The 5 Longest Zip Lines in the World!

July 3, 2012

One thing I’m trying to do more of this year is experience a little more adventure travel. Sight seeing is cool for a while and museums are good for rainy days, but I miss a good ole’ adrenaline rush like when my parents let me go to extreme sports camp for two weeks. I begged them to let me go and I ended up messing up my tail bone and broke my hand, oh well (shame on them!)

I think the controlled chaos of a zip line would be more my speed these days, so here are the 5 longest zip lines in the world.  Check them out!

5. The Kapohokine Zipline

Situated nearby the city of Hilo on the big island of Hawaii, The Kapohokine zip line spans an impressive 3,400 feet and at its highest, 160 feet above the tropical forest below. When riding, you fly right over the Umauma Falls as well as 14 other waterfalls along the way.

4. Mi Universo Zip Line

The largest zip line in South America, and the 4th longest in the world is the Mi Universo Zip Line located just outside Cali, Colombia. It spans almost 4,000 feet and is over 600 feet from the ground at its highest point. Top speed is around 50 MPH.

3. Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park Zip Line

Located in lush and beautiful Orocovis, Puerto Rico, The Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park “La Bestia” zip line stretches an impressive 4,745 feet! It is also considered the highest zip line in the world at over 900 feet from the ground below. You have the option of either riding sitting down or superman style.

2. Icy Strait Point Zip Rider

Situated in painfully beautiful Hoonah, Alaska in the southern part of the state, the Icy Strait Point Zip Racer will sure to put shivers down your spine, not from the frigid weather but from the jaw dropping 24 degree grade and amazing snow capped mountain views. This bad boy sports 6 cables side-by-side and also the  highest zipline ride with a vertical drop of over 1300 feet. A few cruises stop at Icy Straight Point including one from Celebrity and Royal Caribbean, so the best thing to do is look for cheap flights to either Vancouver, Canada or Anchorage, Alaska and hop onto one of the ships heading to Hoonah. The zip line is over a mile long (5,330 feet to be exact) and last over 90 seconds.

 1. The Pronutro Zip Line

Coming in at numero uno is the Pronutro Zip line in Sun City, South Africa. This behemoth is 6,561 feet long (the longest zip line in the world) and hits speeds of over 100 mph!

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Just One Boomer July 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

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DwanderlustNMe December 7, 2012 at 10:38 am

you must visit the Forest Canopy Adventure – Irawan Zipline at Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. They have a canopy zip line at 1.3 kilometers long!


Jeremy December 7, 2012 at 10:47 am

Oh wow! That’s huge!!! I didn’t make it to Palawan when I was just in The Philippines but I definitely want to make it there next time…


scott thompson January 15, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I think we might com in at #4 on your list now! We are the newest and longest zipline in Central America. Located just off the Central Pacific Costa of Costa Rica, our longest line is 1,320 meters (4,330 feet). You can see the longest line You Tube link at:

Hope to see you on your next Adventure!


Ron April 30, 2013 at 2:59 pm

In February 2013 I visited Monteverde Costa Rica. The longest line at Aventura canopy tours is now 1590 metres. Just under a mile long!


Jeremy April 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Wow, that’s nuts!


Arnold May 25, 2013 at 3:40 am

Jeremy, my frnd. if you want to visit phil specialy in Ilocos Norte, i can be your tour guide for free, in hannas we have the 1.5km zip line, paoay sand dunes which is the only dessert in southeast asia and many more, ill make you fall inlove with ilocos norte. if you have a plan, just let me knw.

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Jeremy May 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Hey Arnold,

Thanks for the invite! I actually plan to go to phil again in a couple months so maybe I’ll take you up on the kind offer.


Laura July 8, 2013 at 10:46 am

Monteverde Costa Rica is 1590 meters long and 180 meters high…..3rd place on ur list.


Jeremy July 8, 2013 at 11:13 am

Hey laura, thanks for sharing!


Lola August 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm

El santuario Canopy adventure 4300 feet, Manuel Antonio Costa Rica


Caleb September 24, 2013 at 10:16 am

Thanks for the post. We really enjoy zip lining and are always looking for new adventures.


matthew December 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm

You should really check into the ziplines in Guatemala, Lagon De Atitlan. I just got off of them. There’s 8 back to back zip lines. First three being 250m long, 850m, long and nearly 900m long. You’re miles off the ocean floor covering coastal land.


Bill May 28, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Did St Thomas, VI zipline today. 6 separate lines overlooking Megans Bay. Awesome experience.


Jeremy Albelda May 29, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Awesome! Sounds like it was zipptastic!


Saffenie June 14, 2015 at 3:56 pm

The one here in NM (USA) is 8,890 feet and elevation is 11,489 ft. Goes up to 65 mph. Yipeeee!


Spencer Leaf August 18, 2015 at 8:30 pm

In Whistler, BC, Canada there is a zipline that spans Backcomb and Whistler Mountains. A total of 2.2 kilometres and can hit speeds of 100km/h


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