Canopy walkways provide pedestrian access to the forest canopy. Early walkways consisted of bridges between trees in the canopy of a forest; mostly linked up with platforms inside or around the trees. They were originally intended as access to the upper regions of ancient forests for scientists conducting canopy research. Eventually, because they provided only limited, one-dimensional access to the trees, they were abandoned for canopy cranes. Today they serve as ecotourism attractions in places such as Dhlinza Forest, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia, Sedim River, Kulim and Kakum National Park, Ghana.
The Kendeda Canopy Walk in Atlanta, Georgia is a more recent variation that provides visitors with the ability to move through a 600-foot-long (180 m) section of urban forest at an elevation of 40 feet (12 m). The walkway construction is a somewhat unusual reverse suspension design.
- "Tip-Toe through the Treetops Canopy Walk". GardenTraveler.com. Retrieved 5 February 2012.