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Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course

6129 Needwood Lake Dr, Rockville, MD 20855-1673
+1 800-971-8271
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Every-time I go....

Loads of fun, very safe even for first times. Teenagers love it & they still can't keep up with me... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Loads of fun for all ages!

I am 67 years old and went on this adventure during our annual Father's Day camp out with my 2 sons... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert M
Waldorf, MD
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It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a ‘tree top adventure’.That means we build giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with the world's best zip lines.We then equip people with harnesses, pulleys and carabiners, give them a 30 minute safety briefing and training and let them loose into the forest canopy, free to swing through the trees. Of course, instructors are always on hand, regularly patrolling the forests (not in monkey suits unfortunately!)The result is spectacular. The Go Ape experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all (no pun intended), it’s just great fun.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
6129 Needwood Lake Dr, Rockville, MD 20855-1673
+1 800-971-8271
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loads of fun, very safe even for first times. Teenagers love it & they still can't keep up with me. This trip was for a 15th birthday party - boys & girls. Every one loved it & want to do it again.

Thank sail1mjb528
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am 67 years old and went on this adventure during our annual Father's Day camp out with my 2 sons and 4 grandsons. Although I am in good health, I am certainly not a he-man. Yet, I found this adventure to be very pleasurable...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Big family went as a birthday surprise for one of the teens. Some of us are a little afraid of heights so there was some anxiety about this activity. The training is thorough and if you don't want to fall and get injured you had...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We called in advance to reserve tickets and came as expected right on time but apparently when we were reserving three children and one adult we were not told that there is a ratio of one adult per two children. Which would make sense to...More

Thank Anna B
GoApeUSA, Manager at Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Hi Anna, sorry to hear about your experience. We try to be as transparent and communicative about our supervision ratio requirements as possible which is why we include them in the confirmation email after you book and here https://goape.com/faqs on the website in our FAQs....More

Reviewed 5 December 2016

When I got there I didn't know what to expect. The course from afar seemed underwhelming. I was hesitant as it looked like we were going to be with a big group, which reviews indicated might mean that we would have to wait for slow...More

Thank TravelingBbusFun
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Pros: Great equipment, great obstacle courses, friendly staff rounding. great location. Would come back again! Great for bonding. Was hesitant at first but when I saw a grandma and her grand kid do it, I couldn't back out. I have fear of heights and being...More

2  Thank agxnes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

My husband and I did Going Ape today and had a blast. The instructor was very good at getting us prepared for our adventure and we took off feeling very confindent of what we had to do. The course was a lot of fun and...More

Thank Lucky4iron
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome time, somewhat challenging but we are grandparents in our mid fifties and with our ten year old grandson. Be brave and try it, you won't regret it believe me, highly recommend!!

1  Thank christopher2432
Reviewed 1 August 2016

It was a hot humid day, but the trees provide shade so you don't feel over heated. If you are in relatively good shape, this activity should provide a decent workout while having fun with family or friends.

Thank Dayle M
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Had issues with their website for booking online so I went in person to book. It was easy getting started and they offer a good military discount. It was a great time on the course, easy and exciting to do! I'm afraid of heights and...More

Thank Cassie L
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Rachael H
21 July 2017|
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Response from Anna B | Reviewed this property |
if you are definitely afraid of the heights regardless of whether or not you're connected you will still not enjoy the experience. But yes you are connected at all times but I think it will be deeply uncomfortable for... More
Alan G
1 July 2017|
Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
No please don't leave the dog in the car! It's way too hot. Unfortunately there is no on site dog sitting service. Go Ape near DC is in the middle of Rock Creek Park so acres of nature. The "office" is a rustic cabin with a... More
David Q
30 March 2016|
Response from GoApeUSA | Property representative |
Hi, The course is a 5 minute drive from Shady Grove metro station. We would suggest taking the metro there but you would need a cab and/or uber to get to the course. Thanks!