Fly High on a Zip Line

By Explore Minnesota

Zip lines are aerial adventuresZip lines are a great adventure, as you soar through the air in a harness hanging below a cable. In Minnesota, enjoy an aerial north woods view along with thrill of the zip.

Along the Gunflint Trail in the northeast tip of the state, take an exhilarating trip on the Towering Pines Canopy Tour. Test yourself at the Character Challenge Course near Park Rapids, which also offers a ropes course. Or take on the Timber Flyer zip line at the Spirit Mountain recreation area in Duluth. Also at Spirit Mountain, the Timber Twister alpine coaster is an exciting six-minute, downhill thrill ride.

Beyond the north woods, Kerfoot Canopy Tours is north of Henderson in southern Minnesota and offers 2.5 hours of high-flying fun and 14 zip lines. Kerfoot continues to contribute to Minnesota's zip line scene with a new tour in the Brainerd Lakes area, which includes unique features like an optional 50-foot freefall.

Looking for more places to fly? Visit Sand Creek Adventures just southwest of Minneapolis in Jordan, or go to Mall of America's Nickelodeon Universe in Bloomington and try your hand at the longest indoor zip line in the country.