Can you imagine a better place in America to lose your zip-lining virginity than the Hawaiian islands? At CLIMB Works Keana Farms in Kahuku, Hawaii, located on the North Shore of Oahu, guests zip over a lush plantation growing macadamia nuts, cherry tomatoes, papaya, apple bananas, taro, and eggplant. The course offers eight dual zip lines, two rappels, a rope climb, and a trio of photogenic sky bridges. Zips are as short as 500 feet and up to half a mile long—a record for the island.
The easy to moderate lines are a great introduction to the sport, even for first-timers or folks with a fear of heights. The staffers that lead the tours are hands down some of the nicest outdoors adventure guides we’ve ever encountered—so congenial and funny and encouraging. They never push guests beyond their limits nor make them feel bad about their athletic shortcomings. Can’t make it up the rope course on your own? No problem, they’ll haul your ass up with minimal fanfare. (Yes, we speak from experience.)
Tours last about three hours and operate Monday through Saturday. The weight limit is 270 pounds and you must wear closed-toe shoes to participate. It costs $169 per person; if you require roundtrip transportation (from Waikiki only), it’s an additional $30. In an extra little thrill for the GoPro set, guests bump around in an ATV on a two-mile ride up to the ridge top.
1 Enos Rd., Kahuku, Oahu, HI; 808-200-7906.