As ecotourism or green tourism becomes a more sought out way to spend vacations, ziplining has become one of the fastest growing eco-friendly activities throughout the world.
On Maui there are three companies that offer zip line adventures.
Founded in 2002, Skyline Eco-Adventures was the first zip line company on Maui and for that matter, in the United States. Skyline's first zip lines were located on Haleakala Ranch in Upcountry Maui. More recently, Skyline has opened a second zipline tour in West Maui, called the Ka'anapali Skyline Adventure. More adventurous than their original course, this second course is located deep into the mountains above Ka'anapali and can only be reached by off road vehicles such as a Pinzgauer.
The second entry into Maui ziplining was the Kapalua Resort with their Kapalua Resort's zipline course. The zipline course was just part of the Kapalua Adventures Mountain Outpost which also included a challenge course, climbing tower and giant swing. Kapalua Resort's zipline course was one the country's largest with nearly two miles of parallel lines that soar amidst the West Maui mountains. Unfortunately, this zipline closed in early 2013. We'll keep you advised on their future status.
Piiholo Ranch Zipline began operation in late 2008 and is now operating on the 800-acre historic Piiholo Ranch above Makawao, Maui. The Ranch tour operations include horseback trail rides and lessons, and Hawaii's newest and longest zipline eco-adventure. Situated on Piiholo Road near the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) town of Makawao, the ranch is at an elevation of 2000 feet on Mt. Haleakala with bi-coastal Pacific Ocean views.
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12 Kiopa'a St., Suite 202
Pukalani, HI 96768
Skyline Eco-Adventures website
1156 Makawao Ave
Makawao, HI 96768
Piiholo Ranch Zipline website