Highlands Aerial Park

Categories: Play, Kid-Friendly, Attractions, Outdoor Fun


  • Conveniently located on NC hwy 106 between Dillard and Highlands, NC
  • 15 element canopy tour for age 10 and older- 1 zip, 1/4 mile long
  • 8 element challenge course for age 5 and older- Adults welcome
  • Over a mile of nature trails featuring 150 ' swinging bridge and waterfall
  • 3400' high in elevation- Highest in the southeast for cool summer temperatures

From the Owner

"Highlands Aerial Park combines the feel of the alpine rope courses of Europe with the lush vegetation of Central America creating a World Class zip line Park. The park is designed for children, parents, and grandparents to create memories together.”  With three distinct activities there is an adventure waiting for all ages!

Enjoy the World Class Zip Line that follows High Hollow Mountain and gives you a 270 degree view of surrounding mountains.  Maybe you are a “first timer” and want to test drive the zips before excelling to the World Class Zip Line, then the Mountain Zip Line Tour is perfect for you. Children 4 years and older can enjoy the Brave Indian Junior Zip Line Adventure Course.  The course is tree-based, and reaches elevations that excite and speeds that thrill, but nothing too intimidating for the younger riders. After your zip lining experience take a walk on the nature trails that begins at the Tree House with check-in, and continues as a self-guided walk of gradual descent to the headwaters of High Holly Creek.  The creek is spring fed, and comes together from several different sources along its run to the Middle Creek Gorge on the adjacent Nantahala National Forest. 

We look forward to meeting you in the trees and sharing this exciting experience with the entire family. 

George Powell

Founder and Owner

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Contact Info
35.0068632, -83.3291945
9625 Dillard Road
Scaly Mountain, NC 28775 
Scaly Mountain
Macon County
Hours of Operation
Seasonal Hours
(see website)