Original Zip Line Canopy Tour

Why We Love This

  • Includes all necessary equipment, transportation, and a light trail snack
  • World -Class zip line adventure in Ohio and the Midwest
  • Combination of nature and thrills

Hocking Hills is home to many exciting outdoor adventures, but nothing compares to the thrill of the Original Canopy Tour! Fast, fun, and exhilarating, this 2.5 to 3 hour spectacular adventure offers nature lovers and thrill seekers alike the unique opportunity to zip through the treetops on a network of cables and adventure skybridges suspended high above the forest floor, overlooking a cave.

What You'll Do

The majority of our participants have never done a zip line course before. Don’t worry, your guides will give you a complete orientation and training session before we take you on the course. The training session includes a short zip a few feet off the ground, so you will know what it feels like before you go out onto the course. Plan to spend approximately 3 hours with us. The Original Canopy Tour is approximately 2 hours in length, plus additional time for check-in, orientation, training and transport to and from our course. It is not uncommon to have a fear of heights. Many people who have a fear of heights are still able to enjoy our zip line tours. You will be clipped to a 1/2 inch steel cable at all times when you are off the ground. Our professional employees are thoroughly trained in zip line course procedures, and will be with you throughout the entire course to answer all your questions, and provide support. You will be anywhere from 0 feet to 70 feet above the ground.

Insider Tips

Pregnant women will not be allowed to zip.

Age & Fitness

This tour is designed for use by participants of average mobility and strength, and who are in reasonably good health. No children under the age of 10 or weighing less than 70 pounds will be allowed to participate. Children between the ages of 10 – 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The weight range for all participants is between 70 to 250 pounds. Please call if you have any questions regarding weight limits. Each participant must be physically able to control the speed of their travel along the zip lines by grasping the cable with leather gloves. Participants must also be able pull themselves along the zip cable a few feet in the event they lose momentum before reaching any given landing platform. There is a 500 foot nature walk in the tour on an unpaved trail at an incline of about 10%. Each participant must be able to complete this walk. It is approximately as challenging as climbing two flights of stairs. For additional information see the Qualifications for Participation. Our activities are designed for use by participants of average mobility and strength, and who are in reasonably good health.

Meeting Location

10714 Jackson Street, Rockbridge, Ohio 43149

What Should I Bring

You will need to wear close-toed shoes (such as tennis shoes). Wear comfortable clothing, but please avoid loose clothing (no scarves, etc.). Long hair needs to be tied back. Women should not wear skirts. Short shorts are not recommended, as they are not comfortable while wearing your harness. Dress for the weather forecasted. We do operate in the rain, so please be prepared. Please do not wear any dangling jewelry. Also, please remove all things from your pockets, such as cell phones and wallets. You don’t want them falling out during the tour. We do have a secure place to store your valuables, but we prefer that you leave valuables at home or locked in your car. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours is not responsible for property lost, damaged, or stolen during your tour. You are welcome to bring your camera. Cameras with a strap can be secured onto your harness by your guides.

When To Arrive

You must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. This will give you enough time to check-in and prepare for your tour. If you are not checked in at least 5 minutes prior to your tour time, your space may be given away to another participant.

Cancellations & Refunds

We have a 10 day cancellation policy. If you cancel your reservation outside 10 days prior to your tour date, your payment, less a $10 per person service fee, will be refunded to you. If you need to change your reservation date or time, you may do so one time, up to 10 days prior to your originally scheduled tour. No refunds or reschedules will be given with less than 10 days notice. Your tour reservation is transferable, so you can give it or sell it to someone else if you choose. If we cancel your tour due to weather or other unforeseeable conditions, we will reschedule your tour for another available time, or give you a full refund. If you are late, you will not receive a refund or be able to join your tour. Your tour and guide will leave as scheduled whether you are there or not. We do expect you to arrive 30 minutes prior to your reserved tour time.

What If It Rains?

Yes, we operate in the rain. However, the course will be closed if there is lightning activity in the area. We will also close for high winds. If we know in advance that we will be closed, we will try to contact you at the contact number you provided to us when you booked your tour. If your tour is canceled due to weather, you can either rebook for another time, or we will refund your tour cost.


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