One of the most unique ways to take advantage of the beautiful Texas Hill Country is by flying through the trees on a zipline adventure. Take in fresh air, gorgeous scenery, and if you're lucky, some wildlife sightings as you glide through the air on a giant steel cable. Check out some of the best zipline tours around the city, all located within 45 minutes of downtown.

Places to Zipline Near Austin

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures

Fly over treetops with a spectacular view of Lake Travis on the longest zipline in Texas. The Lake Travis Zipline Adventures tour proves a boat ride, a private beach for swimming and picnicking and five ziplines ranging from 250 to more than 2,600 feet.

Wimberley Zipline

Get a special bird's eye view of Wimberley and the hills, meadows and canyons of the surrounding Hill Country. The Wimberley course consists of ten separate ziplines, each ranging in length from 150-900 feet for a total of a mile of fun. You'll feel weightless as you fly down the cables through the valley of two hillsides at speeds over 30 miles an hour. Each tour lasts about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Reservations required. 

Zip Lost Pines

Located 20 miles from Downtown Austin, Zip Lost Pines, allows you to soar through the pine forests of McKinney Roughs Nature Park near Bastrop. This zip adventure lets you soar side-by-side over shady forests and across steep canyons while catching a glimpse of the local wildlife and the Colorado River. Feeling extra adventurous? Book their sunset/night time tour, where you'll race down three of their ziplines under moonlight.

Visitor Information

Safety is of utmost importance at these ziplining courses. Please make sure you also prepare accordingly to make the best of your trip. Closed-toe shoes are required for all courses, and it is encouraged that you also wear comfortable clothes. You may want to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and water for the trip, depending on the weather conditions. Check each companies website for more information on age/size requirements for riders and accessibility.

Looking to explore more of Austin's spectacular outdoors? Check out our guide to hiking in Austin for some of the best trails to explore in the city.