If you’re looking for a day of incredible views of scenic landscapes but also like to get that adrenaline rush, then you need to try a zip line course. Soaring across acres, sometimes hundreds of feet above the ground, with only your harness between you and the trees will make any adventure-seeker fulfilled.
Usually, courses are more than just a simple zip line. You can find obstacle courses, treetop bridges, and parallel lines to let you race against your friends. Remember that most, if not all, zip line courses require reservations in advance and have certain physical requirements, so call ahead.
Best Zip Line Adventures in the U.S.
For the Fastest Ride: Hocking Hills Canopy Tours
When Hocking Hills became the first Zip Line Adventure Tour in Ohio, they wanted to make sure they were making the best course in the midwest. With this green course, platforms and lines are built sustainably from trees rather than constructing poles, letting you get immersed in the canopy. Reach speeds of up to 50 mph when you ride for 600 feet on the longest run.Hocking Hills Canopy Tours – website
10714 Jackson Street, Rockbridge, OH 43149
For the Longest Ride: Soaring Treetop Adventures
With Soaring, you’ll see the San Juan Mountains by 27 zip lines for over 5 hours. The location is so remote and pristine that you can only access it by train! The longest run is also the longest zip line in the world – you’ll soar for 1,400 feet. Soaring also prides itself on being the safest in the world by using helicopter-grade cable for the smoothest ride.Soaring Treetop Adventures – website
964 County Road 200, Durango, CO 81301
For the Biggest Thrills: Forever Florida
Forget going straight from point A to point B. The Rattlesnake Zipline Roller Coaster swings, swoops, jumps and dips the rider through the treetops at 20 miles per hour. Other experiences at Forever Florida include a 7-story free-fall, a 71-foot-high and 1,300-foot long zip line race and the only Canopy Cycle, letting you journey through the Wildlife Conservation Area on a reclined bicycle in the trees.Forever Florida – website
4755 N. Kenansville Road, St. Cloud, FL 34773