Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition
Enter Ketchikan's Eagle Creek fly-zone for the ultimate Alaska adventure! Imagine the thrill of gliding through the top of a rich rainforest canopy and three aerial bridges suspended between tall spruce, hemlock and cedar trees along the magnificent Tongass National Forest. This major rainforest reserve embraces one of Alaska’s richest salmon spawning streams and a pristine inter-tidal estuary. On this exciting Alaska wildlife tour, you will zipline 135 feet above the forest floor through the natural habitat of bald eagles, black bears, and a variety of other species.
Your wildlife tour begins at Herring Cove with transport in an all-terrain custom 4x4 Unimog up a steep rainforest hillside to the canopy chalet. Here your professionally trained guides outfit you with state of the art safety equipment and provide a detailed orientation prior to zipping from the first platform.
With help from your guides, you will then progressively ease into the forest canopy using a series tree platforms and cables, ranging from 100 to 850 feet. Discover Eagle Creek Falls, cross three hanging sky bridges, and delight in breathtaking views of the virgin forest below.
The final zipline emerges over lush grassy wetlands and ends at a viewing tower 55 feet above ground. Descend stairs to base camp, where you will be presented with a custom cast Alaska Canopy Adventures medal in recognition of your achievement. Enjoy a complimentary snack and hot beverage, view your photograph, and shop in the General Store.
NOTES: Weight limitation: 90-250lbs. Height requirement: 60". Minors must be accompanied an adult. Full use of limbs required. Pregnant women, guests with injuries/seizure disorders not allowed. Waiver required. Closed toed shoes required. Long pants and layered clothing recommended. Rain jacket provided. No video or Go Pro cameras allowed on the course. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. Best for guests who have experienced ziplining or are seeking new challenges.
Our meeting place for this tour is at: the statue at the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau, 131 Front St.