Bungee jumping is firmly established as a favorite adrenaline pumping activity. And among its great attractions is that it is so accessible and anybody in a reasonable state of health can give it a go – if you have a head for heights and don’t mind throwing yourself out into nothing. If you simply want a thrill or want to do something exciting to raise money for a cause, here are some of the best US bungee jumps.
1 Bungee Tower by Mount Hood Adventure Park in Government Camp, Oregon
The highlight of Mount Hood Adventure Park is their bungee tower, which ranks as the ninth highest in the country with the 77th highest US bungee jumps plunging 100 meters down. Here adrenaline junkies can choose to drop down from a trap door, falling off the edge or leaning over the side. The choice of death-defying jump is yours.
2 Highway 21 Bridge by Bungee Expeditions in Boise, Idaho
Located just 10 minutes from Downtown Boise, the bridge connecting to Highway 21 offers individual jumpers and groups a fall of 100 feet down to the Boise River surface and a spine-tingling bounce back up to the bridge, where they'll dangle just a few feet below the bridge structure.
3 Bridge to Nowhere by Bungee America in El Segundo, California
Ranking as the absolute favorite with Southern California's bungee jumping residents, the Bridge to Nowhere provides everyone with a thrilling adventure and a mystery to solve at the same time. The lonely bridge is surrounded on all sides by the stunning Sheep Mountain Wilderness, running across the San Gabriel River, but failing to link two roads. Instead, it just dead ends into a mountain because the road project was canceled in the 1930s and never resumed. Plunge 100 feet down to the roaring, tumbling, racing water of the San Gabriel River and stare up at the towering walls of the gorge that surround you.
4 Air Boingo Tower by Zero Gravity in Dallas, Texas
Starting off small instead of going straight for US bungee jumps with the highest drop rate, the Air Boingo Tower in the Zero Gravity Theme Park is a good place for beginners. With a safe drop of 70 feet and a specially designed bungee tower, visitors can almost relax, for there's no risk of banging your head or getting snagged.
5 Track Family Recreation Center in Destin, Florida
Situated at the Track Family Recreation Center, a fun-packed place with batting cages, go-karts and mini-golf, the specially designed bungee jumping tower offers extreme sports fans an exciting 75 foot drop that is nonetheless totally safe. It's a good place for beginners to get their first taste.
6 Royal Gorge Bridge by GoFast! Games in Canyon City, Colorado
Spanning an astonishing 1,260 feet across the Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge towers 150 feet above the water and, until 2003, ranked as the tallest bridge on the planet. It is only legal to jump off this bridge during the 3-day GoFast! Games, which are by invitation only. Extreme sports fans jump off the bridge in an attempt to break world records and, of course, for an extreme adrenaline rush. Bungee jumping and BASE jumping with a 150 feet drop –that's not for the fainthearted!
7 Redwood Forest Trees by Bungee Adventures in Humboldt, California
Coming face to face with the undisputed giants of the plant world inspires just one thought in the mind of bungee jumpers: "How much fun would it be to hop off that?" Thankfully, people aren't allowed to scramble up those ancient redwood forest trees whenever they please. Bungee Adventures, who organize what is arguably one of the most unusual US bungee jumps, are the only company with legal permission to conduct bungee jump trips off redwood trees. It's a three-pronged adventure, involving the hair-raising climb up the tree, a tight-rope walk between two giant trees, followed by a 150 feet bungee jump. Only the bravest of first-time bungee jumpers are likely to attempt this one!
There are plenty of bungee jump locations in the USA so you shouldn’t have far to travel to find one. Is this something you have done? Tell us about your jumps.
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