How To Make a Zipline In Minecraft



Ever wanted to add a touch of adventure and speed to your Minecraft world? Look no further than the humble zipline! 

This ingenious contraption allows you to zip across long distances, adding a whole new dimension to your exploration and transportation.

Building a zipline is surprisingly easy and doesn’t require any fancy mods. With a few simple materials and a bit of creativity, you’ll be soaring through the air in no time. 

This guide will walk you through the process step-by-step, from gathering the necessary materials to constructing and using your very own zipline. 

So, grab your pickaxe, saddle up, and get ready for a fun and fast-paced Minecraft experience!

How Do I Make a Zipline In Minecraft?

Ziplines in Minecraft add a thrilling element to your world, allowing you to travel long distances quickly and efficiently. 

While not a built-in feature, you can create them using various methods, each with its own advantages and complexity. Here’s a look at two popular options:

Method 1: Using Boats and Water (Java Edition Only).

This method is straightforward and doesn’t require any complicated mechanics. However, it’s only functional in the Java Edition of Minecraft.


  • Boats
  • Water Buckets
  • Blocks for building supports (e.g., cobblestone, wood)


  1. Construct your zipline path: Build pillars at your desired starting and ending points, ensuring a slight downward slope towards the end.
  2. Create the water flow: Place water at the top of the starting point pillar and extend it along the path using water buckets. Ensure the water flows continuously downhill.
  3. Place boats: Enter a boat at the top and enjoy the ride! The water stream will push the boat down the path, simulating a zipline experience.

Method 2: Using Command Blocks and Pigs (Both Editions)

This method offers more control over the zipline’s direction and speed but requires familiarity with commands.


  • Command Blocks
  • Redstone Dust
  • Nether Brick Fences
  • Pig Spawners (or a single pig)
  • Saddle
  • Carrot on a Stick (or Warped Fungus on a Stick)


  1. Build the zipline structure: Create pillars at your desired start and end points and connect them with nether brick fences, forming a closed path.
  2. Place the command block: At the starting point, place a command block facing towards the end point.
  3. Set up the command: Enter the following command in the command block: summon pig ~ ~1 ~ {Leash:1,Passengers:[{id:Player,)]}. This spawns a pig with an invisible leash attached to a player, essentially creating a moving rope.
  4. Activate the command block: Use redstone dust to trigger the command block when a player steps on a pressure plate or other activator.
  5. Ride the zipline: Place a saddle on the pig and use a carrot on a stick (or warped fungus on a stick) to guide it along the path. As the pig moves, the leash pulls the player, creating the zipline effect.

Additional Tips:

  • Experiment with different slopes and lengths to find your ideal zipline experience.
  • Be cautious when building at high altitudes, as falls can be dangerous.
  • Consider adding safety measures like hay bales or water at the end point to cushion your landing.


By following these steps and unleashing your creativity, you can construct a functional and exciting zipline that enhances your Minecraft adventures!

What do you think?

Written by Udemezue John

Hello, I'm Udemezue John, a web developer and digital marketer with a passion for financial literacy.

I have always been drawn to the intersection of technology and business, and I believe that the internet offers endless opportunities for entrepreneurs and individuals alike to improve their financial well-being.

You can connect with me on Twitter


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings



    How To Make a Zombie Farm In Minecraft

    Driving Revenue: Innovative Approaches to Sales and Marketing Alignment

    Driving Revenue: Innovative Approaches to Sales and Marketing Alignment