Did you know Chinook Shores Lodge is next to Southeast Exposure, Ketchikan’s Zipline Adventure Park? Different from all the other zip experiences, you can swing, scramble, climb and zip your way along this giant jungle gym in Alaska’s forest canopy. This is a fun recreation for friends and family in a perfect setting – high in the lush green canopy of Southeast Alaska’s temperate rainforest.
Zip excursions begin at waterfront property in the Tongass National Forest where professional guides will instruct and outfit you with the best safety equipment in an open air forest pavilion. Then the adventure begins as gravity pulls you along seven ziplines. You will catch glimpses of bald eagles and the ocean below as you glide through old growth cedars, fly into an ancient tree onto the Eagle’s Nest Platform, traverse a swaying log, swing across rope loops, feel the speed and acceleration of landing on a one of a kind ocean platform located 50’ over the water, and finally the rush of zipping to the ground.
Once back on ground, if you still haven’t had enough, head over to the 50-foot climbing tower where guides will show you techniques needed to climb to the top. A circular staircase inside the tower enables others to climb up, take in the mountain and ocean views, and snap photos of climbers proudly ringing the bell at the top of the wall. Don’t worry! These ziplines are easy. There is no hand braking. Braking systems are state of the art. For the less adventurous members of your party, guides can assist you to skip elements. After your adventure, there is time to shop for souvenirs before boarding your motor coach for the return drive back to the pier. Ready to zip?
Contact Nadra Angerman at Chinook Shores to add this amazing experience to your stay at Chinook Shores Lodge!