The Best Zip Lines in Ohio

Summer is here, and what better way to take in the newly bloomed trees than from above the treetops? Zip lining is a fun, family friendly way to experience nature — while also experiencing a little adrenaline rush! There are lots of options around southwest Ohio that make for a fun day trip or afternoon adventure.

Here are the eight of the best zip lines around southwest Ohio:

The Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

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Photo credit: Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

Hocking Hills, OH

Known for its breathtaking views and wide range of outdoor adventures, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours offered the very first Canopy Tour in Ohio and the Midwest. Choose from several different tree-top tours, including the kid-friendly DragonFly Zip.

Ultimate Zipline Adventures

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Hocking Hills, OH

Experience magic in the trees at Ultimate Zipline Adventures in Hocking Hills! There is no other feeling like being on a ropes course. Connect with nature and conquer your fear of heights. Enjoy the feeling of flying through the trees and climbing to new places. With 12 Zipline courses, an Ultimate Course and a Kid’s Course, you are sure to have an Ultimate Adventure!

Screaming Raptor Zip Lines

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Petersburg, KY

Screaming Raptor Zip Lines is a Screaming Eagle outdoor adventure course located at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. With 5 different levels of zip lining possibilities, Screaming Raptors is the perfect place for all comfort zones and experience. Looking to get your adrenaline pumping even more? Check out their Free Fall Experience!

Valley Zipline Tours

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Photo credit: Valley Zipline Tours

Lancaster, OH 43130

Enjoy one of the Midwest’s longest zip line courses. You will get a ride in comfort and style up to the first launch site then enjoy the natural zip-lines and the tower zip-lines. Located in the northern part of the Hocking Hills, they offer 11 zip-lines with three monster zips spanning over 1,000 feet across the valley. There’s even a special course for kids under the age of 10, which course allows the younger kids in your family to experience the thrill of zip lining in a smaller environment. The course has 5 lines total and is perfect for the adventurous little ones. The Mini Zip Course is $20 and lasts approx. 30 minutes.

Wild Zipline Safari

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Photo credit: Wild Zipline Safari

Cumberland, OH 45732
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Did you know Ohio has its own wildlife safari? At Wild Zipline, you can enjoy the Wilds from an aerial perspective! Led by two professionally trained guides, this 2 ½ hour zipline safari tour consists of 10 ziplines and a rappel built on a series of observation platforms overlooking various rare and endangered animal species that enjoy the rolling hills and open range at the Wilds. You’ll zip along a network of cables, through the trees, over the animal watering holes, lakes, and pastures, finally landing and rappelling into a beautiful wildflower oasis. Children between the ages of 10 and 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Approximate weight range for all participants is between 70 to 250 pounds.

Mohican Adventures Aerial Adventure Park

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Loudonville, OH

While not a zip line, the Aerial Adventure Park at Mohican Adventures will surely get your adrenaline pumping! There are 6 aerial courses varying by difficulty, with options for kids as young as 5 (with an adult). This unique park is definitely worth a trip for adventure-seeking families!

Tree Frog Canopy Tours

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Photo credit: Tree Frog Canopy Tours

Glenmont, OH 44628

Tree Frog Canopy Tours is Northern Ohio’s only dual cable zipline canopy tour (dual zipline = faster speeds and smoother rides!). Explore the natural beauty of Mohican Country from above as you challenge yourself, conquer fears and create memories! No zip line skill is needed on our course. Must be at least 10 years old and 75 pounds to participate.

Ozone Zipline Adventures

5291 OH-350, Oregonia

About halfway between Dayton and Cincinnati, this YMCA zipline adventure is one you don’t want to miss. In the beginning of May 2022 they reopened six new and improved lines. All ziplines cross over the Little Miami River and provides spectacular views of nature. Reservations are required.

 Have a little autumn adventure at one of these Ohio zip lines!

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