We offer five ziplines that soar over majestic oaks and valleys amid a breathtaking backdrop of vineyards, mountains and forest.
Our zipline canopy tours are designed to accentuate our larger mission: to promote a deeper appreciation for our natural surroundings and heritage.
The Pinot Express (with new Mining Camp!)
Welcome to the biggest thrill in wine country! Our newest zipline is also our longest, highest and fastest. You soar over a mountainside forest at 125 feet above ground, then swoop right over a Pinot Noir vineyard, traveling a breathtaking total of 1,800 feet. You may have toured a vineyard before, but never like this…And now we have added a replica gold mining camp to the experience, built by the stars of the hit television show Redwood Kings!
*To reach the Pinot Express, you take a quarter-mile trail walk, the equivalent of a very light hike. If you are unable to walk this distance, you may opt to remain with our tour van.
Departing from a looming hillcrest, you will soar 1,200 feet across a grassy valley and into an awaiting oak forest along a rugged flank of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Epic!
Next, you will travel 600 feet over the canopies of native blue and white oak trees before touching down on a steeply pitched mountainside. The Woodlander is a true treetop experience.
For the next 430 feet, you emerge from the oaks and digger pines and speed along until reaching a rocky outcropping with a killer view. The Hilltopper is our fastest ride, and it will get your adrenaline flowing.
Finally, you will descend 800 feet back into the forest and under a natural archway of companion oaks before emerging to a wide-open panorama of vineyards and mountains. Mission accomplished.
OTHER TOUR COMPONENTS…
Your guided tour also includes the following experiences:
During your tour, you will experience the remarkably diverse natural environment of Santa Margarita Ranch, which spans five distinct soil types and numerous habitats across more than 12,000 acres. You will also learn how native ecosystems can be nurtured and even restored by sustainable practices within a working ranch and vineyard environment.
From early Native American inhabitants to Spanish padres, Mexican generals and colorful outlaws, Santa Margarita Ranch boasts an illustrious cultural and historical pedigree that is unrivaled on California’s Central Coast. Our tour introduces you to the fascinating origins of this historic landmark property, including its role in California’s famed Mission Trail.
Santa Margarita Ranch’s sustainably farmed vineyard (Margarita Vineyard) is the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA). On the tour you will learn about the farming practices of Margarita Vineyard as well as the varietals and microclimates found on the Santa Margarita Ranch. You may also opt to visit the tasting room of our affiliated Ancient Peaks Winery, specializing in artisan wines grown on the ranch. Our tour guests enjoy a 20% savings on wine purchases, and the tasting fee is waived with the purchase of one or more bottles.