51. Zipping on a line
If you've never jumped off a platform and zipped through the air suspended from a cable, consider putting it on your bucket list this summer.
Depending on how far you want to drive, you've got two options, one near Gold Hill and one near Crater Lake.
Rogue Valley Zipline Adventure near Gold Hill offers five ziplines, with more than a half-mile of aboveground gliding that provides adventure, exercise and spectacular views of the valley and peaks to the east.
Crater Lake Zipline, operated in partnership with the U.S Forest Service, offers a course where you zip from tree platform to tree platform on nine zips and walk across two skybridges that are suspended between the trees. The complete tour takes 2.5 to 3 hours to complete.
Rogue Valley Zipline Adventure opened in 2011 on the former site of a 19th-century gold mine. Riders should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared for moderate exertion as there are short, but occasionally steep, hikes between the zip lines. The tour through the five lines takes three to four hours. Zipline riders must be at least 8 years old, weigh between 65 and 275 pounds, and be in good physical condition.
Cost is $82 per person, $72 for those younger than 18 (parents must accompany or sign waivers for minors). A daylong combined wine tasting, rafting and zipline option is offered for $198 per person. Call 541-821-9476 or see rvzipline.com.
Crater Lake Zipline is in its second season. Tours start at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Cost is $105 per person; must be 10 and older and weigh between 70 and 250 pounds. Call 541-892-9477 or see craterlakezipline.com.