Zip Lines are strung among trees throughout America. If you're looking for adrenalin highs during aerial rides, just take a zip line tour. Whether you're living in or visiting Hawaii, California, New Hampshire, Alaska or dozens of the other states here in the U.S., odds are excellent there will a zip line or canopy tour within easy driving distance.
Some zip line adventures are linked with other activities, such as a hike or a tubing trip. Many of these zip line adventures are offered year-round.
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On the Giant Swing, you'll swing 40 feet up in the air, then back down again as you enjoy great views of West Maui and Lanai. It's all part of the 5 Zip Line and Giant Swing Tour. Add the two miles of zip line and 360-foot suspension bridge at Go Zip Hawaii and you'll have an entertaining adventure.
The company also has side-by-side runs on Oahu complete with views of Kaneohe Bay.
Even if you've already been on zip lines elsewhere in the world, the Xtreme and Ulta Ziplines at the Utah Olympic Park, just outside Park City and less than 30 minutes from Salt Lake City, Utah, will give you a thrill. The steep Xtreme Zip takes you right over the K-120 ski jump hill.
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Alpine Adventures ziplines and treetop canopy tours show you northern New Hampshire from above. Take your choice between racing your friends as you ride dual ziplines, or taking the Treetop Canopy Tour, a six-zipline trip.
Don't look down, as you zip across some of the 20 lines split between the classic and extreme courses at the Royal Gorge, an easy drive from Colorado Springs. The Royal Gorge Zipline Tours has lines spanning miles of terrain. Some of the lines are among the fastest in the country..
Flying along the seven zip lines over lush mountainsides and streams is a novel way to explore Kauai, Hawaii's Garden Isle.
The ZipRider cable ride at Icy Strait, Alaska has a 1,300 vertical drop. Six people head downhill side by side at the same time - passing through woods and over open ground ensuring spectacular views of Port Frederic and Icy Strait. This locale caters to cruise ships, so if you’re taking an Alaskan cruise that stops here, book early.
Three can zip downhill at the same time at Scream Time Ziplines near Boone, North Carolina.
Soar like an eagle 100 to 200 feet above Colorado's Alkali Canyon and the rushing river below on six zip lines.
Flying along ten zip lines and walking across five sky bridges will keep you from thinking about your everyday life for awhile.
Skyline Eco Adventures has two zip line adventures. On one, you'll soar over gulches and through the trees along the slopes of Haleakala. The other zip line adventure is near the popular Ka’anapali resort area. The zip lines are strung amidst the Mount Kahalawai's lush valleys.
It's easy to soar like a bird from tree to tree. Zip line or canopy tours give you a bird's-eye view of the forest, move you across canyons and show you scenery that can't be viewed from the ground. Here's where to find out exactly how a zip line adventure works.