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Soar Through the Canopy: Adventure WV Canopy Tours


Nestled off the Coopers Rock exit lies a hidden gem of adventure, the WVU Zipline Canopy Tour. It's not just an adrenaline rush; it's an opportunity to delve into the heart of North-Central West Virginia's natural beauty while experiencing the thrill of zipping through the treetops. The Adventure Awaits The canopy tour boasts four exhilarating ziplines, an aerial bridge, aerial ladder, and a rappel station. From the initial 201’ zip to the grand finale of a 980’ zip, each leg of the journey promises breathtaking views and heart-pounding excitement. The descent from the final platform, a 45-foot rappel, adds a thrilling conclusion to the adventure. But it's not just about the adrenaline; it's about the experience of being immersed in nature. 

A Journey Through Nature

As participants zip through the canopy, they're not just experiencing a rush of excitement; they're also gaining insights into Cooper's Rock State Forest and the University Research Forest. Knowledgeable guides accompany adventurers, providing fascinating information about the forests, their management, and the diverse flora and fauna that inhabit them. It's an educational adventure, offering a unique perspective on the forest ecosystem and the importance of conservation.

Preparing for the Adventure

Before embarking on this unforgettable journey, there are a few things to consider. Participants can schedule their adventure through the registration page, ensuring they meet any necessary weight, age, and conditional restrictions. While no previous experience is required, participants under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Upon arrival, adventurers are provided with a water bottle and access to snacks to keep energized throughout the tour. It's recommended to bring a small backpack for personal items, and attire should be comfortable athletic clothing and closed-toe shoes—no flip-flops allowed for safety reasons. 

Getting There

Check-in for the adventure takes place just outside the WVU Student Rec Center on the WVU Crossings side of the building. For those traveling to the Evansdale campus, the PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) is the recommended mode of transportation. In case of PRT downtime, alternative bus transportation details can be found on the Adventure WV website

The Adventure WV Canopy Tour isn't just about ziplining through the trees; it's about immersing oneself in the natural beauty of West Virginia's forests while experiencing an unforgettable adventure. Whether it's the thrill of soaring through the canopy or the educational insights provided by knowledgeable guides, this experience offers something for everyone. So, gear up, get ready to zip, and prepare for an adventure you'll never forget.