Kapalua Zipline

“Mountain Outpost” - on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains

Kapalua Zipline 360 foot long suspension bridge

The 360 foot long suspension bridge - the longest and highest in Hawaii

Kapalua Zipline parallel ziplines

Nearly two miles of parallel zipping action!

Kapalua Zipline parallel ziplines

Soaring high above the resorts of Kapalua

Kapalua Zipline 18000 feet of ziplines

Kapalua Adventures has over 18,000 feet of zip lines!

Kapalua Zipline 2000 feet long paralelle ziplines

Seven lines - with two lines that are over 2,000 feet long!

Kapalua Zipline aerial view of tropical forests

Get an aerial view of tropical forests, pineapple fields, and a 50-foot waterfall

Kapalua Zipline parallel ziplines

Nearly two miles of parallel zipping

Kapalua Zipline parallel ziplines

The beach may be relaxing but it won’t get your blood pumping!

Kapalua Zipline across lush valleys in the West Maui Mountains

Kapalua Ziplines go across lush valleys in the West Maui Mountains

Kapalua Zipline parallel ziplines

...with awesome views of the ocean blue below!

Kapalua Zipline checkin office

Start with a 20-minute adventure in a four wheel drive open air van

Kapalua Zipline 360 foot long suspension bridge

Kapalua Bridge - 360 feet across - is the longest suspension bridge in Hawaii

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The “Mountain Outpost” resides high above the Kapalua Resort along the slopes of the West Maui Mountains. It is Kapalua Zipline’s hub for ziplines tours and other fun challenges. The Mountain Outpost features Hawaii’s longest and highest suspension bridge, 360 feet, and also the second-longest zipline course in the state. It has almost two miles of parallel zipping!

The adventures start at the Kapalua Zipline location. Once you’re set up with your gear and then you’ll ride a 4 wheel drive vehicle up to begin your tour at the Mountain Outpost. The LONG zip lines are a huge attraction with the entire course measuring 9190 feet of line x 2! Each line has two parallel lines so partners can zip at the same time, which makes for twice the fun and great photo and video opportunities! If you do the math, Kapalua Zipline has over 18,000 feet of zip lines!

The Ultimate – 7 Line Zip

This tour has 7 thrilling lines, which is nearly two miles of zipline fun!  Take in the breathtaking views as you work your way down from the top of the mountain.

Schedule: Daily at 8:30am

Duration: Approximately 3 hours & 45 minutes

Tour includes: Fresh Maui Gold Pineapple, energy bars, and water

Lower Half – 4 Line Zip

You will start right above the Mountain Outpost, and work your way down on the lower 4 lines of the course.  That’s almost 5000 feet of zipline adventure!

Schedule: Daily at 8:30am

Duration: 2.5 hours

General Information
Check In: Kapalua Zipline location, which is next to the Honolua Store in the heart of Kapalua Resort.

GPS: 500 Office Rd., Lahaina, HI 96761 Click to view map

Reservations: These tours often sell out a week in advance! we recommend that you book this tour well in advance of your arrival on Maui!

Cancellation/Weather Policy:  All tours go out rain or shine; a minimum of 48 hours notice is required for cancellations or changes.

Restrictions: Minimum age for this tour is 10. Minimum weight is 60 pounds and maximum weight is 250 pounds. No one who is pregnant or who has neck or back injuries or cardiac conditions may participate. This tour is moderately strenuous; guests must be in good health and able to walk several hundred yards on uneven terrain and carry 10 pounds. All participants must sign a waiver of liability. Because of the remote location of the ziplines it is not possible for observers to go along on this tour. Everyone must zip.

What to Bring & Wear: Closed toe hiking or athletic type footwear is required. Layered clothing. Patagonia rain jackets will be provided.

Note: This page presents the most extreme zipline tour in West Maui. If you are looking for more kid friendly zipline experience that takes children as young as five, be sure to see our Maui Zipline page. We also offer other zipline tours on Maui … for the complete list see our all Maui Ziplines.

kapalua zipline
Aerial view of tropical forests
tandem zipline
Nearly 2 miles of parallel zipping

CKapalua Ziplineruise Ship Passengers

NCL cruise ship passengers are able do Kapalua Zipline in the afternoon of day one or the morning of day two in port. This is a little over an hour’s drive from the harbor and we can arrange a rental car with shuttle pick-up at the harbor for approximately $40 per day. For rental cars with cruise ship shuttle pick-up see our rental car page. Lahaina cruise ship passengers could do this tour while in port if they select a mid-day tour time. A cab ride of about 15 miutes would be required. Please note that Lahaina is a tender port … the time spent waiting for a shuttle boat to take you to shore is a factor.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Kapalua Ziplines has an amazing course located high on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains above the Kapalua Resort. We’ve been sending clients to Kapalua for years, but in the spring of 2013 a management change left this course without an operator for the busy summer season. We are glad this course has reopened once again! It was such a shame to have such an excellent course just sitting idle!

Zip lines have undergone a similar progression over the last few years as roller coasters have done. They keep getting longer and higher and more technically advanced. This course was the longest in Hawai until the summer of 2009 when Flyin Hawaiian Zipline began operating tours in Central Maui. For more information on their programs visit our Flyin Hawaiian Zipline Page. Flyin Hawaiian’s course is the longest in terms of the length of zipping that you do on the tour, but Kapalua’s course is still the largest in the state in terms of the overall length of all their lines put together. All lines at Kapalua are tandem … which basically means their course is the length of all their lines … times two! Flyin’ Hawaiian’s course has the overall longest lines … but all their lines are single.

Some zip line courses use a harness that tends to … well … get uncomfortable in certain places after you’ve been wearing it for a while (if you know what I mean). The harness that is used for these ziplines is adapted from the “seat” used by paragliders, and they are designed for comfort for the long haul. In other words, you won’t be sore if you do this tour. That’s a good thing!

The pulley that is used on Kapalua Ziplines is a heavy duty “trolley” that is matched to your weight and guests use the same trolley at each of the lines that they zip. This does require you to carry the trolley from line to line and the trolleys weigh a little over 12 pounds. Your guide will show you a trick to carrying the trolley on your back, and the weight is then similar to walking with a daypack filled with a water bottle, etc. on your back. If you can’t handle carrying the trolley, zip line tours might not be the best activity for you anyway.

Which tour to pick? The new tour operator at Kapalua lowered the cost of the entire course from $249 to $199 per person … a move we were very happy to see them make. With the price of the four line tour at $169, it only makes sense to spend the extra $20 and do the entire course!

Check out our other zipline tours Flyin Hawaiian, Kanaapali Zipline, Haleakala Zipline, and Maui Zipline!