If you’re looking for a way to enjoy nature and get your blood pumping, ziplining is a great way to do it. There’s a thrill to jumping off of a platform high in the trees with nothing but a wire to support your weight that makes you feel alive.
Aerial parks and rope adventure parks can also be great places to take kids on family outings. It gives them a chance to do something new and exciting while also pushing them to stay active. We’ve gathered up the best ziplines in Houston (or within reasonable driving distance of Houston–no more than an hour away) for you to consider as you plan your next weekend of fun.
Ziplines in Houston – Best Zip lining Adventures
1. Geronimo Adventure Park
Geronimo Adventure Park is the perfect place to go to get away. Located in Spring, it’s isolated enough to feel set apart from the rest of the world and has plenty of trees to provide extra shade when it’s hot out. The staff is attentive, and the safety standards are high. In addition to multiple zipline courses all graded by difficulty level, there are fun activities such as axe-throwing and rockwall climbing. The Go Easy Skytrail is especially kid-friendly. Pricing for a single zipline experience is $40 per person, but the cost includes multiple ziplines that form a Skytrail. The price also includes games and activities that can be played on the ground. You may get more of your money’s worth by going in a larger group, however.
Where: 6749 Farm to Market 2920, Spring, TX 77379
2. Moody Gardens
On the weekends, Moody Gardens opens up the tallest steel ropes course on the Gulf Coast for visitors to enjoy. The five-tier Sky Trail is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who choose to strap on a harness will get a bird’s-eye view of Moody Garden’s and can even take a round trip of the entire zipline. The cost for this zipline is $25 for one day and $40 for both days.
Where: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
3. Iron Eagle at Kemah Boardwalk
Kemah Boardwalk is a well-known favorite spot for a fun weekend getaway with the family. It’s also home to a new zipline ride called the Iron Eagle. It’s not one of the most authentic ziplines in Houston, but it doesn’t pretend to be. Basically, if you’re not interested in the outdoorsy or physical parts of ziplining, this is the ride for you. For $10-$15, you can get up in the sky, get a great aeriel view of the theme park, and get the thrill of zipping through the air. Then, you can hop back off and go about your day at the Kemah Boardwalk. This won’t be the first choice for zipline purists, but it is a great way to get thrills for a reasonable price.
Where: 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565
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4. Big Rivers Water Park
Though the name would suggest otherwise, Big Rivers Water Park has an excellent zipline course. Visitors to the park can test the waters a little bit with the beginner’s-level Hawk’s Glide course. If you’re more advanced or you work your way up, you can check out Falcon Flight, the zipline course with three towers that takes zipliners out over water features such as a wave pool, a creek, and a pond. Make sure to check out weight and height limits in advance, and remember that younger children (aged 7-10) must have a guardian with them to go on any aerial rides. On top of the zipline course, you can also enjoy a challenge course or a free-fall experience. And, of course, if you’d like to branch out from the aerial attractions, there’s a whole water park to explore. Pricing depends on the attraction and the day. You have to pay the cost of admission, which ranges from $25-35, and the cost of the zipline, which is between $15 and $20.
Where: 23101 TX-242, New Caney, TX 77357
5. Texas Treeventures
Texas Treeventures bills itself as a challenge course–and for good reason. This park has one of the best ziplines in Houston for team-building exercises or group bonding experiences. A reservation there gives you three hours’ worth of access. The first half hour will be spent on safety training because this course is designed to push you to your limits. It has three levels and 72 obstacles to keep you moving and thinking the whole time you’re there. The staff is available to help if you get stuck, though, and they’re very attentive when it comes to health and safety needs. The courses are kid-friendly, but keep in mind that children will be expected to have a parent with them on the course and meet certain weight and height requirements for safety purposes. Prices are $40 for kids and $45 for adults.
Where: 6464 Creekside Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77389
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