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This Canopy Walk Near San Francisco Will Make Your Stomach Drop

Need to escape the concrete jungle? While natural hideaways abound in San Francisco, sometimes we may crave something a little more… wild. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun, unique day trips available to city dwellers, but for the true adventurers, we recommend heading about an hour-and-a-half south, deep into the redwood forest just outside Santa Cruz. Here, you’ll find Mount Hermon Adventures, where you can take an incredible canopy walk and…

…fly through the air via zip line at 150 feet over the great redwoods…

…or challenge your balance, focus, and adventuresomeness with the Sequoia Aerial Adventure, an obstacle course full of swinging bridges, wobbly logs, precarious ropes, swinging nets, and even a mini bungee jump.

It all happens among the magical, mystical California redwoods, and is an incredibly fun outdoor activity for all ages. Bonus: You can also rent a GoPro camera to document your whole adventure.

Video credit: Mount Hermon Adventures

Stephanie Garr
Stephanie is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco, California. When she's not tapping at a keyboard, she can be found leading groups on gourmet chocolate walking tours (best job ever) or running the many lovely hills and stairs of the city (to burn off all that chocolate, of course). She also runs a travel blog with her husband at Big & Small Travel (bigandsmalltravel.com).