One of Yoda’s famous quotes is “do or do not, there is no try.” This quote applies to several things in life and bungee jumping is no exception. There is no try in bungee jumping. And when you are called up for your jump, it’s either you muster the courage to dive headfirst or go home. There is no try!
People intending to bungee jump have several questions and one of their most common questions is just how scary the activity is. And the answer to this question depends on each individual. Some people are risk takers, daredevils who live for extreme sports. And for this set of people, bungee jumping won’t be that scary. But if you have a fear of heights and aren’t the adventure junkie type, the experience will be scary for you and that applies to only the first time.
Bungee jumping isn’t about being fearless. It’s about jumping in the face of fear and stretching the limits of fun for the singular purpose of having fun. Yes, there is a unique type of thrill and fun that you get only from bungee jumping. The adrenaline rush is almost addictive and you may find yourself jumping a couple of times after your initial jump.
There are several bungee jumping destinations in the United States and this article focuses on Seattle and the State of Washington as a whole. However, there are no bungee jumping destinations in Washington State at this time. Don’t fret, friend. Neighboring states such as Oregon and Idaho have bungee jumping destinations which will be discussed below.
Nearest Bungee Jumping in Neighboring States
Central Oregon Bungee Adventures is one of the most popular bungee jumping destinations in Oregon. And they are located at the high bridge in beautiful PS Ogden State Park. The spot offers stunning views of the Crooked River Gorge and Cascade Mountains. Jumps are typically organized between May and October depending on the weather. You can visit their website for more information regarding pricing and jump schedules.
There is a minimum age requirement of 14 years old before you can jump with Central Oregon Bungee Adventures. And you must weigh between 80 and 300 pounds.
Bungee Expeditions, Bend, Oregon
- Website: bungee-expeditions.com
Known for organizing bungee jumps across several states in the United States, Bungee Expeditions also operates in Oregon. They use the Crooked River Gorge in Bend for their Oregon jumps. You can always find a schedule of Bungee Expeditions jumps on the “Schedule of jumps” page on their website. When you’re ready to take the “The Leap of Faith,” contact them so they can get you or your group scheduled for a jump.
Bungee Expeditions, Idaho
- Address: 4730 S. Whitmore Way, Boise, Idaho 83709
- Website: bungee-expeditions.com
Bungee Expeditions also operate in Idaho and you can visit the branch in Idaho if where you stay in Washington is closer to the Gem State.
Glenn’s Ferry/King Hill, which is 1 hour from Boise, and Hansen in Eden are the two locations Bungee Expeditions uses in Idaho. You can expect to spend up to $250 or more per jump depending on destination and weight.
Sadly, there is no bungee jumping location near Seattle or in Washington State, but all you need to do is to cross the border with Oregon to find a couple of opportunities with reliable and experienced companies. Idaho is slightly further but nonetheless a valid option as well from Washington. There are very few companies in the US offering bungee jumping, and having several options in nearby states can already be considered lucky!
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