Ziplining is a great idea for families and young adults looking for an adventure-filled holiday. There is truly nothing like seeing a magnificent view from above. Flying would be too high and difficult to see the view, unlike being only a few dozen feet above the tops of the trees. Lastly, the rush will ensure that you get an exhilarating ride. Here are the best zipline parks in America.
1. Camelback Mountain Adventures, Pennsylvania
When you take a chairlift all the way to the top of this mountain, you can zipline down. At 4,000 feet, Camelback Mountain Adventures has one of the longest ziplines in North America. You will also fly through the sky at a whopping 60 miles per hour so make sure you take in the view as you are racing above.
2. Kapohokine Adventures Zipline Through Paradise, Hawaii
The Kapohokine Adventure Company has a few zipline tours in Hawaii, but Zipline Through Paradise is longer than others. The 8 lines are made up of more than 2,400 feet of cables. However, the tour takes more than 3 hours, so eat well beforehand. Still, seeing the river gorges and the rainforests will make every second worthwhile.
3. ZipRider, Alaska
This zipline is located in Icy Strait Point, Alaska. It is a must-have in your bucket list; the ride itself is already a thrill. You will experience dropping a total of 1,320 feet at a 25% angle, and you can expect to speed by at 65mph. Plus, the views are definitely not what you see every day because you might catch sight of the bears and whales, as well as the natural sights of Alaska.
4. Captain Zipline, Colorado
Ever wonder how the rugged Colorado landscape will look like from above? Then try the Captain Zipline in Salida. It may not be the longest and the fastest but it has exciting effects and you will see wonderful views of the Arkansas River Canyon and the Rocky Mountain peaks.
5. Skyline Ziplines, Hawaii
This is located on the grounds of the Haleakala National Park on Maui. As you race by at 40 mph, you will see the magnificent volcanic and rainforest vistas. Plus, there are almost 100-foot drops that will make your 90-minute ride exhilarating.
6. New York Zipline, New York
The New York Zipline Canopy tours swear that their tours in Hunter, NY are one of the longest, highest, and fastest in North America. Not only do you get to “fly“ over 4.5 miles of the Catskills, you also get to enjoy the breathtaking surroundings. They also have some adventure options like the Night Zip Tour.
7. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, Ohio
For 3 hours, you can try out all the 11 ziplines, including the 2 crossing the Hocking River. Each zipline has its own level of speed and height of the drops, so it is suitable for all, from beginners to experts.
8. Stowe Mountain ZipTour, Vermont
This adventure is not for those who are scared of heights. You start at the summit of Mt. Mansfield (Vermont’s highest peak) and ride down 4500 feet of wire, reaching as much as 60mph. You will also get views of the nearby mountains.
Going on any one or all of these ziplines is an exciting, adrenaline-filled way of seeing the world, so try and consider adding these destinations to your next holiday.