Are you a thrill-seeker looking for something new and exciting to get your heart racing? Are you someone who’s looking for a unique way to explore our great state while staying safe during these unprecedented times?
It’s hard to imagine anything more thrilling and fun than zipping over canyons or through the woods at speeds up to 50 miles an hour and heights of 100 feet off the ground.
If you haven’t been on a ziplining adventure in Texas, you’re missing out. There are several great ziplines all across the state, including some close to home in Houston. So, whether you’re looking for something new to do around the Houston area or want to get away for a day trip, these Texas ziplining tours are sure to create new memories for adventure seekers.
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Arguably the best zipline attraction in the state, Lake Travis Zipline Adventures offers 5 different ziplines to choose from, including 3 that are the longest and fastest ziplines in Texas. You’ll zip across canyons and beautiful Lake Travis. There are ziplines for kids and adults alike to enjoy, ranging from 250 feet to around 3,000 feet in length. Kids also “fly” free Mondays through Thursdays with the purchase of a full price adult ticket. You also get to enjoy all-day access to their private lakefront property, relaxing in hammocks, and more.
Right now, facial coverings are required, temperature checks are given on all guests and employees, and other social distancing and safety measures have been put in place.
South Padre Island Adventure Park
South Padre Island Adventure Park’s ziplining course was inspired by a trip to the Caribbean. The owners thought there was too much hiking and not enough zipping through the air on other zipline courses. So this South Padre ziplining adventure is designed to maximize the time guests are up in the air. Guests are able to go back and forth on the lines as many times as they want in their half-hour or hour-long session.
“We decided to provide you with maximum zip-lining time possible so we designed large tower structures that accommodate six zip-lines for a fast round-trip zip-lining experience without leaving the towers. With our unique quick zip-line transition system you will be able to go around the zip-line circuit as fast, or, slow as you want to during your session. We want you to have the maximum zip-lining fun experience you can within an hour. Believe me, an hour of speed zipping here is an experience not obtainable anywhere else,” their website proclaims.
Zip Lost Pines
Fly above the trees at McKinney Roughs Nature Park with Zip Lost Pines. The tour includes 6 dual side-by-side ziplines that increase in height, length, and speed as you go through the nearly 3-hour tour enjoying breathtaking views of steep canyons, pines, and more. Ziplines range from 146 feet to 1,300 feet long and get as high as 70 feet off the ground. Plus, you’ll walk along 3 suspension bridges during your tour.
Moody Gardens Zipline
The Moody Gardens Ropes Course & Zipline are currently closed due to the pandemic, but once they do reopen, it’s definitely worth checking out. You can soar 60 feet in the air over Moody Gardens Palm Beach and Lazy River for a one-of-a-kind view of everything Moody has to offer.
Wimberley Zipline Adventures
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Soar over canyons and creeks with amazing 15-mile views of the Wimberley Valley on this epic ziplining adventure. Experience Hill Country beauty with a birdseye view of all the hills, meadows, canyons, and creeks while flying across their 10 different zipline crossings. The lines range in length from 150 feet to 900 feet, for a mile of total ziplining fun on your visit. Tours last up to 2 hours typically, and are by reservation only.
Facial coverings and temperature checks are required at this time, and tour sizes have been decreased to keep guests as safe as possible.
Trinity Forest Adventure Park
This Dallas park offers expansive ropes courses that include 20 ziplines in total. Ropes courses are available in varying levels of difficulty, so whether you’re a seasoned thrill seeker or new climber, there’s something for you. Each ropes course includes various obstacles, like cargo nets, wobble bridges, ladders, tight ropes, and, of course, ziplines.
The park reopened as of June 3, 2020, and reservations are currently required.
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