Soar through a tree top zipline adventure in the Alaska rainforest on mountainous Douglas Island.
Welcome to Juneau’s all-time peak experience! You’ll navigate along a series of five ziplines and a suspension bridge, never leaving the treetops! If you’re nervous, you can build your confidence on 2 practice zips. And since there’s no hand-braking required, you can just sit and zip on this adventure through the rainforest canopy.
You’ll start out in the heart of the Tongass National Forest at Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau.
After a narrated drive to Douglas Island you’ll be surrounded with mountain views and pristine old growth forest. Once you’ve arrived at the lodge, you’ll be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable guides who will outfit you with top of the line gear. We take fun seriously, so you’ll have a safety briefing and optional practice zips before taking your “leap of faith” into the trees.
As you make your way through 5 ziplines, with the longest zip being about 600 feet long, you and your guide will stop and land in fully enclosed treehouse platforms where you can take in the scenery or snap some pictures. Hear about living in Southeast Alaska and the forest flora and fauna you’re seeing. Close to the end of your trip, you’ll cross a suspension bridge over a rushing stream. Top off your tour by embracing your inner lumberjack and try your hand at Axe Throwing.
Back at the lodge you’ll have time to watch a slideshow of the pictures your guide has taken of you during your adventure. There’s a gift shop where you can purchase your pictures and other mementos of your time in the trees.
Please Note: Guests should be comfortable with heights and walking up about 50 stairs. This tour is not recommended for people who are pregnant, have seizures or recent neck, shoulder or back injuries/surgery.
No hand-braking is required on this course, so you can sit and zip while your guides handle all the equipment and keep you safe. The guides will also be on hand to enhance your sense of adventure and fun!
Need to Know
Wear layered clothing and bring a rain jacket. You'll be outside for 2 hours.
Minimum age is 8 years old
Must weigh between 70-250 pounds
You’ll be required to sign a liability waiver
Shopping is available at the lodge
This experience involves an increased amount of physical activity including walking over uneven terrain and extended periods of standing.
Don’t miss this one
I love zip lining, and this course was one of the best I’ve been on. It was the first one I’ve seen use two lines instead of one for extra safety, which is awesome, but due to this also took a little extra concentration for the hand brake. Most of our group were first-timers, and they caught on with no problem.
Chris and Anthony were super fun and the whole group was upbeat and exciting. The conversation flowed easily and the guides knew lots of details about the surrounding foliage and scenery. The views were breathtaking and the zips were nice and long so you could take it all in before stopping. We hadn’t seen a bear the whole time in Alaska, so it was amazing to zip over the top of one and get to see it in the wild! A fantastic experience I’d recommend to anyone!
My first trip into Alaska and I took my 13 year old nephew on this excursion. Not even over cast and drizzle could take away from the exciting and fun time we had doing this. Our tour guides Greg and Sydney were top notch, engaging, personable and eager to help up have one of the best experiences we could. They delivered. I highly recommend this if you have a zest for adventure and can deal with heights. Our group ranged from 13 years old to 69, so a wide variety and it isn't too strenuous a journey.
Explore the Tongass Rain forest via a flight across 7 zip lines, 3 aerial bridges and exit by rappelling down from last platform. Bouncy, peppy Emma and youthful, college student, but seriously competent, Chris transport you in a 4X4 Unimog to the mountaintop outfitting shelter where you are fitted with safety and rain gear – yes Ketchikan enjoys (?) 200 inches of rain/year and it rained all the time we were on this eco-adventure. From 135 feet above the forest floor, you traverse zip lines ranging from 175 feet to the 850-foot pulse-pounding “Ben’s Revenge.” Treetop platforms and 3 hanging sky bridges offer breathtaking views of the forest and wild black bears may be seen “fishing” during salmon spawning season. Upon completing this eco-adventure, you receive a lovely recognition medal and Diane warms your heart/body with hot chocolate, coffee or tea and a tasty salmon cracker snack. Well worth the cost and more interesting than most other zip line venues including Costa Rica, etc.