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Our three zipline courses provide all the adventure you are looking for. These excursions are easy to book and great for first-timers to seasoned zipliners.

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About Ziplines at Refreshing Mountain in Lancaster, PA

Experience the thrill of a canopy zipline tour at Refreshing Mountain. One of the premier outdoor things to do in Lancaster, PA, the Ziplines at Refreshing Mountain are a top attraction in Lancaster County. Our ziplines tours are kid-friendly (ages 5+) and safe for all ages. Ziplines are great for individuals, families, and groups looking for a fun, outdoor activity. Your exerpeicnce will be refreshing, exhilarating and even challenging at times. Plus, we’re a short drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York City!

 

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Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
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4.4
Based on 704 reviews
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4.8
Based on 200 reviews
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4.5
Based on 477 reviews
Yelp Rating
4.0
Based on 27 reviews

Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it

During a recent visit to my parents my Mother decided to finally fulfill her desire to Zip Line at Refreshing Mountain and I was happy to tag along. The atmosphere is truly “Refreshing” and the people were extremely patient and calming…We were both thrilled with our experience however would have l…

Moms Bucket List

Even though our group was running late because the start time we were told from our group was 1/2 hour off the staff made it work for our group! Thank you for making our zip lining experience a fun and safe time! We will be booking a Christmas lights zip line evening soon. Thanks again!…

Richard

Simply put, our zipline adventure was absolutely phenomenal. We did the Challenge Adventure course and left Refreshing Mountain with absolutely no regrets at all. My 8 year old daughter weighs all of about 45 pounds soaking wet and she was still able to go solo on the majority of the ziplines withou…

Myself and my 8 year old daughter

My 10yr old son asked to go zip lining for his “adventure” birthday gift. So I took my son & girlfriend for the challenge course of 5 zip lines and 9 obstacle courses. We had a BLAST! Our two guides were incredible! One of them was able to talk my son through one of the obstacle courses he got nervo…

Wonderful Experience! Lots of fun and Excellent guides

We booked the Aerial Excursion for the full zip line adventure and we couldn’t have been more pleased! The Zip lines were fun and our tour guides (Gil and Maddie) were exceptional. We had a small group and were entertained, having fun and laughing the entire time! Great experience. Amazing time had …

Zip line Adventure

We have come to Refreshing Mountain 4 times over the past year and it is always an awesome experience. We have done the aerial excursions which are a blast. The guides are very professional and adapt to all levels. I am a fearful novice and my kids are daredevils with climbing experience. We were al…

Refreshing Mountain

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Our group bookings are unique in that we break large groups into smaller groups of 20 max. Your group is able to rent out activities on an hourly basis meaning you get more bang for your buck. Each activity can accommodate about 10-20 (max) per hour. Our group pricing has great discounts, see our pricing here.

Zipline Details

Zipline Safety Information & Age, Height, Weight Restrictions

Your safety is our top priority.

Each zipline tour is facilitated by at least 2 tour guides who have been through extensive training. They will take care of every safety related detail on the course, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the rides. Our courses are registered with the PA Department of Agriculture Rides and Measurements Bureau and they meet/exceed the design standards of ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology). One of our guides does a daily “run-through inspection”, a state certified inspectors does a monthly inspection and once a year, a certified third party inspector does an inspection as well. Ready to go ziplining? Pick a zipline course here.

Be aware that many older zip line courses use a braking design that requires the participant (i.e. you) to control your speed. That can be a daunting task for someone who may already be a bit nervous… Our course is different. On our Aerial Excursion course we use a brake design system that the industry recognizes as the safest approach to braking. First of all, each line is “dialed in” to allow gravity to work as a natural brake. Each line also has a “backup” brake mechanism that is controlled by our staff, so again, the participant does not need to worry about slowing themselves down. On our Aerial Excursion Tour, which has longer, faster zip lines, we use a patented braking/retrieval system called a ZIPKea on each line. Ready to go ziplining? Pick a zipline course here.

If you’re looking for places to go ziplining near you…

Our zipline courses are conveniently located near the PA Turnpike (I-76) and PA Route 222, making us an easy drive from nearby cities.

  • Zipline near Maryland ⁠— 1:40 drive from Baltimore, MD
  • Ziplining near Philadelphia⁠ — 1:30 drive from downtown Philly
  • Ziplining near Allentown — 1:15 drive from the Lehigh Valley
  • Zipline course near Delaware — 1:20 drive from Wilmington, DE
  • Zipline near New Jersey — 1:30 drive from Trenton, NJ
  • Zipline near Poconos — 1:50 drive from the Pocono Mountains
  • Ziplines near New York City — 2:30 drive from downtown Manhattan
  • Ziplines near Reading, PA — :40 drive from downtown Reading, PA
  • Ziplining near Hershey — :40 drive from Hershey, PA
  • Ziplines near Harrisburg — :50 drive from downtown Harrisburg
  • Ziplining near York, PA — :55 drive from downtown York

Some detailed requirements:

All riders must wear closed-toe shoes and the provided helmet and harness. Individual zipline riders must be at least 5 years old for the Flying V and Challenge Adventure and at least 8 years old for the Aerial Excursion. All individual riders must have a height of at least 48 inches, weigh between 60 lbs. and 280 lbs.* (80 lbs. and 280 lbs. for Aerial Excursion), and be of at least moderate physical health. Children that are at least 5 years old that are under the height or weight restrictions may ride tandem with an adult, provided a combined weight does not exceed 280 lbs.* The Challenge Adventure tour requires a ratio of at least 1 adult for each 3 children. The Aerial Excursion requires a ratio of at least 1 adult per child. Every participant is required to sign our release form. Ready to go ziplining? Pick a zipline course here.

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FAQs & Resources

A Zip Line Canopy Tour is a series of cables and platforms that take you on an exhilarating tour through forests and wildlife. Canopy Tours were originally created to study different plant life and trees. Now it has become much more about the exciting “ziplining” experience, however, we still try and show the forest and wildlife from a perspective you’ll never forget!

Yes. Your safety is our top priority. Each zip-line tour is accompanied by at least 2 tour guides who have been through extensive training. They will take care of every safety related detail on the course, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the rides. Our courses are registered with the PA Department of Agriculture Rides and Measurements Bureau, they meet/exceed the design standards of ACCT (Association for Climbing Course Technology), and we conduct rigorous and thorough inspections on a regular basis.

Many older zip line courses use a braking design that requires the participant (i.e. you) to control your speed. That can be a daunting task for someone who may already be a bit nervous… Our course is different. We use a brake design system that the industry recognizes as the safest approach to braking. First of all, each line is “dialed in” to allow gravity to work as a natural brake. Each line also has a “backup” brake mechanism that is controlled by our staff, so again, the participant does not need to worry about slowing themselves down. On our Aerial Excursion Tour, which has longer, faster zip lines, we use a patented braking/retrieval system called a ZIPKea on each line.

There is ABSOLUTELY NO TIPPING EXPECTED. There will be at least 2 guides with your group for the duration of the event and you can expect that they will be extremely professional and safety conscious. They will take good care of your group through the experience, and you don’t have to pay extra for that 🙂

Participants do need to be reasonably fit to participate, by nature of the event. Please see the Activities Release and Waiver Form for more details on this, but in general, participants should be able to carry 20-30 lbs of weight without difficulty, climb a flight of stairs, stand without need for assistance, walk over uneven terrain up and down a moderate slope. See the question below on age, weight and height restrictions for more detail.

  • For most of the “high adventure” activities, individual riders must be at least 5 years old. For the Aerial Excursion Course, individual riders must be a minimum of 8 years old. All participants should NOT exceed 280 lbs. Any rider under 60 lbs may need to ride tandem with a guide or other patron on certain lines, at the zipline guide’s discretion.
  • Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult to complete the zip line courses; the ratio for the Aerial Excursion and Challenge Adventure Course are 1 adult per 3 children. Adult is defined as a person over the age of 18+. 

No. You should schedule a tour ahead of time. If you just show up, and we have space available, we will gladly fit you in, but we sell out of space on a regular basis, plus we have specific start times. People that show up without a reservation generally don’t get to go thru the course.

Book Online

or call 1-888-353-1490.

Book Online

or call 1-888-353-1490.

We will need to know:

  • What date(s)/time(s) you are interested in
  • How many people to expect (this can be approximate to start, but will need to be finalized before your arrival)
  • Your credit card information will be required to finalize the reservation (full payment is due at time of reservation).
  • We offer GoPro Rentals starting at $29 per camera for 1 tour with discounts if you rent multiple cameras (plus 6% sales tax).
  • Rentals are handled on a first come, first serve basis and can be reserved at the time of reservation or when you check in at our office. Customers are required to sign a rental agreement.
  • Rental includes use of camera for the duration of the tour. A 16GB Class 4 memory card with adapter and case is provided to the customer upon purchase.
  • Cameras are side-mounted on helmets and are capable of recording live video in 720 HD at 60 fps and still images at 5 megapixels.
  • Our staff maintain and setup the equipment and are available to assist you as needed

Yes, but it must be secured to your wrist or we can attach it to your harness using the wrist strap. We do not allow you to wear cameras or anything around your neck for safety reasons. Also, if you choose to bring your own equipment you should recognize that there is a possibility that it could be damaged on the tour. So whatever you bring is at your own risk. It is essential that it can be secured to your person for the tour.

Payment is due at time of reservation. In cases of inclement weather that affects the comfort and/or safety of the tour (high winds, lighting, heavy downpour, below freezing temperatures), customers will have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund. Cancellations for any other reason are eligible for a full refund if made at least 14 days in advance of scheduled tour date (less a $10 processing fee). Within 2 to 14 days of the event, re-scheduling may occur 1 time with no penalty, and cancellations are subject to a 25% cancel fee. No refunds or schedule changes allowed within 48 hours of the event.

In this situation, you will be billed for the full event, however, you do not need to finish the tour. The course is “Challenge By Choice” so if you feel that you cannot continue, our tour guides will be able to belay you to the ground from any of the platforms on the course. You will then need to walk from that point, back to the starting point. We want you to have a positive experience at our environmentally-friendly canopy tour.

Yes, Refreshing Mountain offers an array of other activity options, and there are often discounts available if you add them to your day before or after ziplining. Checkout this page to learn more about our Outdoor Exploration Package and Nature Discovery Package.

Please note that to book them as part of a zipline tour, you generally need to call our Front Desk at 1-888-353-1490 to get the discounts.

Yes. We offer very cozy cabins suites for up to 8 people and also tent sites if you want something more rustic. For groups of 20+ people, see our information on Large Group Retreats for additional options.

How can we help you?

or call us at (717) 738-1490