Big Bear Ziplines
Big Bear Ziplines
4.5
Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The #1 Place for Fun and Adventure in the Hudson Valley! Big Bear Ziplines is the First CLOSEST Canopy Zipline Tour to New York City. Come experience the beauty of Hudson Valley, New York on our 50 acres of woodlands and hay fields located right in historic Hyde Park. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure as your soar through the air at speeds up to 30 mph and heights up to 80 feet.Follow your professionally trained Zip Pilots through our 8 Zipline course climbing Fire Truck Ladders, swooping down Tarzan Vines and looking out at breath-taking views of Upstate New York from some of our custom-built Flight Decks.Coming from New York City? No problem. Arrive by bus or rail and we'll pick you up from the Poughkeepsie train station...our courtesy to you!
Hyde Park, United States

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Theresa L
Highland, NY24 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
family friends couples kids love this place if your not afraid of heights enjoy yourseld not good for seniors thou
Written 8 August 2017
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Debra H
Fairfax, Virginia, United States3 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
The guides, Brian and Kairi, were awesome. The zips were fun and the afternoon was unforgetable. Zipping through the trees and walking through the woods was a great way to enjoy time with my kids.
Written 6 November 2014
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Marvg13
Huntington, NY40 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
An exciting but safe Zipline experience with seven different trips. After overcoming a bit of apprehension with the first step off, it was all fun. The staff was friendly, helpful and entertaining. One would hook your harness to the cable and the other would catch you at.the other end. If you came in too fast, there was a raking device which slowed you down as you approached the platform.
Written 30 October 2014
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Sheila V
Brewster, NY14 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
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If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, that's fun (and safe), check out Big Bear Ziplines in Hyde Park, NY. My group of 4 (family & friends) were joined by 2 other couples--a total of 8. We were expertly guided by our Zip Pilots -- Chris and Paul. No one in the group had "zipped" before and we were all a little bit nervous, but Chris' great sense of humor had us all laughing and feeling more comfortable in no time!

THE ZIP TOUR: The first 2 zips were a little scary--especially the launches and landings, but by the end of the 2-1/2 hour journey our group was feeling a bit cocky (lol)! In addition to eight ziplines, there were two "tarzan" ropes to slide down to the ground and a couple of steep fire truck ladders to climb up. The zip tour makes a large circuit through a secluded and beautiful wooded area. There was a small amount of hiking uphill after the first zip but after that we were mostly airborne, zipping from tree to tree. A couple of the people in my party were a little overweight, but except for some huffing & puffing up the hill and climbing the ladders, they had no problem with the rest of the course. Everyone had a cell phone and we were taking lots of photos & video throughout the trip. (P.S.--you can bring your own backpack to hold loose items or buy one from Big Bear before the trip).

SAFETY: The staff at Big Bear takes the safety of their guests very seriously. Before hitting the course, we were individually suited up in a harness, helmet and heavy-duty buckles Although the equipment was weighty, it was not uncomfortable. At no time did we have to buckle/unbuckle ourselves onto/off of the zip lines. The zip pilots handled all of that to make sure there were no errors or accidents -- I felt totally safe in their capable hands. Every tour goes out with 2 gides-- one zips ahead to aid with landings and de-buckling while the other stays at the launch point to make sure you're securely buckled to the zip line and your take off is successful. No one is allowed to launch until the previous "zipper" has landed and been securely buckled to a safe spot away from the landing platform. Chris and Paul were fantastic -- can't say enough about their professionalism and great personalities. It added a lot to the overall experience!

In speaking for myself and the other 3 in my party, we wholeheartedly recommend Big Bear Ziplines if you want a unique adventure! We're still talking about it over a month later. It's an experience I'll never forget and am so glad I went. I'll be turning 60 next month so if you're in decent physical shape, don't let age get in the way of trying this! Add it to your bucket list!!!

ADD'L TIP: We took advantage of a 2-for-the-price-of 1 offer from Amazon via a local promotional service they have that's similar to Groupon. After booking two of us via the Amazon promo, I received an email directly from Big Bear offering the same 2-for-1 deal which allowed two more people to come with us. Sign up on Amazon to receive daily emails of special promotions in your area. Big Bear might offer this BOGO again next season. (And no, I don't work for Amazon!!!)
Written 12 October 2014
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Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review! We really appreciate to hear your whole experience from beginning to end! We love to hear that you are still talking about it a month later! We really do our best to give a unique adventure and we cherish on having such great zip pilots that are safe, but fun to be around! You should check out our zombie night zip, theres still time to book! It's a whole different experience and I know it'll also be unforgettable!
Written 20 October 2014
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Carabenning
Madison, NJ6 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
Have always wanted to go ziplining and when I got the chance to go, I did not hesitate. Big Bear Ziplines was the perfect way to start! Extremely safe and the experienced pilots were as much fun as the sensation of zipping through the air amidst the colorful trees and fresh forest air. I will be back! A great part of a fun Hyde Park area weekend!
NB: length of visit depends on size of group zipping.
Written 12 October 2014
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Thank you for taking the time out to review us! So glad you had a great experience and got the see the beautiful changing leaves!! It's really breath-taking! Can't wait to see you back here at Big Bear, hopefully sooner than later! :)
Written 20 October 2014
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Kim G
Pleasant Valley, NY11 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
I'm a local in the Hudson Valley, so it's always nice to have an activity that appeases both visitors and the local community. A friend of mine acquired a groupon for a zipline tour and asked if I wanted to go. It exceeded my expectations in more ways than one! I was a little skeptical to go ziplining in Hyde Park, but this tour did not disappoint. There were about six different zip lines that the group would go on. The setting, especially in the fall, offered unique views of the Hudson Valley, with a bit of an adrenaline rush. I do not have a fear of heights, but the first zip line made me a little uneasy as I waited my turn. But, as each destination advances, you definitely feel more and more comfortable with it. The last zip line, by far the farthest, was so great. The guides (Chris and Paul) were wonderful. They kept the mood light, cracking jokes here and there. I was also impressed with the safety features Big Bear Ziplines offer. The guides took care of everything, so there was no second thought of whether the harness was hooked up correctly. They tell you when it's clear to go, and help you carefully maneuver around the trees as you wait for the rest of your group. Our group (six total) had quite an age range between participants, and both Chris and Paul never made anybody feel out of place or hurried. One of the older participants was a bit more nervous about things, but they both told her how great she was doing, and she became quite a pro by the end (even suggesting the night zip line in the future). Another treat was that it's located by Clancy's cafe (formerly Inside Scoop). Mention you did the Big Bear Zipline, and you get 10% off your bill. They offer food and ice cream. Great time. I wish I tried it sooner to let visitors know about it.
Written 6 October 2014
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Always a pleasure to hear back from a local!! So glad we exceeded your expectations and we do cherish that we have such great staff members that are so knowledgable and engaging with our participants! You should try our zombie night tour! It's a completely different experience and I'm sure you'll let out a scream or two!
Written 20 October 2014
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Vladimir H
Middletown, NY62 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
This was the most fun I've had in a long time. The kids loved it. We were a bit nervous but our guides(Tim and Una) were excellent. They were friendly and funny which relaxed everyone. This is a must try.
Written 27 September 2014
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So glad we were able to throw some fun into your busy life! Its such an awesome experience to have with the kids and we are always happy to hear that our guides made everyone feel relaxed and safe; but also fun at the same time! Hope to see you guys back ere to have some more fun!
Written 20 October 2014
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Kevin B
Peekskill, NY2 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
We did it yesterday and both me and my wife loved it. I recommend it to everyone. My wife is afraid of flying and she had a ball.
Written 3 September 2014
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So glad you both had such a blast and that your wife was able to conquer her fear of flying!! I bet everything now is just a piece of cake! Hope you guys come back for some more fun and adventure!
Written 20 October 2014
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Paul F
Putnam Valley, New York1 contribution
Aug 2014 • Family
Had loads of fun for myself as did my little girl. Tour guides (pilots) were fun and Knowledgeable. Great banter during the tour as well, highly recommended trying this zipline company.



Written 3 September 2014
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Thank you for taking the time to review us!! So glad you and your little girl had a blast on our ziplines! We want everyone of all ages to have a great experience! Hope to see you back here next season!
Written 20 October 2014
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Kevin P
New Haven, CT8 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
Big Bear Ziplines is, first and foremost, a very safe way to have fun. The three guides on my canopy tour -- Una, Tim, and Gunther -- proved themselves both fun to be around and careful in everything that they did, taking great care for the safety of everyone involved. I had never been ziplining before, and so I was slightly nervous at the beginning of the tour. I quickly found the group fun to be with, the experience relaxing and exciting at the same time, and I left wanting to come back again.

When you arrive to Big Bear Ziplines, you are greeted by the people in the front office. They have a small fridge with drinks for purchase, but there is also a small restaurant located directly in front of their office where you can purchase food, coffee or other drinks, and ice cream. They have a place where you can store small items that you could lose while flying through the air, or you can either carry your own backpack or purchase a small knapsack from them for a fee. They have a restroom in the office that you should make use of before going ziplining, unless you are comfortable doing your business in the woods. They do provide canteens of water at a couple of locations along the zipline route, but you could also carry a bottle of water in a backpack if you like. In general, eat before you go since there is no food along the way -- you are, in fact, ziplining through a forest -- and make sure you have everything you need for around 3 hours in woods, away from modern amenities.
Written 2 September 2014
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Thank you for taking the time to review us in such detail to help give everyone what to expect when coming ziplining with us! Glad you had a fun experience and that it was very safe and that our staff was very diligent in everything they were doing! HAve you considered doing our Zombie Ziplining! It's still not to late to sign up!
Written 20 October 2014
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