff and consult their own MD for participation recommendations. If you require fast-acting medication (like epinephrine), bring the medication with you on the tour and make your guide aware of your condition before departure.

Do I need to be in good shape?

You should be prepared for some light to moderate physical activity such as climbing stairs, crossing bridges, and walking short distances over uneven terrain. A certain level of physical mobility is required for this course. Participants will be required to extend their arms and actively use their hands when steering, braking, and in proper zipline position. Participants are required to have full range of motion, average balance capabilities, use of both of their upper and lower extremities, be able to hear, see, and understand verbal commands and hand signals, and must be capable of understanding, retaining, and obeying verbal instructions.

The Crazy Squirrel Aerial Adventure Course Tier 2 is more physically challenging with up to 35 obstacles. We recommend you have good balance and can use your upper body strength to steady yourself.

What if I “chicken out?”

This is an aerial adventure designed to help confront and overcome fears while providing thrills and fun. Please consider what this activity is and how you/your child might react to heights and challenges before purchasing a ticket.

Should you discover that a course is too much for you, you may opt out of completing it. However, please keep in mind that by booking your course you took the slot of another paying guest. The guides scheduled for your course still must be paid. As such, you will still be charged for level 1 plus a credit card processing fee. Thanks for your understanding of our “no go” policy.

How long will my tour take?

Tour durations are listed with each level, the exact number of zip lines and sky bridges may vary depending on the route taken. Tour times are estimates and can vary depending on group size and other factors.

Is water provided?

Yes. We have water points throughout the tour. Be prepared to go over an hour without water.

Is there a place to view friends and family that are on the course?

Some of the zip lines are visible around the lodge area but most are amongst the trees and would not be visible. You can ask your tour guide where a good spot might be to see your group. You can watch your group go through the Crazy Squirrel Aerial Adventure Course.

Do I have to accompany my child on the tour?

For zip line tours: Children can go unaccompanied as long as they meet the age and weight requirements listed with each level.

For the Crazy Squirrel Aerial Adventure Tier 1: Children ages 4-10 must be accompanied by an adult on the course. Children ages 11 and up may go unaccompanied but must be able to reach a height of 44 inches.

For the Crazy Squirrel Aerial Adventure Tier 2: Children ages 9-11 must be accompanied by an adult on the course. Children ages 11 and up may go unaccompanied but must be able to reach a height of 70 inches.

Each accompanying adult must be at least 18 years old and may assist up to two children. Accompanying adults are subject to the same weight requirements (max weight: 250 lbs. for females, 285 lbs. for males).

All participants must have a signed waiver. Guardians must fill one out for all minors under 18.

Vist our FAQ page for more information!

Capture Your Memories

We value creating lifelong memories and make it easy for you to capture those memories to remember time and time again!

Viewpoint Helmet Cameras

New! We offer Viewpoint Helmet Cameras you can rent to easily capture your adventure on video! Only $15 gets you up to 3 hours of footage.

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FREE Pictures with Fotaflo

Our team of experienced Guides will capture your Adventure Experiences while you are on the course and we will send you all the photos taken while on your adventure for FREE

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How does it all work?

Free pictures are already part of your Zip Line Tour, Aerial Adventure Tour, and Eco-Spider ATV Tour.** Our guides will take pictures while you are on tour and we will then send a link to your photos via email.

Renting Viewpoint Cameras:

What are they? Viewpoint Cameras are lightweight, wide-angle video cameras that record your experience in full HD. They are positioned directly on top of your helmet, providing a unique Point-of-View (POV) perspective of what your experience was actually like!

The process is easy: 1. Rent a camera at the front counter for $15 (online booking coming soon), 2. Record your adventure! Tip: think about who you want the perspective of and who you want to see on the video itself, 3. Get your video receipt, and 4. Download and share your video!

**We do not consider our free photos service a part of your tour package. Occasionally technical failures, weather, or other problems arise. Unfortunately, due to the unreliable nature of this service, we cannot offer any compensation in case of unavailability or poor quality.

Troubleshooting: please visit our FAQ page for help if you have trouble getting your pictures or video.

Helpful Information

Please be sure to read our policies and requirements before making a reservation.

Arrive 30 minutes before your tour time! Signing waivers, stepping on the scales, and gearing up takes a while. Tour times cannot be held for late arrivals.

Waivers must be signed by all participants, even minors. Minors must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver. A link to sign waivers will be included in your confirmation email. Please sign them before arriving to save time during your check-in.

Required Dress: You will be wearing a harness and gear that you do not want to rub on bare skin. All participants are required to wear closed toe and closed heel shoes like sneakers or hiking boots. It is your responsibility to be properly attired. Visit our FAQ page for dress requirements.

Tour Duration: Time estimates include gear up and depend on fear factor, group number, and physical ability.

Upgrading Your Tour: Our zip line levels are designed as a progression system. Levels 1-4 include the previous levels. Each level returns to the lodge, giving our guests the option to upgrade to the next level and continue the tour! If you are signed up for level 2 and decide you love it and wish to continue on, you always have the option prior to ending your tour!

Get ready for the ultimate thrill!

Health Concerns: This is not recommended for those with moderate to severe heart and/or respiratory difficulties, recent surgeries, any time beyond the first trimester pregnancies or those with moderate to severe musculo-skeletal problems. You must have full range of motion, use of both lower and upper extremities and be able to control your speed of travel along the zip lines by resting your gloved hand on the pulley and cable systems if necessary. Must be able to understand verbal instructions and be able to pull yourself along cables in case you lose momentum before reaching any said platform.. This is considered a moderate physical workout!

There must be at least two participants to do any of the aerial adventures.

View our 7-Day Cancellation Policy. No refunds will be given for day-of no-shows or cancellations.

click below to read a full list of FAQs.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS HAS DECLARED SCREAMING EAGLE AT BANNING MILLS (US) THE LONGEST & LARGEST ZIPLINE CANOPY TOUR IN THE WORLD!!! No Kidding !!

AND, we could very well be one of the Safest! type courses. Our Zipline Canopy Tours are the only courses with a Patented, Closed Belay System installed from start to end! No more transfer 1&2..you are never disconnected until you are on the ground!

The World’s Longest & Largest Zipline Canopy Tour. We have 6 levels to choose from: (About 51,000 lineal feet) That’s almost 10 miles of Zip lines and GIANT Sky Bridges (Some 600 feet long) at Historic Banning Mills Adventure Park! We were and Are the pioneers in high speed and extreme zip lines. The best and extreme zip line canopy tours in the world!

Guinness Book of World Record Certificate for the Longest Zip Line Canopy Tour
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