Go Ape Rock Creek Park

Derwood, MD

4 (5 reviews)

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Address: Beach Dr, Derwood, MD 20855, USA Number: 800.971.8271 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Have you ever wanted to swing through the trees like Tarzan, or check out what it's like to be a bird high in the trees? Just head to Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course and you can experience just that!

Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course is a super fun and challenging outdoor ropes course which let's those active family members use zip lines, navigate bridges and overcome those obstacles through the treetops of Maryland. It's a great way to keep active too!

When you arrive for your high adventure, you will be given a 30 minute safety briefing and training, so you all know what to expect. Then, after you're equipped with carabineers, harnesses and pulleys, you're on your way into the forest canopy!

Rock Creek Park is actually the FIRST Go Ape Course in the USA - pretty impressive! The course is made up of 6 zip lines, 2 Tarzan swings, and 44 crossings that will really challenge you! Want to know something else that's really cool? One of the zip lines is actually the USA's FIRST skateboard zipline!

There are also numerous rope ladders to really get that blood flowing and muscles working!

Each of the 6 sections takes you higher and higher into the trees, and each one is slightly more challenging than the last! Go Ape Rock Creek Park is also located in the stunning 75-acres Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Park, and with hiking trails, picnic areas and boat rentals, you can make an even bigger day of it and enjoy nature!

So what are you waiting for - the challenge is on!


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How much does it cost?






$38 (Ages 10 - 15 yrs)


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Additional Information

Go Ape has a minimum age of 10, minimum height of 4'7", and max weight of 285 lbs. Adult supervision is required for anyone under the age of 18. One participating adult may supervise up to two 10-15 year olds or up to five 16-17 year olds.

Any top tips?


Make sure you arrive 15 minutes before your adventure to check-in and that you are wearing comfy clothing that you don't mind getting dirty!

I'm Hungry!


Healthy Eating They have water around the course but it's best to bring some from home too, as well as healthy snacks

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What a great sport for schools! All required supervising adults go FREE when bringing a school, scout or youth group (between the ages of 10 and 17) from Monday to Friday. Just give them a call to discuss the booking!

Can I get one of those?


Go Ape t-shirts are sold in the cabin if you want to take something home to remind you of your adventure!

Need a little extra help?


You do need to be physically capable of climbing rope ladders and navigating obstacles. You need some upper arm strength too

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When can we go?

Daylight hours (varies by season)

Daily June - Aug / Weekends & select weekdays rest of year

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