Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

In: Outdoors

21 Jul 2015


(map) Most people think of ziplining as belonging to exotic locales like Costa Rica and New Zealand. But did you know you can try it right here in Spicewood? One visit and you’ll be hooked. Our group of six included all ages and sizes.

Everyone gets a practice lesson on the ground before going up in the trees. You learn where to put your hands and (very important!) how to brake.

If you’ve never done it before, the first jump is the scariest. That’s why it’s the shortest distance (you can see the landing platform in the tree across the way). Guide Hannah goes over first to help catch incoming zipliners.

The other guide, Brandon, helps clip your harness onto the line. He makes sure you don’t sail off before you’re ready.

There are six ziplines and three suspended footbridges like this one. The spaces between boards are so wide that the bridges are actually scarier than swinging through the air. Midway through the tour, which lasts about an hour and a half, the guides give you a break and take you on a brief nature hike on the ground.

Woohoo! This is one of the longest lines, so you can really get going. You really feel like Tarzan, flying through the air. The cypress trees are 90 to 150 years old, with some of them over 100 feet tall. Below, The Lofthaven, a luxury treehouse you can stay in overnight. You have to zip in to it, and they come get you in the morning.

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours website

1 Response to Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

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tim

June 6th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

a zipline bed and breakfast..whoa

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