Treetop Quest is a family adventure for ages four and up, with progressively challenging aerial obstacles guaranteed to provide a thrill like you’ve never experienced! Adventurers soar through the forest on Tarzan swings, traverse cargo nets, balance on tightropes and fly across zip-lines. See for yourself by checking out our Photo Gallery and Video Gallery.
PLEASE NOTE: Explore Park can be accessed via the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 121 from US Route 220 headed North, at Milepost 112 from VA 24 headed South, Mill Mountain Parkway at Milepost 120, or our alternate entrance at 3900 Rutrough Road, 24014. Click here for detailed directions and information. (Please know, if you are coming from the South on The Blue Ridge Parkway, a section from Milepost 135 to Milepost 121 is closed due to the road damage.)
Young Adventurers: Treetop Quest features activities for kids as young as age 4. Our Chick Pea courses offer our smallest guests a chance to challenge themselves! The courses are only several feet off the ground, to be enjoyed with ground supervision. (about our course)
Family Challenges: Choose from three levels of difficulty and challenge yourself to a series of tree-to-tree obstacles including tightropes, cargo nets, platforms, Tarzan swings and zip-lines up to 45 feet above the forest floor. (about our course)
Aerial Speed: Everyone loves zip-lines! That’s why we’ve devoted an entire challenge level to thrilling zips as long as 160 feet, and speeds as high as 25 miles per hour. (video gallery)
Our course has a weight limit of 250 lbs. All participants will undergo a confidential weigh-in.
Secure closed-toe sneakers or hiking shoes are required (No slip-ons, crocs, sandals or boat shoes).
Signed waivers are required for participation. If you’re bringing minors and are NOT the legal guardian, please have the participant’s parent or legal guardian complete our digital waiver prior to your visit: ExplorePark.org/waiver
Registration is currently limited to 18 participants every 20 minutes. This season we are unable to store your personal items. Please leave all loose items, cell phones and wallets in your vehicle.
Please bring your own water bottle and remember to stay hydrated.
Children ages 4-6 require on-ground adult supervision while on the course. Non-participating adults do not need to pay admission.
Children ages 7-12 must have an adult present in the observation area.
Children ages 13-15 must have an adult present in the park.
Children ages 16-17 may participate independently with a signed waiver by a parent or legal guardian.
Treetop Quest Cancellation and Refund Policies
Online Ticket Sales: All tickets purchased online are final. Reservations can be rescheduled (according to availability) at no cost, one time, with at least 24 hours advance notice.
Late Arrivals: If you anticipate a late arrival, please notify park staff immediately. We will do our best to accommodate you at our next available briefing. Because we reserve a limited number of spots for each briefing, we cannot guarantee availability for late arrivals. If you arrive more than 15 minutes past for your scheduled start time window without prior notification to the park staff, please note that you may be considered a no-show.
No-Show: If you fail to appear for your reserved ticket time without notifying park staff 24 hours in advance, please note that your tickets will not be refunded or rescheduled.
Weather & Unscheduled Closure Policy
Please keep in mind that Treetop Quest is an outdoor activity. Dress appropriately for the weather and consider applying bug spray and/or sunscreen prior to check-in. During summer months the park is mostly shaded by the trees and stays several degrees cooler than direct sunlight.
Rain policy: Rain adds another level of adventure to Treetop Quest and kids especially love visiting the park in the rain! All courses will remain open through rain, and thus, reservations will not be refunded. Please dress appropriately and prepare for an adventure in our trees… rain or shine!
Potentially dangerous conditions: In cases of high wind speeds or nearby thunder or lightning, the courses will close until it is safe to resume the activity.
Online notification: Sign up to receive text or email alerts when Treetop Quest is closed due to inclement weather. Visit our Notify Me Alert System, sign in with your email and select Treetop Quest under "alerts".
If you are unable to complete your climb due to park closure you may receive a rain pass depending on your completed climb time. Unless we notify you otherwise, reservations are still valid and our cancellation/reschedule policy still applies.
Management reserves the right to close the park for any conditions which could potentially impact the safety of our clients.
Athletics, Administration & Other Services
1206 Kessler Mill Road
Salem, VA 24153
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