Fall has arrived, and so many Portlanders are heaving a collective sigh of relief after a particularly brutal summer. With the assorted wildfires that consumed so much of the Pacific Northwest, Portland-area residents were most affected by the Eagle Creek Fire. The Eagle Creek fire has devastated the Columbia Gorge—home to some of the city’s most beloved nature trails, swimming holes, and secret waterfalls. Many Portlanders and Portland visitors who anticipated welcoming fall with a visit to the Gorge may find themselves disappointed as this breathtaking natural wonder will take years to recover from the damage wrought by the fire.
But what if we told you there was another way to welcome fall that may soon become your new favorite annual tradition—a way to celebrate harvest season that puts you in touch with Pacific Northwest nature much in the same way that the Gorge did. That something is the zip line tour at Portland’s favorite zip line course, ZiplineX.
Imagine PNW fall colors in full splendor, viewed from the vantage point of bald eagles and proud peregrine falcons. From the top of our zip lines, you’ll gaze upon glittering crystal creek beds while gold and scarlet ensigns herald the coming of winter. Experience fall in a brand new way, and fall in love with the Northwest all over again.