10 Top-Rated Places for Ziplining in Ohio

Feb 22, 2017

When it comes to outdoor adventure in Ohio, ziplining has become a popular way to see and experience some of the best natural landscapes the state has to offer. You can zip through the treetops in southern Ohio in the fall, when the leaves are changing colors on the trees; snap on a headlamp for night zips; or fly above rhinoceros and giraffes on a safari zip.

There are many options around Ohio for a zipline experience that suits your interest and skill level. Even first-timers can feel confident about learning a new adventure, as experienced outfitters provide practice runs and careful instruction to ensure that you are comfortable and safe.

1 Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

The Hocking Hills region in southern Ohio is one of the most scenic areas in the state and one of the best zipline experiences is with Hocking Hills Canopy Tours. The rolling hills and limestone cliffs give you an exciting natural backdrop as you zip from platform to platform through the treetops. A variety of tours are available, from an introductory tour for beginners and an X-TREME course to nighttime zipline tours and a SuperZip, which is the highest and fastest zipline course you can take, with speeds up to 50 miles per hour. Due to the outdoor recreation options in this part of the state, you can also combine a zipline tour with rappelling with professional guides. A tour during the fall is the most scenic, when the plush forest cover is in vibrant shades of red and orange as the leaves change color.

Address: 10714 Jackson Street, Rockbridge, Ohio

2 Ozone Zipline Adventures

Ozone Zipline Adventures

A popular canopy zipline tour through the western part of Ohio is Ozone Zipline Adventures. The tour is located at the YMCA Camp Kern in Oregonia. These tours comes with insight about the landscape of the area, including Native American earthworks, 500-million-year-old fossils, and some of the best views of the Little Miami River. There are four tours available that include ziplining through treetops from one landing to the next and traversing several skybridges. Tour lengths range from 1.5 to five hours. Some tours include lunch and more extensive treks and a full-moon zipline tour is available twice a month.

Address: 5291 State Route 350, Oregonia, Ohio

3 Wild Zipline Safari

Wild Zipline Safari

The Wild Zipline Safari at The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio is one of the most unique zipline experiences you will find in the state. The 10 ziplines on the course range in length and span the grounds of the wildlife preserve. You will zip above animal watering holes, lakes, and pastures as you see safari wildlife below. The tour is 2.5 hours and guided by professional guides. You end the tour by rappelling down the final platform. A shorter version of the tour is the Overlook Tour that has five ziplines. The Sunset Tour gives you the best view of the wildlife feeding late in the day and a peaceful way to watch the sunset.

Address: 14000 International Road, Cumberland, Ohio

4 Tree Frog Canopy Tours

Tree Frog Canopy Tours

The dual cable zipline system used by Tree Frog Canopy Tours makes for one of the fastest and smoothest zip experiences in Ohio. The tours take you through the treetops in northern Ohio along more than 4,000 feet of cable. During your 2.5-hour experience, you will ride seven ziplines, walk two sky bridges, and rappel twice. Nighttime zipline tours are available for added adventure. During treetop platform stops, you will learn about the nature and wildlife in the area. Tours are designed to accommodate both the experienced zipline enthusiast as well as beginners.

Address: 21899 Wally Road, Glenmont, Ohio

5 Valley Zipline Tours

Valley Zipline Tours

Family zipline adventures are the focus of Valley Zipline Tours in Lancaster. While anyone can take a trip, these tours are ideal for families who want to enjoy the experience together while also accommodating the range of ages and skill levels for both children and adults. Full tours feature 11 ziplines that span 7,000 feet of cable, a 1,400-foot monster zip, and a dual racing zip. A shorter version of the main course only has six ziplines, but enough for those who are inexperienced to give it a try. A unique course with Valley Zipline Tours is the mini zip course specifically designed for children ages 10 and under. The five-line course is scaled down for children, who may not be ready for the main course.

Address: 3465 Duffy Road SE, Lancaster, Ohio

6 Markin Farms Zipline Adventures

Markin Farms Zipline Adventures

In the center of the 90-acre Markin Farm in West Liberty, Ohio is the Markin Farms Zipline Adventures. The main zipline tour takes you through multi-level platforms along 13 stretches of cable. Each section of the course is designed with different lengths and speeds that take you through trees and over water. The tour includes five high rope areas along the course. A junior zipline course on-site caters to children ages two through six with two ziplines that are only four feet off the ground. A popular tour is the Sunset Zip that is timed for you to enjoy the sunset from the highest point on the property as you zipline through the trees.

Address: 550 Township Road 30 E, West Liberty, Ohio

7 Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course

Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course

If you are looking for added outdoor adventure with a ziplining experience, the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course near Cleveland is one of the most comprehensive. The two- to three-hour tours are fully immersive outdoor experiences. You will zipline through the treetops while navigating suspended obstacles and tarzan swings along the course. There are more than 40 tree-to-tree crossings with incredible views of northern Ohio scenery. Smaller-scale tours are available for children who may not be ready for the full set of obstacles.

Address: 16200 Valley Pkwy, Strongsville, Ohio

8 Soaring Cliffs Zip Line Course

For ziplines that cross natural gorges, waterfalls, and rock formations, the Soaring Cliffs Zip Line Course takes advantage of the southern Ohio scenery. This 10-zipline course is unique in that each zip has ground launch and landing sites so you do not remain suspended on platforms for the duration of the tour. You will hike through some of the forested landscape as you head to your next zipline and see the caverns, caves, and waterfalls of the Hocking Hills region from both the air and the ground.

Address: 24719 Miller Road, Rockbridge, Ohio

9 ZipZone Canopy Tours

ZipZone Canopy Tours
ZipZone Canopy Tours | Photo Copyright: Jerrod Pingle

Trek through 20 acres of nature in the heart of Columbus at ZipZone Canopy Tours. You will enjoy nine outdoor experiences, including several ziplines, sky bridges, rappelling, and a free-fall experience. This tour is not strictly ziplining, but a combination of several activities. The zipline course on this tour is more limited than other tours in the state, but it is a perfect tour if you are interested in testing several types of outdoor experiences.

Address: 7925 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio

Official site: http://zipzonetours.com/

10 Common Ground Canopy Tours

Common Ground Canopy Tours

Common Ground Canopy Tours are 2.5 hours of non-stop aerial action. There are seven ziplines and 13 tree platforms that take you through the treetops and over the Vermillion River Valley. You will also experience three aerial bridges and two spiral staircases that add to the adventure. These tours are designed to encourage a new level of self-discovery through adventure and some tours can be custom designed for specific needs.

Address: 14240 Baird Road, Oberlin, Ohio

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