The best ziplining parks in the world are in the US and we’ve picked eight of the most amazing to visit with kids from Hawaii to Vermont. Take a look. And if you’re flying into the USA to try a few of these parks, you might like to know that you can also zip through US border control on Byevisa’s US ESTA visa waiver application page.
Camelback Mountain Adventures, one of the best ziplining parks in Pennsylvania
Camelback Mountain Adventures claim their 4000 foot zipline is one of the longest in North America. If you want to put it to the test, ride the chairlift to the top of Camelback Mountain then let loose at speeds up to 60mph. Even if this incredible family ziplining experience doesn’t officially break records, it deserves awards for sheer excitement and amazing mountain views.
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Kapohokine Adventures, another of the best ziplining parks in Hawaii
Kapohokine Adventure Company specialise in Big Island tours and activities, including several sensational family ziplining experiences. Try Zipline Through Paradise with older kids. It’s one of the longest rides, incorporates eight different lines, covers an area of almost two miles and sweeps you up to 2400 foot and over. Dare to keep your eyes open for the entire tour (it lasts just over three hours) and you’ll see tropical river gorges, rainforests, waterfalls, mountains and more.
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ZipRider, Icy Strait Point, Alaska
The ZipRider at Icy Strait Point in Alaska is the world’s largest zip-rider. It drops 1320 feet at a 25% gradient, reaches speeds of up to 65mph and the immense Alaskan views are astonishing all the way. and sharp-eyed kids should keep a look out for whales and bears on the ride up to ZipRider.
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Captain Zipline, Colorado
The Captain Zipline tours in Colorado aren’t the longest in the US, but they do have some of the best landscape to zip across. A total of seven lines run for 700 feet and reach speeds of up to 40mph. They soar over the astonishing Arkansas River canyon with the Rocky Mountains bringing drama in the background.
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Skyline Ziplines, Hawaii
For scenic grandeur on the grandest scale you want Haleakala Skyline Ziplines in Maui’s Haleakala National Park. Here a total of five zip lines reach speeds of 40 mph through the park’s lush rainforest. Each tour lasts 90 minutes and every single one of them is awe inspiring.
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New York Zipline Canopy Tours, one of the best ziplining parks in New York state
New York Zipline Canopy Tours in the Catskill Mountains claim to have the fastest, highest, and longest zip lines in North America. Several fun adventures are up for grabs here. First timers should try the family-friendly Mid Mountain Tour: six ziplines; four suspension bridges; nine tree platforms and a 65 foot rappel to finish with.
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Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, Ohio
You can spend an entire afternoon family ziplining at Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, Ohio. The three hour adventure features 11 different zip lines, including two that cross the Hocking River.
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Stowe Mountain ZipTour, Vermont
The Stowe Mountain ZipTour starts at the top of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. The total ride runs down nearly 4,500 feet of cable wire at speeds of up to 60 mph. The adventure lasts two hours and, no surprise; the Vermont mountain scenery is gorgeous.
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