|Zipping over Lake Travis near Austin.|
Wimberley Zipline Adventures
|Wimberley Zipline Adventures|
Views take in a 15-mile panorama, so be sure to look out instead of down (forget that you’re 100 feet above the ground). Instruction includes zipping on a short practice line so guests build confidence before tackling longer lines. Length of each line is determined by the natural topography, and the last line is “blind,” as trees obscure the landing spot.
Wimberley Ziplines has an added element of excitement because participants must learn to stop themselves using its active braking system.
Open year-round; closed on Tuesdays
Located on Winn Ranch between Austin and San Antonio (directions on website)
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours
Not just the first zip line in Texas, it’s the only canopy zip line with participants flying from tree top to tree top. Located 30 miles west of Austin, the tour takes guests over old-growth cypress trees and springs, traversing a ravine on six zip lines and three sky bridges. Take a leap of faith for an amazing view of nature with minimal impact on the environment. Add in a bit of rappelling for more fun.
|Cypress Valley Canopy Tour|
1223 Paleface Ranch Road
Open every day except Monday in summer
Lake Travis Zipline Adventure
Experience the longest and fastest zipline in Texas at Volente Beach near Austin. Zip across incredible canyons and Lake Travis inlets on five zip lines ranging from 250 feet to more than 2000 feet. An automatic braking system leaves your hands free for waving to friends. For an absolutely thrilling finish, you’ll walk uphill to the 20-story high launch platform and whiz along on a screaming half-mile ride. Even better, it’s a dual line, so you can race your buddy to the end.
|Having fun at Lake Travis|
For the truly adventurous, schedule a two-and-half hour moonlight excursion featuring seven zips and views of the sparkling lake.
14529 Pocohontas Trail
Safety first for all zip line experiences:
- Trust the equipment. Harness, helmet, and gloves (when needed for braking) are provided and double checked by the guides for proper fit.
- Wear sturdy shoes for walking on rocky paths
- Listen carefully to instructions and follow them explicitly (each place and line is slightly different according to the particular set-up).
- Drink plenty of water (provided).
- Check age and weight restrictions before making reservations.