Zip-line in the Forest

Exchange downtown’s concrete for treetop thrills in Wrightwood, where you can whiz through the San Gabriel Mountains at 55 mph from 306 feet in the air. Big Pines Ziplines’ Canopy Tour ($129) offers eight zips, two rappels, three bridges, and a set of sky stairs rain or shine. Arrive around 9 a.m. to avoid chasing the light on the three-and-a-half-hour tours. Once safely back on the ground, head to Inspiration Point (about 20 minutes west on Angeles Crest Highway), where Catalina Island is visible in the distance.—SEAN FITZ-GERALD