Need to spruce up your weekend? Visit "Go Ape" Treetop Adventure Course in Rockville!

"Go Ape" in Rockville has six sections of treetop obstacles, including zip lines and Tarzan swings. The park is also home to other outdoor activities like biking trails and walking paths, boating areas, and a kids' play area to complement the thrills provided by the zip line course. For $58, guests ages 16 and up can enjoy Go Ape’s treetop experience; tickets for youth between the ages of 10 and 15 are $38. [caption id="attachment_7253" align="aligncenter" width="360"]Go Ape Courtesy of Go Ape[/caption] Please keep in mind that there is a minimum height requirement of four feet, seven inches and a maximum weight limit of 285 pounds. To the inexperienced, flying through the trees and conquering the obstacles may seem like something that requires a certain level of skill, coordination and strength. However, Go Ape says that its adventure course can be experienced by anyone skilled and fit enough to climb a rope ladder. In fact, the park once had a 93-year-old patron who was brave enough to enjoy the experience. [gallery type="rectangular" size="large" ids="7247,7251,7252"]
If you are not a fan of heights, or would rather watch as your friends and family navigate the course, non-participants will be able to walk along the trails below the course, free of charge. There are 30-minute training sessions given to those brave enough -- an instructor will tell guests about the equipment, the course, and how to use that knowledge to make sure it's an enjoyable and safe experience. Go Ape is located in Rock Creek Park at 6129 Needwood Lake Drive. For more info visit Go Ape’s website. Also, checkout the video below to get an idea of what to expect: [embed][/embed] Have you been to the obstacle course before? Will you be checking it out any time soon? Let us know in the comments below.

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