If your family is looking for a treetop thrill, check out one of these aerial or zip line attractions.
Families with toddlers to teens can all find some fun at Tree to Tree Adventure Park in Gaston. While older kids can scamper on the aerial and ropes courses, and zip lines, there’s a special lower-to-the-ground area for kids ages 2 to 8 years old.
The adventures at Skamania Lodge and Resort in Stevenson, Washington, are better suited for families with older kids. Riders must weigh at least 60 pounds to go on the 2.5-hour zip line tour. And the aerial course is for folks ages 8 and older.
Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour welcomes kids 8 to 12 to zip line with a responsible adult, while those ages 13 to 18 may zip with a responsible adult on site, and not necessarily on the tour. The two-hour, guided tours cover seven zip lines and two suspension bridges.
And Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl in Government Camp also features an aerial park, among its other attractions. Tour five balance bridges, or hit their zip lines or bungee jump.
Zipline X is located 45 minutes northeast of the airport in Amboy, Washington. Since participants must weigh 95 pounds, this zip line is for families with adventurous teens. Their zip line tour includes 8 aerial bridges, 8 zip lines, multiple ladders and a spiral staircase. It is designed to be “high, fast, and challenging,” and takes approximately two hours to complete, according to their website.
Not sure if your child is ready for a zip line tour? Take them to Defy Beaverton to try out their indoor zip line. It’s not too high and there are plenty of mats on the floor below. After your children experience what zip lining feels like, then they can decide when they’re ready to soar through the trees.
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