If you’re interested in climbing gyms, why not take it to the next level at Go Ape? This massive outdoor campus of ladders, elevated rope bridges, zip lines, and Tarzan swings provides an immersive experience that goes way beyond what you might get at a typical climbing wall.
The Treetop Adventure course offers a two to three hour experience among the treetops of Rock Creek Regional Park, up to 50 feet off the ground. In addition to the thrilling swings and zip lines, you’ll also get appealing vistas over Lake Needwood that you can’t find anywhere else in Montgomery County. Make sure you wear sneakers or boots with ankle support, and gloves to protect your hands (these are also available for purchase on-site).
Tickets start at $49, and kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. In addition to the Adventure course there are bike trails, hiking paths, a playground for kids, and a picnic area.