Towering Pines Canopy Tour on the Gunflint Trail – Zip Line Adventure ParkLooking for an adventure on your next trip to northern Minnesota? Want to do something a little out of the ordinary? Fly high with the thrill-seeking Towering Pines Canopy Tour located on the Gunflint Trail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area!
The Towering Pines Canopy Tour takes “eagle-eye view” to a new level.
The tour features eight high-speed zip lines that take you through the boreal forest canopy with spectacular views of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area as your backdrop. Cruise among and even onto platforms high in the old-growth white pines. Along the way, you will see Lonely Lake, Gunflint Lake, and the Canadian shores. Guests are equipped with secure harnesses, helmets, gloves, and a braking glove that allows riders to control their speeds on the zip lines.
The tour starts with a quick drive up the rocky trails behind Gunflint Lodge. Your first taste of adventure is a shorter, easy zip from ground level to a towering man-made structure. From there you climb several flights of stairs until you are at eye level with the 200-year-old white pine trees that dot the area.
The zip lines get faster and longer from here, with the longest line being over 700 feet as you soar across the sky onto a small platform high in the trees.The whole tour takes about two hours and can include up to 10 guests. Two well-trained guides ensure safety and give hand signals to help guide guests along the zip line, giving information on the area and surrounding nature as you go. Come alone or take the adventure with the whole family!
Guests must be at least 10 years old and weigh between 75 and 204 lbs, and be in good health (no major health conditions, including pregnancy). Otherwise, the course requires no special strength or skills so kids, grandparents, and all ages in-between can enjoy the tour together.