Can I Zip?

Before you schedule a zip line or Aerial Challenge adventure, please carefully consider these requirements.

Age

  • Zip line participants must be eight years of age, but you’re never too old!
  • Aerial Challenge Course participants can be as young as five years old.

Weight

  • Minimum: 80 pounds (not applicable for Aerial Challenge Course)
  • Maximum: 250 pounds for women and 285 pounds for men
  • Note: Be prepared to step on a scale for accurate weights.

Pregnancy

  • Zip line tours are not recommended for second- and third- trimester or high risk pregnancies.

Physical limitations

All tours require the ability to climb stairs and navigate swaying canopy bridges. Braking and steering are accomplished by grasping the pulley and zip line (while wearing leather gloves). As such, all participants must be able to tolerate at least a moderate amount of physical exertion and have the upper body strength to pull themselves along a zip line if necessary. The Aerial Challenge Course requires some strenuous activity including climbing and upper body work.

These factors lead to the following requirements:

  • You must have full range of motion and use of all your extremities.
  • Those with severe respiratory problems, heart issues, back problems, balance issues, a surgery within the last six months, or moderate to severe musculoskeletal problems should not zip. (If there is any question, check with your physician.)
  • Guides will give instructions with hand signs so the Deaf and hearing-impaired are able to zip. Because sight is necessary to see the instructions, blindness prohibits zipping.