Wilderness Run Adventure Course image courtesy of Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster.

RALEIGH – The Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster opened in the Banner Elk area by Tara and Eric Bechard in 2020 has announced the opening of a sister attraction, the Wilderness Run Adventure Course.

In a statement, Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster called the course “a must for High Country fun and adventure!”

The new attraction is a “multi-level elevated course” with 28 obstacles in a “series of activities designed to safely test your balance and climbing skills, as well as increase your independence”. Even young visitors can challenge themselves, as the adventure course also offers a mini course for the “littlest daredevils!”

“If you need a daring adventure, look no further!” Ashley Brown, the company’s director of marketing and services, said in a press release. “Whether you’re gliding through the trees at the Alpine Coaster or soaring through the treetops at the Adventure Course, we guarantee an experience you won’t forget!”

There is no reservation for the adventure course, but a recorded check-in time is required to attend to take into account the arrival time and the educational part integrated into each visit.

The course is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Final check-in is daily at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for ages eight and up are $42 and the Little Explorer course is $10 for younger visitors ages two to seven.

For more information, including purchasing tickets, visit: WildernessRunAlpineCoaster.com.


AP Dillon is a reporter for the North State Journal located near Raleigh, North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_