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Guide to Aerial Challenge Adventures


So much more fun than being stuck inside, experiencing a challenge course delivers adrenalin and exhilaration that will leave you asking when you can do it all over again! Fortunately for you, we have compiled a list of challenge courses that can help you do just that – again and again!


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ZavaZone | Sterling, VA
~5 miles from IAD


Evergreen Adventure Park | Leesburg, VA
~15 miles from IAD

This adventure course includes rock-climbing, four zip lines, and a 3-story elevated ropes adventure course consisting of more than a dozen elements designed to test your skills and balance and meant to thrill!


Harpers Ferry Adventure Center | Purcellville, VA
~15 miles from IAD

Complete seven zip line adventures, cross the Sky Bridge, and cruise through the trees at heights of up to 40-feet! If the canopy tour isn’t enough of an adventure, plan to conquer the Aerial Adventure Park, which includes more than 50 cable and rope bridges and other exciting elements such as zip lines! This park offers seven levels of difficulty for thrill seekers at all ability levels.


Tree Top Zip Tour by Empower | Middleburg, VA
~15 miles from IAD

Located on the grounds of the Salamander Resort & Spa, the Tree Top Zip Tour by Empower begins and ends on the resort lawn. With five different zip lines, ranging from 90- to 670-feet in length, and two sky suspension bridges, this adventure is a must-do for beginner zip liners and experts alike.


Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure | Rockville, MD
~15 miles from IAD

The Go Ape treetop adventure course is made up of 6 zip lines (the longest being 400-feet), 44 crossings (the longest being 50+ feet and includes the Tarzan Swing), and six individual sections within the course. As you progress, each section takes you higher into the forest canopy, as high as 50-feet!


Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure | Springfield, VA
~25 miles from IAD

This aerial challenge course takes you on a journey through the forest canopy as you take on suspended obstacles, Tarzan swings, and breathtaking zip lines! Plus, young adventurers can enjoy up to 20 obstacles and two zip lines!


ZavaZone | Rockville, MD
~30 miles from IAD

This high-adventure, high-energy play space designed for kids 5 and up includes multiple zones, including a high-ropes challenge course, as well as a ground-level low ropes course, Ninja Course (a timed obstacle course), and Parkour Course. Plus, don’t miss the trampoline arena with a giant foam pit, dodgeball courses, and basketball hoops, rock climbing walls, and much, much more!


The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School | Sandy Spring, MD
~40 miles from IAD

The Adventure Forest is the largest forest climbing park in the nation! Their prime feature is The Adventure Forest – an amazing aerial forest challenge course with 13 trails, 29 zip lines, six difficulty levels, and almost 200 challenge bridges.


Terrapin Adventures | Savage, MD
~45 miles from IAD

Terrapin Adventures offers a wide variety of outdoor fun for all ages, including a 40-foot tall High Ropes Challenge Course with 19 traverses; a 43-foot high climbing tower with 12 routes up and down! Plus, don’t miss their giant swing 40-feet in the air that allows you to experience 2 G’s of force!


Harpers Ferry Canopy Tour | Harpers Ferry, WV
~45 miles from IAD

Guests are invited to enjoy a canopy tour experience in the region on the Potomac River where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia come together! During this experience, you’ll fly high above the ground and next to the river along eight zip lines from 200- to almost 800-feet in length!


Bear Mountain Zip Lines | Luray, VA
~45 miles from IAD 

Located in scenic Luray, VA, Bear Mountain Zip Lines offers over 50-acres of scenic, forested area, zip lines, and climbing fun for all levels of experience, including a total of 2,700-feet of line racing at up to 35 miles an hour!


Rope Adventure Park | West Luray, VA
~45 miles from IAD

The Rope Adventure Park, located at Luray Caverns, features two levels that allow participants to advance at their own pace as individual or team levels. Guests are invited to explore risk, self-discovery, communication skills, problem-solving, and coaching! The courses feature poles that are connected by different acrobatic elements and contain sophisticated safety systems using ropes, belay devices, and harnesses.


The following aerial adventure courses are more than 50 miles from IAD (in alphabetical order):

Aerial Adventures At Wisp Resort | McHenry, MD
Bryce Resort Zip Line Adventure | Basye, VA
Go Ape Freedom Park | Williamsburg, VA
Massanutten Zip Line Experience | McGaheysville, VA
Mountain Lake Treetop Adventures | Pembroke, VA
Riverside Outfitters Recreational Climbing | Richmond, VA
Roundtop Mountain Resort Ropes Course | Lewisberry, PA
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium | Virginia Beach, VA
The Treetop Zoofari | Moseley, VA
The Zip at Wintergreen Resort | Wintergreen, VA
Wilderness Presidential Resort | Spotsylvania, VA


Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this DullesMoms.com post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.


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