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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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Challenging. Exhilarating. FUN!

Go Ape is located near Lake Needwood in Derwood, MD. The course is scheduled for 3 hrs. Small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joyce R
Great Time!!!

Went here with my wife for her birthday and had a blast. Very safe and the staff provides... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Deryck L
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Baltimore, Maryland
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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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tarzan swing” (12 reviews)
“zip lining” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6129 Needwood Lake Dr, Rockville, MD 20855-1673
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+1 800-971-8271
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go Ape is located near Lake Needwood in Derwood, MD. The course is scheduled for 3 hrs. Small groups are informed about safety and then watched from the ground as they enter each of 6 gates, climb the ladder, follow instructions, cross a bridge and...More

Thank Joyce R
GoApeUSA, Guest Relations Manager at Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Joyce, Thanks for the thoughtful and informative review of your Go Ape adventure! We're so glad to hear that you had a great time and had the chance to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We do hope to see you out in the trees again!...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my wife for her birthday and had a blast. Very safe and the staff provides outstanding instruction on the use of the equipment prior to going on the course. If you like climbing and zip-lining then definitely check this place out. We...More

Thank Deryck L
GoApeUSA, Guest Relations Manager at Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Deryck, Thanks for taking the time to review your Go Ape adventure. We're so honored that you and your wife decided to share her birthday with us and we're so glad to hear that you had a great time! We do hope to see...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

I've been to GoApe at-least 5 times with different people. It's ideally located inside Rock Creek Park. I would suggest using the Avery Road directions if possible the event is very close to the entrance and Avery Road. Lots of free parking and bathrooms. To...More

Thank Fitness_Guru_8
GoApeUSA, Marketing Team at Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Fitness_Guru_8, You've won our monthly ticket giveaway for reviewing us on TripAdvisor! Please email social@goape.com to claim your tickets. See you in the trees! - CT

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Had a good time. I would recommend going early. The way it is designed at this location it gets backed up quickly and your having to wait to go up each section plus waiting to complete the course. Other than that it was a good...More

Thank Danielsmith1317
GoApeUSA, Guest Relations Manager at Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Daniel, Thanks for taking the time to review your Go Ape adventure! We're so glad to hear that you had a great time, but certainly understand your concern regarding wait time. This is something we are constantly working to improve and we will continue...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

I am 83years old and took 2 of my graduating female trumpet students on this treetop adventure. (This was my 5th adventure--I love it!!!) Go Ape was the best one so far. I really enjoyed the Tarzan swing at the beginning and end as well...More

Thank Gloria M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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 24 June 2017

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 12 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

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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
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Alan G
1 July 2017|
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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
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David Q
31 March 2016|
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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!
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