Alpine Zipline & Mendenhall Glacier

Zip through the Tongass National Forest and visit the Mendenhall Glacier.

Soar through a series of five ziplines and walk the suspension bridge at Eaglecrest Ski Area on Douglas Island. If you’re nervous, you can build your confidence on 2 practice zips. Since there’s no hand-braking required, you can just sit back and zip! This tour also includes a stop at one of Alaska’s most visited landmarks, the Mendenhall Glacier.

Here’s how your day will fly!

This full-day adventure includes exhilarating ziplining through the lush rainforest canopy of the Tongass National Forest. After arriving at the lodge, you’ll be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable guides who will outfit you with top of the line gear. We take fun seriously, so you’ll have a safety briefing and optional practice zips before taking your “leap of faith” into the trees.

As you make your way through 5 ziplines, with the longest zip being about 600 feet long, you and your guide will stop and land in fully enclosed treehouse platforms where you can take in the scenery or snap some pictures.  Hear about living in Southeast Alaska  and the forest flora and fauna you’re seeing. Close to the end of your trip, you’ll cross a suspension bridge over a rushing stream. After your tree top adventure embrace your inner lumberjack by trying your hand at Axe Throwing.

Back at the lodge you’ll have time for a light snack while watching a slideshow of the pictures your guide has taken of you during your adventure. There’s a gift shop where you can purchase your pictures and other mementos of your time in the trees.

Your tour also includes a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier and entrance to the Visitor Center. Take a self-guided walk around the nearby trails as you take in the amazing views, surrounding mountain peaks and rushing waterfalls. Be sure to check in with the Forest Service Ranger for sightings of bears, eagles, porcupines and other wildlife or explore the interactive exhibits in the Visitor Center.

Round trip transfers from the dock are included. Your tour order may vary.

Please Note: Guests should be comfortable with heights and walking up about 50 stairs. This tour is not recommended for people who are pregnant, have seizures or recent neck, shoulder or back injuries/surgery.

No hand-braking is required on this course, so you can sit and zip while your guides handle all the equipment and keep you safe. The guides will also be on hand to enhance your sense of adventure and fun!

Need to Know

5.25 hours

Wear layered clothing and bring a rain jacket. You'll be outside for over 2 hours

Minimum age is 8 years old

Must weigh between 70-250 pounds

You’ll be required to sign a liability waiver

A light snack is included

Shopping is available at the lodge and visitor center

Difficulty Level: Moderate

This experience involves an increased amount of physical activity including walking over uneven terrain and extended periods of standing.

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Guest Reviews

What a great place!

We ziplined in Juneau and had a wonderful time! Anya and Keegan were so great; my son (age 11) was a bit nervous about the experience, and they unhooked us all from the first zip so he could go down and do the bunny zip first. After doing it once, he felt confident enough to attempt it, and ended up having a great time! The tour guides were great, and we are thankful to them for helping to assuage his nerves. We definitely recommend to all Juneau visitors.

cljohnson220 - Jacksonville, Florida

Awesome Zipline Experience!!!

I was apprehensive about zip lining. I've always had a fear of heights. This was a real personal challenge for me. I would recommend this experience for either the novice (like me) or the experienced zipliner. The crew was very professional and put me at ease. Both Alexa and Matt did a great job in explaining the safety precautions that are taken to ensure a safe and fun experience. Kudos to Alexa and Matt for making this a great experience. I would highly recommend this company for their professionalism. Alexa and Matt should be commended for the manner in which they represent their company! Great Job!!!

Frank W

Zipline Adventure

We signed up for this excursion thinking it would be fun to try ziplining. I’m not sure who in our group came up with the idea but, as I was hugging the tree on the platform I told myself I would never do this again! I thought that on the first zip and then Luke and our other guide Branch (sorry if I have your name wrong) made me feel more at ease. Our group ended up having a great time! Our guides made the trip a lot of fun and they were very entertaining!

Jill M - Mokena