Q. What is the difference between the Treetop Challenge Course and Zip Line Park?
A. The treetop challenge course, also known as an aerial adventure park, is an exciting activity set high in the treetops where guests move from tree to tree by crossing over Indian Jones-style bridges, Tarzan swings, swinging logs, cargo nets, zip lines and more. Each guest wears a full body harness attached to a special safety cable. 8 different courses are set up in different levels of difficulty and height progressing from easy to “Ninja”. The Treetop Pass includes both the treetop challenge courses and Zip Line Park.
The Zip Line Park utilizes the same full body harness and safety cable but there are no challenges to move from tree to tree. Guests simply ride a zip line trolley in a 10 zip line canopy-style zip line course from one tree to another. The Zip Line Park activity requires little physical effort.
Q. Do I need prior experience to do this?
A. Not at all. Each guest participates in a ground school training program where they learn to use the equipment. Children as young as 6, up to seniors can learn how to use the equipment. You will also be accompanied by a Tour Guide who will provide assistance if necessary.
Q. Do I need to be an athlete to do this?
A. No, our Park was designed for the average person with average physical conditions and should have no difficulty completing many of the ropes courses. Each course does progressively get more challenging though and guests usually find their own limit. Guests can proceed at a pace that is comfortable to them and can exit the course at many locations for completion or to take a break.
Q. Are there height, weight or age restrictions?
A. Participants must weigh between 50 lbs and 275 lbs.
Participants must be able to fit into our full body harnesses:
- Waist: up to 47″
- Upper Thigh: up to 28″
Full Torso: up to 42″ (measured from front waist, over shoulder, to back waist)
MINORS AGES 6-9
- Minors must be a minimum of 48″ tall and be at least 6 years of age.
- Ages 6-9 are restricted to our Kids Pass which includes our first 4 courses.
- We require one adult per 2 children under the age of 12
MINORS AGES 10-11
- Minors ages 10-11 must be a minimum of 54″ to progress to the advanced courses
- We require one adult per 3 children under the age of 12
- Ages 10-11 are also child specific as some children in this age group may not be able to do the advanced courses even with adult help due to their personal ability (subject to manager’s discretion).
- No restrictions
Q. Can I do the course if I’m pregnant, or have a pre-existing medical condition?
A. We are not medical professionals, so we suggest that any pregnant participants, or participants with pre-existing medical conditions, seek their doctor’s advice before booking.
Q. Do I need to make reservations?
A. Due to COVID-19 we are asking for reservations. We have a simple to use online reservation application for your use.
Q. Do I have to fill out a waiver?
A. Yes, everyone participating in either the challenge course or zip line activities must complete a waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 must have their waiver forms completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian. Waivers can be filled out online at the time of reservation to facilitate a faster process during the time of your scheduled adventure or click here to fill out waiver.
Q. Do you accept credit cards?
A. Yes, we accept AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and cash sales.
Q. How long will we have on the course?
A. We recommend allocating between 2.5 and 4.5 hours depending on your adventure. A Challenge Course pass is good for 3 hours and a Zip Line pass is good for 2 hours. You can do as many courses as you can accomplish within the 3 hours for the Treetop Pass and repeat the Zip Line Course as many times as you can within the 2 hours for the Zip Line Only Pass. For those who purchased only the Zip Line Pass can upgrade to the full Challenge Course on a prorated scale. We do have some additional optional add-ons that can extend your adventurous time here including our 40′ Leap of Faith Jump, more time option and our NINJA challenge.
Q. What should I wear?
A. Appropriate attire and footwear is required. Although shorts are allowed, we have found that long pants can be more comfortable when performing crossings that may have to utilize wrapping one’s leg around an element for support. This is an outdoor adventure associated with trees; clothes may become soiled.
- Sneakers or flexible hiking/walking shoes are recommended.
- No open-toed shoes, flip-flops, sandals or Crocs allowed.
- Please wear clothing that is not baggy or hangs loose because it could get tangled in cables.
- Long hair must be tied back and we recommend no hanging jewelry.
- Gloves are no longer provided due to COVID-19 but we do have gloves available for $2. You may bring your own such as work out, bicycling or garden gloves.
Q. How safe is it and is it inspected?
A. Mountain Ridge Adventure was designed and built to the most stringent standards of ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) specifications and meets all safety standards as required by New York State. The course uses American and European-made gear using 100% attachment applications and is routinely inspected internally and by 3rd parties.
As with all recreational and sport activities there is always inherent risk but compared to the average everyday sport activities like soccer, skiing, football, etc., challenge course activities have significantly lower incident ratios.
Q. What about bad weather?
A. The course is open rain or shine unless there is thunder, lightning or high winds present. Once the risk of inclement weather is deemed past guests will be allowed back on the course.
In the event that the course closes due to weather, guests can receive a RAIN check or pro-rated REFUND depending on how much times is left on the customer’s pass.
Q. Is food available at the park?
A. Beverages and light snacks are available for purchase. For large groups, catering is available.