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    Black Mountain Thunder is the longest zipline course in the region and features some of the longest and fastest lines in the country. Built upon the beautiful Appalachian mountains, this unique zipline course features great views and extreme descents. Take a look all 11 lines then make the drive to Harlan County to experience them for yourself!

#1
Learn the ropes on Line #1 beginning at the switchbacks on Trail 10.

  • Length: 200 feet
  • Height: 15 feet
  • Speed: 20 mph
  • #2
    Venture deeper into the woods on line number two. Ride hands-free if you like and land on a 120-foot wooden walkway that will take you around the ridge to the next line.

  • Length: 200 feet
  • Height: 15 feet
  • Speed: 20 mph
  • #3
    Get a little more altitude on line number three as you cross a small valley and land on a tree-suspended platform.

  • Length: 250 feet
  • Height: 80 feet
  • Speed: 25 mph
  • #4
    The last of the short lines and you're last chance to turn around, line number four drops you onto a wooden walkway overlooking Trail 11.

  • Length: 100 feet
  • Height: 10 ft
  • Speed: 25 mph
  • #5
    There's no turning back after soaring across Line #5, which lands you on a rocky outcrop overlooking Trail 11 with only way down...

  • Length: 1,000 feet
  • Height: 150 feet
  • Speed: 35 mph
  • #6 White Lightnin'
    Conquer your fear of heights by jumping off a rocky cliff and soaring 400 feet in the air to the other side of the valley.

  • Length: 1,800 feet
  • Height: 400 feet
  • Speed: 40 - 50 mph
  • #7
    Ride through the trees and back out into the open as you cross the valley back to the other side.

    Length: 1,500 feet
    Height: 350
    Speed: 50 mph
    #8
    Down the stairway then time to learn to brake with both hands. Line number 8 starts the quick descent back down to the valley floor.

  • Length: 1,000 feet
  • Height: 250 feet
  • Speed: 50 - 60 mph
  • #9
    One last time to cross the valley.

  • Length: 700 feet
  • Height: 100 feet
  • Speed: 40 mph
  • #10
    Come in hot on line number 10 low enough to eat the dust off the trail riders below.

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  • #11
    Right back to where you started. You'll actuallly ride number eleven twice as we require every partipant to complete line number eleven before beginning the tour.

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