Why limit family fun to staying on the ground? Kids love to be in the air, whether they’re dangling from monkey bars or doing flips on trampolines. Spice up your kid’s warm-weather plans with a trip to an aerial park near you! There are tons of adventures to be had from high ropes courses to zip lines to scaling trees like our inner primate. Need suggestions on just where to go for these adrenaline-filled, exciting experiences? No worries, we’ve done the hard work for you – read on for our list of the top adventure parks near Portland, Oregon!
Crater Lake Zip Line
Fly into summer with Crater Lake’s age-inclusive zip lines! Crater Lake Zip Line has engineered its adventures to fit kids of all ages (5+)! Begin with the Kid’s Zip, offering an hour and a half of ziplining, sasquatch spotting, and crawling around on the rope-spider web, or jump into the Skyak! Course (10+) that covers a slew of ziplines, including rappelling and kayaking, and more! If you plan to make a day out of it, Crater Lake Zip Line has kayak rentals so you and your family can spend the afternoon out on the lake.
Where: 29840 Hwy 140W., Klamath Falls, OR
Phone: (541) 892-9477
Take a weekend and hang out at HighLife Adventures in Warrenton, Oregon! Built for families, this action-packed adventure park has the best ziplining guides on the Oregon Coast. Looking for entertainment for the kiddos for more than just one day? Send the kids to HighLife’s Squatch Survival School where kids will be trained in skills like foraging, finding water, building fire and shelter, and learning first aid! HighLife also offers the trending sport axe throwing so you can bring out the barbarian in you!
Where: 92111 High Life Rd., Warrenton, OR
Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour
Perhaps you can’t get out to the coast or make the drive to Crater Lake. Don’t fret, Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour is in North Plains, Oregon just 35 minutes northwest of Portland! They offer their zipline tours year-round, so if the summer slips away from you, you and the family can still zipline in the Fall! They have all you need to make sure you’re prepared for your feet to leave the ground! Head online for their rates and pre-zip checklist, and take a peek at their digital gallery to see what is in store for you and your kids!
Where: 22616 NW Pumpkin Ridge Rd., North Plains, OR
Balance, zip, cross and climb your way through Zipline X’s impressive zip line course! Just 45 minutes away from the PDX airport, Zipline X sends you soaring across treetops and over ravines which is sure to get the adrenaline flowing. This course takes approximately two hours to complete, and all children under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Get ready to scale the ladder, fly through the tops of the forest, and cross bridges over steep drops by booking your tour today!
Where: 32016 NE Healy Rd., Amboy WA
Phone: (503) 520-0303
Skamania Lodge Adventures
At Skamania Lodge, they offer two different ways to have fun high-in-the-sky! You can pick between the zipline tour or the aerial park, or if you’re feeling spunky, you can do both! At Skamania’s Aerial Park, you can swing between trees and put your balance and agility to the test. Their course features over 15 platforms and more than twenty obstacle elements! The zipline tour makes you one with the tree canopy and takes you through seven different ziplining courses (the longest one is 900 feet!). Throw the kids in the car and head to Skamania Lodge today for a summer adventure they’re sure to remember.
Where: 1131 Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson WA
Phone: (509) 427-0202
Take you and the family on a trip to Southern Oregon to experience the Rogue Valley from the air! Book a standard zipline tour that covers more than 2500 ft over five courses or book their Sunset Zipline Tour! An important thing to note is that they do have an age restriction, allowing only those 8 and older to participate in their courses. So, if your kids are a bit older, this is the place for your family! Head online to claim your spot today (especially for that sunset tour – wow!)
Where: 9450 Old Stage Rd., Central Point, OR
Phone: (541) 821-9476
Tree to Tree Adventure Park
Accurately calling itself a playground in the trees, this park offers variety for families with varying levels of adventurers including one of the longest zip lines in the area, and some aerial adventures for your youngins who aren’t quite ready for the full-blown zipping experience. So if the 1,280-foot-long line is too much to handle, you can choose to try out their Aerial Adventure a set of 6 obstacle courses built into the trees (no need to worry, everyone is safely harnessed here, too). And if you have some really little tykes with you, they can check out the mini adventures instead: Adventure Village, Tree Top Plunge or Monkey Grove.
2975 SW Nelson Road Gaston, Or.