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Canopy Tours

Canopy Tour operations temporarily suspended due to Covid-19.

While we had hoped to re-open the canopy tour for the summer, the current escalation in cases and requirement to wear masks in the Texas heat dictates that we further delay until guest and guide safety can be assured. At this time, we are unable to predict exactly when that might be and are keeping a close watch on the situation. We will send an email to our customer list as soon as we have a definitive date for reopening.We look forward to having you visit when we are once again able to dance through the treetops together.

Zipline adventures full of fun and memories at Cypress Valley

Fly through the canopy of old-growth cypress trees, some up to 100 feet tall. A new world unfolds as you glide on steel ziplines from platform to platform high in the tree tops. Join us at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours® for a thrilling eco-adventure, and renew your experience of nature on our exhilarating zipline tours at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours in Spicewood, Texas USA, just 30 miles west of downtown Austin


Cypress Valley Canopy Tours® is a place of adventure, nature, fun, and relaxation.Come soar through the trees, harnessed in climbing gear, for an exciting look at Texas Hill Country nature from a completely new perspective. Our guides will escort you on an individual, group, company, or family adventure where you will have your adrenaline rush as you learn about the local ecology from a bird’s eye view.Your CYPRESS VALLEY CANOPY TOUR includes 5 ziplines, 2 sky bridges, and a rappel and lasts from 90 minutes to two hours. The longest line is over 350 feet and most launch and land in platforms up to 40 feet high in the trees. At the first platform, your guides will help you acclimate to the heights and point out some of the things you’ll be seeing on your tour. From there, you and your guides are free to fly through the canopy, taking in the beauty and exhilaration of soaring through the trees. Most guests exit the course by rappelling off the last platform, however, an alternate exit is available for those not inclined to venture down the rappel.  After your adventure, you are taken in an electric cart back to where you began.

What's a skybridge?

A fun, frightening, shaky, exhilarating, way to conquer your fears--that's a skybridge! Whether you come for just the tour or stay the whole day, you are sure to go home with memories you’ll talk about forever because there is something here for your whole group!

After your canopy zip tour, you are welcome to enjoy a picnic and swimming at our small private lake or clear water pool where you can share your adventure with family and friends. Our seasonal lake includes an optional lake zip-line and rope swing for some cooling wet fun when the water is deep enough.For an exciting new way to spend your free time, teenage fun, family frolic, or a great group team building experience, call us today at (512)-264-8880 or book your canopy tour online now.

What to expect?

When you arrive at Cypress Valley, you will park your car and walk under the Water-Wheel House to the lake shore. At our Welcome Center, you will be greeted by Cypress Valley staff.  You can set up a picnic blanket or chairs or enjoy our picnic tables and hammocks as you relax next to the water until it is your turn to fly through the trees. Next, we will provide you with a detailed orientation along with information about your equipment and guides. We will also answer any questions you may have. Then you will take off to soar high in the cypress canopy on a Canopy Tour. Ready to get started? Reserve your spot today!

Your Canopy Tour Guides

Each group, approximately six to eight guests, is accompanied by two certified guides. Our guides have been well trained on the equipment and risk management procedures and are CPR certified to provide you with a comfortable and exciting tour. Guides also receive continued training about the local flora and fauna. They will be able to answer your questions about the local wildlife and point out various interesting aspects of the Hill Country during your tour. Guides will tailor the tour to your interests and will bring new and changing information to each tour depending on the season and wildlife encountered.

Your Equipment

You will be strapped into high quality climbing and technical gear designed specifically for canopy tours, then attached to a ½ inch steel cable to fly through the trees. Most Cypress Valley ziplines traverse from tree to tree and land in platforms high up in the canopy.Cypress Valley Canopy Tours® has been designed and constructed by some of the best technicians in the ropes course and zipline industry. The steel zip-lines, and all rigging and attachments are routinely tested. For your protection, we conduct daily inspections and log the condition of lines, platforms, and equipment. We follow a rigid set of risk management standards, guidelines, and checks. In addition, Cypress Valley Canopy Tours® hires an outside company to periodically certify our course and equipment. The course was designed to meet or exceed ACCT (Association for Challenge Courses) standards.


Night Zipping

Come join us for zip lining at night! We decorate the tree-lined creek with glow sticks and twinkling lights. Participants are encouraged to bring glow stick necklaces and bracelets to give you an extra neon glow as our staff guides you through a magical, sparkling landscape.

This is zipping like you have never done it before!

Note: While we do not anticipate doing so, Cypress Valley Canopy Tours reserves the right to cancel a night tour for any reason, including weather or low turnout.  If the tour is cancelled by us, you will be refunded in full, or given the option to reschedule to either another night tour or a regular daytime tour within a year of the originally scheduled tour.

Scouts At Cypress Valley

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours® is a great outing for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. We have hosted troops of 10 to 200 from across Texas and Oklahoma. One Houston group had so much fun that they have returned five years in a row! Scouts will receive our group rate, regardless of the group size except on Saturdays, holidays, or during Spring Break. (No group rates are available on Saturdays.) Group rate pricing is dependent on full prepayment at the time of booking.

We have enjoyed serving many Boy Scouts of America troops:

We have enjoyed serving many Boy Scouts of America troops: 846, 101, 206, 255, 323, 363, 364, 365, 497, 774, 878, 928, 993, 1114, 1134, 4277
and Girl Scouts of America troops: 175, 204, 292, 546, 550, 832, 1019, 1460, 2178, 3185, 3849, 5378, 7051, 8644, 9160, 17065, 15284, 1376, 401, 253, 534

Church Groups and Other Non-Profit Organizations

TEAMBUIDING at Cypress Valley is a unique way to create deeper bonds. Cypress Valley is a great place for your next team building activity. Your group will have a remarkable day and talk about this event for a long time. Cypress Valley Canopy Tours® offers eco-adventure tours where guests hook to ziplines and view nature high in the cypress tree canopy. Our focus is on giving people a great experience in nature and promoting environmental consciousness. Your group will do their tour in teams of 6 to 8 people. The Canopy Tour takes approximately 90 minutes to two hours, and we can run multiple tours at the same time.

While waiting for their turn to fly through the trees, your guests can sit by our small lake, watch for our resident green herons and turtles, or you may choose to plan a more formal activity. As each group comes off the course, they are sure to have lots to talk about as they wait for all members of your organization to finish.   If you would like help planning a more extensive team building day we have a facilitators who can work with you to develop events specific for your organization. Call for details.

We would be glad to help you cater a meal, or you are welcome to bring your own. You can set up in the shade under the trees for a meal, casual meeting or other activity you plan. We have tables for setting out food or activity items and recommend for large groups to bring camp/beach chairs or blankets for sitting. Costs for group events are as follows:

A Few of Our Church Group Guests

  • Bee Creek Methodist
  • Broadway Baptist Church
  • Chapel Creek Fellowship
  • Emmaus Catholic Church
  • Grace Community Church
  • Grace Outreach Church
  • Katy Church of Christ
  • Oak Row Baptist
  • Redeeming Grace Lutheran Church
  • Sacred Heart
  • St. Jerome Catholic Church
  • Tarrytown United Methodist
  • Westlake United Methodist Church
  • Brady High School
  • Family Christian Academy
  • Cypress United Methodist Church

Schools, Youth, and Community Organization Guests

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Austin Tennis Academy
  • Bee Cave Elementary
  • Georgetown High School
  • Highlands High School
  • Hill Country Conservancy
  • Leon High School
  • Katy YMCA
  • Summer Science Safari
  • Texas Spirits
  • University of Texas Softball
  • Van Vleck High School
  • Jewish Community Association of Austin
  • YMCA Katy Trailblazers
  • LeHigh Valley Christian High School
  • Brock Independent School District

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Whether you come to stay, gather or play--we're ready for you!

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