California Travel--Who says you have to get
old? Who says you can't swing anymore, or ride through the jungle with
reckless abandon? The invention of zip lines and installation of them into
California destinations with open spaces has created a whole new form of
tourism that never was. And it's attracting aged adults seeking a fun, safe
thrill as they attach themselves with a safety belt to wires strung across
jungles and forests, beginning and ending at a series of wooden platforms.
Within a few short years, we've seen zip lines spring up throughout
California from San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park to the beaches of Catalina
Island, and in the mountains and caverns of Northern California Sierras. The
ride requires not much in the way of physical activity and its thrill is
milder than the upside down g-force rides on roller coasters at California
theme parks, but the wow factor of zipping through the air, suspended above
nature's forests is what really turns people on. And they'll spend anywhere
for $25 to around $100 to take this joy ride that rekindles the excitement
felt as a child when you felt your first exciting rush on some ride.
Big Bear Lake has a zipline in the tallest pines. Catalina Island has a
zipline providing rides from mountain peak-to-peak.
Moaning Caverns has twin 1500 foot zip line. Available daily, year round, no
experience necessary. Our physical address is: 5350 Moaning Cave Road,
Vallecito, CA 95251, USA. caverntours.com
Catalina Island - Avalon
Zipline Eco Tour
Must be 60 lbs to 245 lbs
Must be wearing closed toe shoes ( No sandals please )
Location: Descanso Beach Club, St. Catherine Way, Avalon, CA 90704
A short walk past the Casino Building
Phone: (310) 510-8687
Cost: Around $100 (as of Summer 2010)
Big Bear Lake
Action Zipline Tours Inc
41647 Big Bear Blvd
Big Bear Lake, California 92315
9 different zip lines ranging from 120 ft to 900 ft and a rickety suspension
bridge and rides in a SnowCat or Pinzgauer.
Flying Bear Zip Lines
Top of Mill Creek Rd at Big Bear Lake, California 92315
2 different tours; with 3 Zip Lines at Black Bear, and 5 Zip Lines at
Grizzly. Minutes from The Village
Mount Hermon Santa Cruz County Near Scotts Valley
Mount Hermon Redwoods Canopy Zip line Tour
37 Conference Dr, Conference Center
Mount Hermon, California 95041
6 Zip lines and two bridges.
Price is around $80 (as of summer 2010)
San Diego near Escondido
San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park's Flightline zip line
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, California 92027-7017
619-718-3000 or 800-407-9534
Multiple zip lines totaling 3,520 in length and up to 320 feet in the air.
See exotic animals and exhibits as you zip line over the park. The first zip
line run is 470 feet long and carries you through trees into the park. The
entire tour takes between 1 to 2 hours.
Ziplines at Moaning Cavern Adventure Park in Calaveras Count
5350 Moaning Cave Road
Vallecito, California 95251
The Moaning Caverns Zip Line in Vallecito, California has 1500-foot twin zip
line, at speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour. They have three types of zip
lines: 1 the launch tower in an upright seated position; 2) dual where two
people zipline together on one trolley; and 3) launch horizontal position
like a superman position.