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Voted "#1 Outdoor Adventure" by readers of Virginia Living Magazine, Go Ape Freedom Park offers one of the biggest treetop adventure courses in the United States. There are 37 crossings such as "the Trapeze," "Wobbly Ladder," "Big U" and "Spider's Web." There are 5 individual sections within the course, each section taking participants higher into the forest canopy. The fifth zip line, the grand finale to the course, offers a 600-foot ride through the trees.
The group is equipped with harnesses, pulleys, and carabiners, and then receives a 30-minute, hands-on safety training before it is let loose into the forest canopy to swing through the trees. Instructors are on hand for assistance.
The park features two miles of hiking trails and more than 20 miles of some of the best mountain biking trails in the region.
Go Ape's Treetop Adventure is a few minute drive from Colonial Williamsburg in Freedom Park.
The minimum age is 10 years old.
The minimum height is 4 feet 7 inches.
The maximum weight is 285 lbs.
For every two 10 to 15-year-olds, there must be one participating adult (age 18+).
An adult signature is required for all 16 to 17-year-olds.
Closed toe shoes with closed heels and comfortable clothing are required.
Large groups are typically split into smaller groups of about 14 participants for the training sessions, with sessions running every 30 minutes.
The course takes about 2-3 hours to complete. There is no limit on the time it takes a group to complete the course, as long as all the participants are off the course by sunset.
Send a message through PartyRVA to receive the group rate (10 or more participants) of 10% off on weekends and 20% off on weekdays (M – F), excluding Saturdays during peak season (June-August).
Go Ape Treetop Adventure is $58 for ages 16 and up ("Gorillas") and $38 for ages 10 to 15 ("Baboons").
With the 10% PartyRVA weekend group discount the rate is $52.20 for ages 16 and up, and $34.20 for ages 10 to 15.
With the 20% PartyRVA weekday group discount the rate is $46.40 for ages 16 and up, and $30.40 for ages 10 to 15.
"It was incredible. The folks that work for Go Ape make it work. They are your cheerleaders, motivators, coaches, etc. Thanks for a great memory with my family!" - Roger L., Facebook
"I can't wait to go on another treetop adventure! I truly enjoyed myself. The adventure challenged me in every way but I endured to the end!!!" - Kiara B., Facebook
"My boyfriend and I were looking for an unconventional Saturday date and man this was perfect! It's a rush and a workout but seriously worth it!" - Shatara M., Facebook
"Awesome way to celebrate my 11 year olds birthday! Our guide, Steve, was very knowledgeable and helpful. The process required concentration and some level of fitness but was not difficult. I recommend gloves with open fingers to protect your hands while allowing the dexterity to clip the caribiners. Great fun! Can't wait to do it again!!" - Shellie M. K., Facebook
"The only thing I recommend is going in a group and having people to motivate you along the way. I would definitely go again!" - Ashley A., Facebook