Welcome to the Boy Scouts $400,000,000 Mecca to Adventure

Welcome to the Boy Scouts $400,000,000 Mecca to Adventure

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The Summit: Site Highlights

Zip Lining — No. 1 in the world in total mileage. 15 zip-line routes equal total length of 5.45 miles of cable strung through the trees.

Canopy Tours — Tree to tree tours on cables and bridges. “No. 1 in the world in total mileage” of off-the-ground routes. 48 canopy zip tours in all.

One of the world’s largest skate parks is on site

Mountain Biking — 36 miles of trails. Three jump courses. Three pump tracks. 50 total trails.

BMX “No. 2 in world for indoor/outdoor square footage of facilities,” the Scouts cite. Total BMX area: 273,672 square feet.

Skateboarding — “No. 2 in the world for outdoor square footage of facilities” at total skate area of 103,993 square feet.

Immense artificial rock-climbing area under construction

Rock Climbing — An artificial outdoor climbing area onsite has 125 belay stations, 100 bouldering routes, and 42 rappelling stations.

Rafting — The New River runs through the Summit property. It is one of the most popular rafting/kayaking rivers in America.

Beyond the action sports, Scouts can hike, camp, and paddle on the Summit’s wilderness property on West Virginia’s New River Gorge

Stephen Regenold
Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.