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1600 Golden Rd Lake Toxaway, NC 28747    |    828.862.4207    |    info@earthshinediscovery.com
Earthshine Discovery Center - High Ropes Course
High Ropes Course

Challenge yourself on an obstacle course high off the ground. Balance your way into the the trees on the Incline Log. Step beyond your fears across the Abyss. Shimmy your way across wobbly cables with a friend on the Giggle Box. Then, onto the Multi-vine, the Decline Log and the Postman's Walk.

Ages 10+

“Everything was so well thought out and WONDERFUL - we felt more like we were visiting family than anything else.”

-Margaret P.

Climb high into the trees on the High Ropes course.
Teamwork is needed on the Giggle Box.
Be brave and step across the Abyss.


For their own safety and the consideration of others, all participants MUST:

  • weigh under 250 lbs.
  • be age 10 or older.
  • wear closed toe shoes (sneakers or hiking boots).
  • wear normal length shorts or long pants.
  • be able to walk up a steep hill without assistance.
  • be able to lift their own body weight off the ground.
  • be in a physical condition that will allow them to run, climb, and move freely in a high adventure environment.

You cannot participate if you:

  • are pregnant
  • have recently been injured, or require a cast or a brace.
  • have reoccurring injuries or joint problems.
  • have hemophilia or are currently taking blood thinning medication.
  • have a known health condition that requires immediate medical attention in the event of an emergency.
  • are under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription medications that may limit your abilities.
  • have epilepsy or a seizure disorder.




For all-inclusive family getaways, our high ropes adventures are included in your overnight rate.

Day use guests are welcome at $49.00 per person. A 24 hour advance reservation is required. For more details on Play for the Day, click HERE:

High ropes adventures are available for weddings and corporate retreats, at an extra cost per person. Call us for details.

For educational groups, our high ropes course is included in the Success! program. Click HERE to learn more.

Things to Remember

Bring your camera, bug spray and sun screen too! Nervous? No one can blame you for that, but the best way to conquer your fear is with experience. We will explain, teach, demonstrate and do everything we can to make sure you are comfortable with what we do.

This activity can take anywhere from one to two and a half hours, so be prepared for your visit. The high ropes course does require advance 24 hour reservations.

(828) 862.4207


  • All guests must sign a waiver of liability. Guests under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign for them. Guests under 14 must have a parent or legal guardian sign for them, AND be accompanied on the course by a parent or another adult designated to serve as chaperon.

  • At Earthshine, we go out rain or shine. In case of severe weather -- high winds or lightening -- we reserve the right to postpone or cancel your tour.

  • Participants must arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled time. All activities begin at the exact time they were scheduled. No refunds will be issued for late arrivals. If you fail to meet your appointment, we still incur all of the same expenses, and may have turned others away.