Best bet for summer: Hidden Valley ZipTour

Shua Klein, an Israeli student taking part in an exchange program at Washington University, tests out the ziplines at Hidden Valley in late June. Photo by Kayla Steinberg

By Kayla Steinberg, Staff Writer

Who says you can’t spend a summer day on the slopes? Hidden Valley’s newest addition — a year-round ziplining course — takes adventurers over the treetops. 

The 2.5 hour ZipTour is complete with two chairlift rides, two short hikes and four ziplines, the final one named “Skyline” for zipliners’ hazy view of the city. It features new ziplining technology: riders are given their own trolleys and can control their speed on each line. Riders zipline in true Noah’s ark fashion — two-by-two — and can play with the person next to them by speeding up and slowing down. 

The ZipTour is operated in small groups led by the resort’s staff and allows riders ages 10 and up. The course’s Grand Opening was June 29, and it is open from 9 a.m. to sunset daily, closed on Tuesdays. 

Hidden Valley’s ZipTour

WHEN: 9 a.m. to sunset daily (closed Tuesdays)

WHERE:  Hidden Valley in Wildwood

HOW MUCH: $79/person