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Tree Top Adventure Course (Pre-Registration Required)

Built right next to the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, the New And Expanded Essex County TreeTop Adventure Course is a world class aerial obstacle course. Our Adult Courses (approx. 35ft in height) offer 30 unique challenge elements with an average run time of 1 to 1.5 hours. Our Junior Courses (approx. 10ft in height) offer 18 unique challenge elements with an average run time of 30 to 45 minutes. Parents/Guardians may join their children on the Junior Course for the same fee. The redesigned Zip Line measures over a football field in length and stands at approximately 40 feet.


In order to experience the Essex County TreeTop Adventure Course, the following physical requirements must be met:

Junior Course: Min Age – 6 years old, Max Weight – 250lbs

Adult Course: Min Height – 54in., Max Weight – 250lbs

Zip Line: Min Age – 6 years old, Min Weight – 60 lbs (80 lbs thru May 1), Max Weight – 250lbs

All participants must have a completed and signed Participant Agreement Form. Participant Agreement Forms can be printed via the link below. We strongly request you print them out and complete them before your arrival.

Required Attire & Footwear:
Please remember the physical nature of the adventure. Only guests who are wearing athletic sneakers will be allowed to participate. No sandals, flip flops, Toms, Crocs, Uggs, slip-ons, heeled boots, leather dress shoes or other footwear not intended for physical & athletic outdoor use will be permitted on the course (at the discretion of the course Supervisors). Clothing that a harness will not safely fit over will not be permitted on the course. Our expert adventure guides recommend that you bring a pair of slip resistant gloves (none are sold on premises).

We are unable to store any personal belongings so please keep that in mind when preparing for your adventure. Any purses, backpacks or satchels must be unobtrusive and sit comfortably above your waist if you want to bring them on the course.

Hours: Saturdays - Sundays 10am – Dusk *last admission is an hour before sundown*

Pricing: Adult Course: $25, Junior Course: $15, Zip Line: $10, Adult Course and Zip Line: $30, *there is no combo price for the Junior Course and Zip Line at this time*

Refund Policy: Once the adventure is paid for, there will be no refunds for any reason. If you are asked to leave the course by staff or if you retire from the activity, there will be no refunds.

Reservations: Reservations can be made only up until the day before your visit, at, if space is available. We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. Reservations are forfeited 30 minutes after their start time. If there are course wait times, reservations will be accommodated as soon as possible. Walk-ups without reservations cannot be guaranteed timely admission. Walk-ups are taken on a first come, first served basis, after all reservations are accommodated. We do not accept “day-of” reservations. The email address associated with this website is NOT monitored. Please call[masked] ext. 0 for reservation changes and cancellations.

Essex County Treetop Adventure Course reserves the right to refuse admission to or order off the course anyone who disregards the safety rules or who appears to our staff to be unable to complete the course. Pregnant women or persons with heart conditions are expressly prohibited from going on the course. Anyone who has been drinking alcoholic beverages or taking medications or other substances that may affect her/his ability to perform on the course is prohibited from participating.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to enter The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in order to enter the TreeTop Adventure Course. Please follow the directional signage in the parking lot to access the walkway to the facility.

REGISTER for 06/28/14 @ 3-4 PM:

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  • Kat

    Great people, challenging (but great) rope course. :)

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • Kat

    Im at the tree top course admission stand. You have to walk up this ramp to get here

    June 28, 2014

    • Satyam N

      Almost there.

      June 28, 2014

    • Kathy

      Lost at mini golf for a while. No one knows where this is.

      June 28, 2014

  • May

    Walking to the tree top course entrance now. See you soon!

    June 28, 2014

  • Kat

    Slowly the rsvp list is lower and lower. Anyone going?

    June 28, 2014

  • Kat

    Ill post where I am when I arrive. Look for a bright blue shirt.

    June 28, 2014

  • Wendy

    Hey there. I hurt my calf pretty badly. Physical therapy, chiropractor. Hope to see you guys out there in the Fall. Have fun!

    1 · June 27, 2014

  • Michele

    Just an FYI - was going to try to make it, but they're sold out for that time slot. Sounds like a great time - have fun!

    June 27, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Registered!! :)I think I got the last available spot!

    June 25, 2014

  • Kathy

    Woohoo...I just made the height requirement!! I'm registered!

    2 · June 25, 2014

  • Jenine

    All registered! There's 6 spaces left so if you haven't registered yet... I'd get on that.

    June 8, 2014

  • TOM

    Kat, a suggested event, Safari Mini-golf next to turtle back zoo, you do putting each par while each animal is starring at you! (SCARY HUH!) :p

    May 27, 2014

  • Jenine

    Hey, Do we have a group reservation? I went to the website and there are only 11 openings left for that date and time. Are some people here already registered?

    April 10, 2014

    • Kat

      I picked a date and time far in advance so the group could fill it up but theres no official group reservation. I registered for myself and Ben.

      April 10, 2014

  • Estelle M.

    This sounds very exciting, but I'm going to have to pass. Heights is not my friend. =(

    April 7, 2014

    • Kat

      Aww. Come to an event where we are on the ground. :P

      April 8, 2014

    • Estelle M.

      I will definitely look out for events that have both of my feet on the ground lol =)

      April 9, 2014

  • Kathy

    I did a similar course upstate New York (Catamount) that was a long drive and pretty expensive. This seems like a great alternative!

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • Wendy

    Hi Kat,
    I've ALWAYS wanted to do this.
    Thanks for organizing!

    1 · April 7, 2014

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