What are the 5 Best Places to Zip Line Near Seattle?

With Spring here and Summer right around the corner, many people are looking to explore outdoor activities. What better way to experience the Pacific Northwest and all the greenery we have with a Zip Line Tour? You’ll get an adventure, feel a thrill, have tons of fun, and best yet, experience amazing and breathtaking views of the nature and what it all it has to offer!

  1. High Trek Adventures
  2. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Zip Line Challenge Courses
  3. Bellevue Zip Tour
  4. Canopy Tours NW on Camano Island
  5. San Juan Island Zip Tour

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1. High Trek Adventures

Open year round, High Trek Adventures is located in Everett; about 20 minutes North of Seattle. This outdoor fun center includes several activities including laser tag, mini-golf, axe throwing, and a giant ropes course with 60 obstacles and 3 ziplines.  Walk-ins are welcome, pending availability.  Rates range from $40.00-$55.00, with multi-activity passes available for $55-80.


2. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park  

Northwest Trek is located in Eatonville, WA; 40 miles south of Sea-Tac Airport. Zip Wild is open from May to September and offers 5 exhilarating zip line/challenge courses that run through a breathtaking canopy. Courses include barriers that must be walked, climbed, or crawled over; or even clambered through, as well as other various challenges.  Specific challenges include: swinging log or slatted step bridges, a monkey bridge and rope, cargo nets, balance beams, and high-wire tight ropes. Zip Wild has courses that cater to all ages (6+), so an entire family can experience a wild adventure!  Rates range from $19.95-$59.95.


3. Bellevue Zip Tour

The closest zip line tour to Seattle Southside would be in Bellevue; 16 miles northeast of Sea-Tac Airport. Bellevue Zip Tour operates from April to October and offers 6.5 zip lines, along with 2 suspension bridges. Zip line through Huckleberry Alley, Blind Run, and Cathedral and Lightning Trees with speeds up to 35 mph, and experience amazing views of the Cascade Mountains, including Mt. Baker! Bellevue Zip Tour is located in Eastgate Park, just off I-90. Rates start at $47 for Youth (4-17) and $74 for Adults (18+).


4. Canopy Tours NW

This zip line tour company is located on Kristoferson Farm on Camano Island; 72 miles north of Sea-Tac Airport. Canopy Tours NW operates year-round, offering several daily tours. Explore a sustainably managed Pacific Northwest forest in a historic Unimog forest vehicle, walk through 2 short foliage trails and a log bridge, and witness breathtaking views, while zip-lining up to 660 feet through 6 courses. Rates start at $65 for Youth (12 & under) and $95 for Adults (13+).


5. San Juan Island Zip Tour

Located right on San Juan Island, 117 miles northeast of Sea-Tac Airport (which includes a ferry ride), this zip line tour makes the trip well worth it. San Juan Island Zip Tour is the only zip line tour on the Islands and starts in April of each year. They provide 2 pick-up locations: Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor. Adventure on 8 zip lines and a suspension bridge through San Juan’s forest canopy. Fly across protected wetlands and an otter inhabited lake, and experience a bird’s eye view of natural landscapes, including Douglas Firs and West Red Cedars, of the San Juan Islands. Rates start at $76 for Youth (8-14) and Seniors (65+); $86 for Adults (15-64).


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Seattle Zip Line FAQs

Q: What does it mean to go zip lining?

Ziplining is a centuries old method of crossing mountainous or heavily forested terrain that has evolved into a recreational activity that involves an inclined cable and pulley from which a harnessed rider glides down. The cable is a attached to two points and is higher at one end than the other.


Q: Is there a weight limit for ziplining?

Zip-line riders should weigh between 60 and 275 pounds.


Q: How long does a zipline experience last?

Zipline tours generally last somewhere between 1 1/2 hours to 3 hours. Many zipline parks have multiple rides. The length of the cables can be anywhere from a couple hundred feet to a few thousand feet. Depending on the rider's weight and the inclination angle, at a speed of 30 - 50 mph a single zipline ride may be over in less than a couple of minutes.