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Zip-lining at Pacific Crest

Experience wild adventures Indiana Jones style!

Choose your adventure and dive into the wilderness. Each tour with Ziplines at Pacific Crest offers its challenges and attractions. Climb high trees, zip across the canyon at freeway speeds, cross rope sky-bridges and hike all day long. It's a fantastic opportunity to escape reality and "get lost" in the woods! Take a Zipline Canopy Tour with 9 ziplines, Zipline Mountain View Tour with 6 ziplines, or both All day Zipline Adventure with Lunch. Don't forget to hike Pacific Crest Trails and soak all that beautiful nature around you!

  • Active day

  • Speed and extreme heights

  • Adventurous date

  • Fun time with friends

  • Solo Adventure

Packing List

  • pants/long shorts
  • layers to stay warm or cool off
  • closed-toe shoes
  • sunscreen

Location

Itinerary

  1. Make reservation online
  2. Arrive 20 minutes early before your scheduled time
  3. Park your car
  4. Check-in and sign waiver
  5. Leave all your valuables (wallets, phones, keys, etc.) in your car
  6. Get on the transportation shuttle
  7. Enjoy your adventure

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Q & A

Ziplines at Pacific Crest is located in the San Gabriel Mountains, just 75 miles from Los Angeles and Orange County. We are right next to Mountain High Resort and the town of Wrightwood. Guest should arrive at our Welcome Center, where we’ll gear up and get ready to go. Then we jump in a shuttle, turn on some rockin’ music, and head out to our zipline courses—you’ve never experienced adventure like this before!

We do not recommend arriving in a lyft or uber. The reason is we are a very small town and finding a ride back down the hill is almost impossible.

Dress like you would if you were headed into the woods on a hike. And remember—we operate rain or shine, so please plan ahead for the weather. We recommend wearing layers, so that you can adjust your clothing accordingly once you have arrived in Wrightwood. We are up in the mountains, so prepare for it to be cooler than down in flat land. Closed-toe shoes (like tennis shoes or hiking boots) are required. Pants or longer shorts are recommended—they’re more comfortable with our harnesses.

Leave valuables at home or lock them securely in your vehicle. Stuff in your pockets (like wallets, cell phones and keys) have a nasty tendency to be get pushed out by straps of your harness. This is bad, because if you drop something while you’re on your adventure, we can’t retrieve it. (Please do not feed the bears credit cards.) Cameras are permitted if they have a strap and can be secured to your gear—but remember you’re responsible and you are about to go on an adventure that requires active participation—you’ll need your hands and wits about you. Water bottles, backpacks, and belt-style packs are not permitted. (Don’t worry about getting thirsty—a water break is scheduled halfway through each tour.) Please bring along any fast-acting medications (like an asthma inhaler or EpiPen) that you may need while on the tour. Your guide will make sure these items are secure and available.

Yes! Cameras are permitted provided they have a strap and can be secured to your gear. We suggest point-and-shoot style cameras rather than ones with large lenses. GoPro video cameras can be accommodated if you bring along the helmet strap accessory. (Our tour participants have learned from sad experience that helmet sticky-mounts do not work. On the plus side, the bighorn sheep in Angeles National Forest now have a really sweet YouTube channel.) If you don’t want to bring a camera, don’t worry—your guides will take photos of you throughout your tour experience. These pictures will be available for purchase in the Welcome Center following your tour.

We do. Simply come dressed and prepared for an active outdoor experience and we will provide everything you need—harness, gloves, and helmet!

Our Welcome Center is located at 6014 Park Drive in Wrightwood, California. You are welcome to park out front when you first check in, but we may ask you to move your vehicle to a different area before you head out on your tour.

It’s raining, and I don’t want to go zipping. Can I cancel? Pacific Crest Ziplines operates rain or shine. However, we have two pieces of good news. First, exactly none of our guests have melted in the rain to date. Second, those same guests regularly report that zipping in the rain is a BLAST! Remember, as outlined in our cancellation policy, refunds are not issued for cancellations within 72 hours of the scheduled tour time. We will continue to operate tours as long as weather is not considered threatening. In the event of severe weather, such as lightning or sustained high winds, we may choose to cancel or discontinue your tour with a full or partial refund.

Sorry, but no. Pacific Crest Ziplines tours are spread across hundreds of acres of land. For safety reasons, access to the course is exclusively limited to employees and guests actively participating in the tour. There’s plenty to do in Wrightwood while you wait on your ziplining buddies, though. Home to antique shops, local restaurants, and unique boutiques, Wrightwood hosts annual events that attract visitors from throughout Southern California such as the Classic Car Show, Mountaineer Days, Jeep Willy’s Rally, and more! For more area information, visit the Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce.

Participants should be in good health and prepared for an active tour, but you should know that guests from ages 10 to 80 and older have successfully completed our tours. During your tour, you’ll be standing and moving around with few opportunities to sit down. The hiking portion is about ¾ of a mile total, but it will take place on inclined, uneven terrain, at elevations where most people get winded faster than when down in the real world. Full range of motion in your arms, shoulders, neck, and back is required. You’ll be expected to follow your guides’ instructions at all times. For safety reasons, if you’re unable to steer and brake as instructed, you’ll be asked to discontinue your tour.

Each group includes a maximum of 8 guests and 2 canopy guides. If there are fewer than 8 people in your group, you’ll very likely do your tour with others. Groups larger than 8 should plan to book multiple tour times back-to-back.

That’s like asking which kid is your favorite. How could we choose? Both tours offer incredible views, long and fast zips, and some fun additional activities in the treetops. If you have to choose (and really, why should you when the All Day Package is available?) your main considerations ought to be the length of time you have available and which of the additional elements—rappels, free falls, bridges—interest you. The Mountain View Tour typically takes 2.5-hours to complete and includes 6 ziplines, 2 “free-fall” rappels (where guests get to take a leap off of tree platforms high above the ground), and 3 short hikes. The Canopy Tour consists of 9 ziplines (including one set of side-by-side racing ziplines), 2 traditional rappels, 3 bridges and 3 short hikes. Both tours are suitable for first-time zipliners, though the Zipline Canopy Tour does offer ziplines of more extreme heights and lengths than the Mountain View Tour. Still can’t decide? Seriously—stick around for the full day and take advantage of the best deal we offer . . . Our Ultimate All Day Package gets you both tours at a savings of $33 per person!

Our 300-acre tour site is located approximately two miles west of town. After gearing up at our Welcome Center in Wrightwood, you and your group will take a 10-minute ride in one of our 4×4 all-terrain “Quad Vehicles” up the mountainside to the tour entry trail.

It’ll be easiest for you to discontinue your tour following Ground School (the first few ziplines on the course where you learn proper zipping technique). Staff will pick you up from the tour and transport you back to the Welcome Center if you want. (No shame!) If you get scared later on during the tour, we can arrange to bring you back but you should know that, oftentimes, the only way down from the course is to be lowered by rope from the platform to the ground.

A rappel is a slow, controlled descent by rope from the tree platform to the ground. We teach you to rappel in a traditional manner (where you control your speed), but we also use devices that ensure a slow, controlled descent even if you were to let go of the rope for any reason.

Our “free-fall” rappels use a device that allows you to step or leap off of the tree platform, experience an 8- to 10-foot “free-fall” feeling, and then be lowered slowly to the ground.

Our tours are a closed circuit. Once you begin the tour, you are up in the trees continuously traveling from tree platform to tree platform by zipline, bridge, or rappel. Because of the nature of the tour, it is not possible to experience ziplines without also experiencing all of the other elements included in the tour.

No food is available while on the tour. A water break is included at the mid-way point of each tour.

Yes. Your guides will capture photos of you and your group throughout the tour. These pictures will be available to purchase in the Welcome Center immediately following your tour.

We focus on using redundant systems. You’ll see evidence of this throughout your experience. You are always connected to lanyards while up in the trees, and your guides will handle all of your protective gear. Plus, rather than zipping on just one cable (as most tours do), we use a dual-cable system for added safety and security. We like to describe our tours as “low risk,” but you play a very important role in ensuring your personal safety! Listening to your guides, following directions and keeping your cool, as well as knowing your personal limits will all help to ensure you have a great experience.

Zipline at Pacific Crest tours require active participation. Your Canopy Guides will teach you everything you need to know about steering (remaining straight forward on the ziplines) and braking. You can easily brake by applying a steady downward pressure on your lower zip cable with your gloved palm. Canopy Guides also operate back-up brakes in the event you don’t properly slow yourself down at the end of a zip. If you’re nervous about steering or braking, know that our courses are designed to gradually introduce you to the experience and allow you to “get the hang of things” before longer, faster ziplines.

Rules & Safety

Late Arrivals

  • You are required to arrive at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Ziplines at Pacific Crest does everything possible to depart on time.
  • No refunds will be issued for late arrivals—if you’re late and miss your adventure, we still have to pay the same expenses as if you were on time. Worse, we may have turned other adventurers away who could have gone in your place. Bottom line? Adventure doesn’t wait for anybody . . . Please don’t be late!

Weather Cancellations

  • We operate in rain or shine. Please dress appropriately. Rain jackets and/or pants are great! But please note that ponchos can’t be worn with our gear because they’re so bulky.
  • In the event of inclement or severe weather that Ziplines at Pacific Crest deems hazardous, we may cancel your tour before your scheduled departure time—and we may not be able to do so with advance notice
  • Don’t worry though—if we cancel because of the weather, you’ll receive your choice of a rain check or a full refund
  • And in the event that severe weather occurs in the middle of a tour, we may choose to discontinue your tour for your safety. If that happens, you’ll be offered a full or partial refund, based on your location on the course at the time we discontinue the tour
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$109-219/person (depends on a day and tour)