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About Kohala Zipline

Kohala Zipline was founded in 2011 by Rob and Cindy Pacheco, owners and operators of Hawaii Forest & Trail. With more than 20 years experience in the tour industry, Rob and Cindy set out to build a canopy tour that would provide a completely unique experience from other ziplines in Hawaii. To design and construct the course they hired Bonsai Designs, one of the largest and most experienced zipline and canopy tour builders in the nation. No expense was spared, from top-of-the line safety systems to design elements that maximize the guest experience. From these beginnings, our goal has always remained the same: to operate a world-class canopy tour for Hawaii Island, and we are proud to say that we do.

Award Winning Hawaii Forest & Trail/ Kohala Zipline


Hawaii Magazine Readers Choice Award for Best Zipline


West Hawaii Today Best of West Hawaii
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence


USA Today 10Best Tour Companies in Hawaii
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence & Hall of Fame

Hawaii Magazine Best of the Best
Voted one the Island of Hawaii’s Best Guided Tours
Voted one of the Island of Hawaii’s Best Land Activity or Adventure
Voted one of the Island of Hawaii’s Best Ziplines

Hawaii Eco Tourism Association


Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Since 2011, TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel review site, has recognized Hawaii Forest & Trail with a Certificate of Excellence.

Hawaii Business Magazine
Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Hawaii

West Hawaii Today Reader’s Choice Awards
Voted Best Guided Outdoor Activity
Voted Best Tour Company


We Support the following Conservation and Education Non-Profit Organizations with in-kind and direct financial support:

North Kohala Community Resource Center
Friends of the Future
Three Mountain Alliance

Kohala Zipline is a member of the following organizations:

Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau
Big Island Visitors & Convention Bureau
Association for Challenge Course Technology
North Kohala Merchants Association

Kohala Zipline featured on Wheel of Fortune and Good Morning America

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