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Aerial Adventures

The WVU Zipline Canopy Tour & Guided Aerial Trekking Adventures

Your Guide to the Aerial Side of Adventure

Located just outside of Morgantown, and located off the Coopers Rock exit, the WVU Outdoor Education Center is home to the area’s best outdoor aerial adventure activities. These guided group adventures are open to the public, and are some of the best attractions near Morgantown, Coopers Rock and Cheat Lake. Take a trip to your next outdoor adventure. Zipline adventures are closer than you think.

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Zip-liners standing on a tree platform listening to an AdventureWV staff member give instruction.

WVU Zip-Line Canopy Tour

The WVU Zipline Canopy Tour is comprised of 4 zip-lines, 7 tree-based platforms, an aerial bridge, aerial ladder and a rappel station to exit the course.

Zipline Canopy Tour Reservation
Odyssey Course

Aerial Trekking Adventures

Groups can experience three unique aerial trekking activities. Bring your group, to experience either the Giant Swing, Alpine Tower or Odyssey Course.

Aerial Trekking Reservation

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Learn more about WVU specific pricing & our partial refund program.

Forms, Policies & Directions

Adventure WV provides a variety of programs that are guided throughout the WVU Research Forest, Coopers Rock State Forest and Cheat Lake. Click the link below to learn more about your activity, download forms and obtain program area directions. 

Adventure WV Forms, Directions & Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Participate?

Canopy Tour & Aerial Trekking activities at WVU are open to everyone! These activities are always educationally focused and often incorporate environmental education curriculum. There are a few guidelines that you should be aware of if you plan to participate.

Directions and Program Area Information

  • Physical Address: 1397 Chestnut Ridge Road, Bruce Mills, WV 26525
  • Parking: Parking is available in the paved lot just outside the Outdoor Education Center main office location
  • Phone Number: 304-293-0156

What would keep me from participating?

In addition to  Adventure WV’s standard Essential Eligibility Criteria, participants seeking to participate in either the WVU Zip-Line Canopy Tour or Aerial Trekking activities must:

  • Be comfortable with participating in activities at heights from 10’ to 60’.
  • Be in moderate to good health; active participation is required.
  • Be able to understand and follow the guide’s instructions.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes while participating in the program.
  • Must meet the following weight requirements— minimum weight: 70lbs; maximum weight: 250lbs.

Participation is not advised and may be denied if any of the following are applicable to the participant:

  • Pregnancy
  • Recent, reoccurring or existing injuries and serious musculoskeletal disorders
  • Medical conditions that could require immediate medical attention such as a seizure disorder.
  • Under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or legal drugs that impair participant in any way

Adventure West Virginia staff members reserve the right to deny participation to any participant if his or her physical or mental condition could endanger self or others.

How Much Does It Cost?

Zipline Canopy Tour is $60.00 per person / Aerial Trekking is $35.00 per person

*Discounts are applicable for current WVU students, faculty and staff.

How long does it take?

The length of our programs are approximately 2.5-3 hours. This includes everything from a brief introduction and gear up with harness/helmet, the actual experience and return hike and shedding of equipment.

Should I arrive early? Where should I go?

The WVU Outdoor Education Center is in the University Research Forest (off the Coopers Rock Exit on Interstate 68). It takes approximately 30 minutes to get to the canopy tour from downtown Morgantown. Participants may need to leave extra travel time to allow for heavier traffic. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. The physical address of our WVU Outdoor Education Center is: 1397 Chestnut Ridge Road, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525

Park near the gravel trail to the right of the Natural Resource Center Conference Building. Looking for our activity signs upon arrival. No parking pass or validation is needed.

What should I wear?

Participants should wear comfortable, athletic clothing while participating in the challenge course (no dresses or skirts). It is important to dress for the weather as the tour will operate rain or shine! This may include rain jackets, warm layers and warm footwear. Please note that due to the elevation and exposure, temperatures tend to be 5º to 10º cooler than low lying areas such as Morgantown. Securely fashioned, closed toed footwear is required for participation in the course.

What if I don’t like heights or am not an adventure sports kind of person?

While participants should be willing to experience heights, it is important to note that this activity isn’t designed only for the elite, adrenaline junkie. The design of our courses allows participants to ease into the experience while building their confidence and skills. Because of this, many participants who are typically afraid of heights enjoy our courses.

What if I decide that I don’t want to continue?

There are options to exit our courses early if needed. Our guides will present these options to all participants and will facilitate the entire process. Guests will then be guided back to our original starting point.

Can I watch my group participate from the ground?

Absolutely! Individuals can observe participants as they zip or traverse our elements. Seating is also provided throughout most of our facility.

What is your weather policy?

The WVU Outdoor Education Center is an outdoor facility which operates in a wide variety of safe weather. Dangerous weather during the scheduled program allows for rescheduling or cancellation without accruing a fee. Dangerous weather includes electrical storms, extreme temps, high winds, etc. This will be determined by the facilitator. For the most up to date and accurate weather, follow the Coopers Rock Weather Station on Weather Underground.

What is your cancellation policy?

  • If you need to make changes to your reservation, please contact the WVU OEC office as soon as possible at 304-293-0156.
  • Cancellations made less than 5 business days prior to the program date are subject to a cancellation fee. This fee will reflect up to 25% of the program registration fee.
  • Cancellations made by the Organization and/or the Program Contact within 48 hours of the established program date are subject to pay the entire portion of the program registration fee.
  • Cancellations due to weather or other extenuating circumstances (as determined by the Program Manager) may reschedule or receive a full refund.