What is a zip line canopy tour?

A Zip Line Canopy Tour is a series of cables and platforms that take you on an exhilarating tour through forests and wildlife. Canopy Tours were originally created to study different plant life and trees in Costa Rica.

Are reservations required?

Reservations are strongly encouraged. Without a reservation, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you, although we will try to accommodate people stopping in if we have space available. Book Today!

What is included? 

Brainer Zip Line Tour of Nisswa includes:

  • 2.5 hour guided outdoor adventure
  • 7 zip lines
  • exhilarating suspension bridge
  • light hiking
  • a van ride to the start of our course
  • incredible eco-knowledge provided by friendly, fun guides

What are the age and weight requirements?

Guests must be between 70 and 250 pounds and 10 years old or older.

Is personal handheld photography allowed on the tour?

Personal handheld photography is not allowed on our zip line course due to our hand braking system. If you would like photos of your experience you are welcome to bring your own hands free camera, such as a GoPro, or you may rent one for $20 which includes the use of the camera as well as a USB memory stick of your footage. If you bring your own, we use helmet mounts.

Do you offer gift certificates for the tour?

Yes. Our gift certificates are a wonderful way to say, “I’m thinking of you” to adventure seekers of all ages! Order one today!

How can I make group reservations for groups of 9 or more people?

Please call (952) 873-3900 or email to organize a group reservation. You can also fill out our online group form here. We welcome groups of all sizes from a small scout group or family reunion to a large bus tour or corporate group outing. Depending on when you want to join us for your next group experience, we have other custom options available. We look forward to hearing from you soon. 

What if I am running late?

All zip line tours begin at the booked time, so please arrive 15 minutes early. 

What is your canopy tour cancellation policy?

Our canopy tour runs in all weather, unless extreme winds or lightning. Our course manager on duty will determine tour cancellations and guests may be notified at anytime regarding a cancellation. If your tour is cancelled, we will offer you the opportunity to re-book the tour within a month of your cancellation date when we have availability.

If you need to cancel a reservation, cancellations made 7 days in advance will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made within 7 days of a reservation will not be refunded but we will make every effort to reschedule your tour.

What if it rains?

We operate in all weather except high winds or lightning determined by our manager on duty. If it rains (or snows), we recommend wearing appropriate clothing. If we cancel your tour or experience, we will work with you to re-book it.

What should I wear on a zip line tour?

Dress for the weather, meaning warm weather clothes if it is warm, cool weather if it is cool, rain coats if it is raining, sunscreen if it is sunny, etc. We require that you wear closed toe and heel shoes with socks. We recommend that you wear pants or shorts long enough to feel comfortable with a harness on your legs. Please do not wear skirts. Please tie back long hair. Shirts are required. Brainerd Zip Line Tour is not responsible for items lost or stolen so feel free to leave valuables at home or in your car.

What else is there to do in the area?

Please visit the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce or Explore Brainerd Lakes for information about other attractions, dining, and lodging in the area. Brainerd Zip Line Tour is located in Nisswa, Minnesota.

Have lunch at Jakes City Grille or Sherwood Forest!

How long does the Brainerd Zip Line Tour last?

From the time you arrive to the time you leave, the canopy tour will take approximately 2.5 hours if your tour runs at normal capacity of 8 guests with 2 sky guides. Tour end times could be plus or minus half an hour depending on your group size. Your visit will include; gearing up, a van ride to the start of the course, zip line training, the zip line tour and taking off your gear.

How do you get to our tour?

For directions to Brainerd Zip Line Tour - click here

What is the Brainerd Lakes Area?

The Brainerd Lakes Area is the heart of Minnesota just two hours north of the Twin Cities. With more than 500 area lakes & the Mississippi River, this area has become a premier vacation destination with an abundance of recreational opportunities. Brainerd and Baxter serve as the region’s hub for many governmental, health care and retail services.

What is your Calendar of Operation?

Brainerd Zip Line Tour runs from early May through late October as weather permits, and our hours of operation do change seasonally. After October 29th, be sure to check out Mount Ski Gull for some great downhill skiing and tubing! 

Can I zip line if I am pregnant?

No, we do not allow people or are pregnant to zip line. We would love for you to join us after your pregnancy and healthy recovery. Please call us at 952-873-3900 and we would be glad to answer any additional medical condition questions in advance.   

What if it is too cold outside? 

Please note that our Brainerd Zip Line Tour is closed November through early May. But, it could feel chilly outside in the spring and fall. Zipping in the cold is fun, if you are dressed for the weather. We recommend you layer your clothing. Based upon the temperature we recommend that you consider wearing long underwear, wool socks, warm cap, warm jacket, and/or glove liners. If you have any questions, feel free to call the office. *there is no such thing as bad weather, just “bad clothing.”

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