The Zipline is our newest addition to the “High Ropes”  component of the Mother Lode Ropes Challenge Course. Approximately 400 feet in length, the line begins steeply with rapid acceleration to over 20 miles per hour and as you zip, you have a panoramic view of the camp. On a typical day the camp is busy with our Ropes Challenge, Rafting, Riverskills and Outdoor Education Programs in progress. To your right someone is likely to be jumping off the Leap of Faith at your eye level, 40 feet above the ground. You may hear happy shouts from other members of your group climbing the Rock Wall, Pipe Dream and Balance Beam. As trees whiz by, directly below you our guides move bright green whitewater rafts toward Highway Rapid where the Riverskills element is conducted. Over the sounds of whitewater churning and boiling, you often hear happy boaters hooting in delight!

It is a sensory feast, then, whoa! Is that the landing platform already? Time to do it again!

Join us for the full Mother Lode Experience……..







Zip Lining

You can add the zip line experience to your whitewater rafting package. Build your outdoors adventure the way you want. If you’ve already purchased the High Element challenge ropes program, zip lining is already included as part of that package.

Request a Date
In order to operate the zip line as a stand-alone activity we need a minimum of 10 fares. Smaller groups are possible but will incur the minimum charge. Individuals may join pre-existing groups. Please contact us for available dates and times: (530) 626-4187.

MaLode Zip Line Experience

When you ascend the steps up to the zip line starting deck, you’ll get an amazing birds-eye view of the campsite. As you glide by the noble Ponderosa Pines and Valley Oaks, you catch glimpses of the gorgeous South Fork American River in between the towering trees. Zip lining adds not only a thrill but a new perspective. Whether you’re a kid or an adult, don't miss it.

Zip Line Safety

Your safety is always our first priority. Which is why our zip line is built to and operated under the toughest safety standards set by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) and inspected and certified by CAL/OSHA. Nevertheless, ziplining has inherent risks. All riders must complete a liability release.