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A Tahoe North Shore romp, with ziplines and more at Treetop Adventure Parks

Karen D'Souza, The Mercury News on

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Wonder Woman's got nothing on me. And Daphne? Well, no sooner did she land than she wanted to go again.

So the next day we made our way to the smaller Tahoe City Treetop Adventure Park, behind the Granlibakken hotel on the lake's northwest shore. The real bonus here is that parents can let the kiddos loose on the Flying Squirrel course all by themselves, keeping your own parental feet firmly planted on the ground, while still keeping everyone in sight. Everything is sized smaller and my little one was soon off and running on her own. She even made sure to strike victorious poses here and there so mom could memorialize her feats on Facebook.

For those who are afraid of heights, there's even a route with no zip lines. That came in handy for one little girl we met who could not bring herself to step off the platform. No. Matter. What.

But if you feel the need for speed, there's an easy run here with three lovely long zips to get your glide on. There's more fun and less fear if you stick with the Squirrel course, but if you're over 56 inches tall and feeling the need for speed, try out the Monkey Zone. They say the black diamond route is the fiercest in all of North Lake Tahoe. We'll have to take their word on that.



There are three Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, in Tahoe Vista, Squaw Valley and Tahoe City, each with a variety of beginner, intermediate and advanced courses and challenges. Book ahead -- $40-$60 -- at

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