If you are in the Portland area and you are itching for a weird, unique adventure that you won’t find anywhere else, check out Tree To Tree Adventure Park. This park is located in the middle of a forest and is built to be the ultimate tree house experience you always dreamed of as a kid. This adventure park is filled with tree climbing, obstacles, bridges, ropes, zip lines and more, all dangling from the trees high above the ground!
The Tree To Tree park has multiple adventure packages and options available for adventurists, but the one my friend and I signed up for is called the Aerial Obstacle Adventure package. For $49 we had access to play in multiple obstacle courses set up in the trees for three hours, including 19 zip lines in between. We also raced each other with dueling zip lines at the end which is available for $15 extra, but the aerial course is more than enough to keep you occupied for the day.
After you arrive and check in you will be given safety gear and instructions and then you’re off on your own for fun in the trees. When we visited the park there was a large group of kids and their parents, but don’t be intimidated if you think that you will be the only adult there.
The aerial park is broken down in multiple courses based on difficulty. The easier courses are closer to the ground and have more manageable obstacles like waking across a bridge or logs. As you finish each course and move up in levels, the difficulty and height of the levels increases. I had completed Spartan races and gone bungee jumping off a bridge before, but I was still having some difficulty completing the more difficult levels. Those levels are really high in the trees and obstacles include walking across a single rope, stretching yourself to reach for the next log, or even swinging on a rope from obstacle to obstacle. Of course you are attached to a safety rope the whole time, but it still a bit unnatural and scary feeling.
Some of the other options besides the aerial course are a zip-lining package which includes a ¼ mile long zip line through the forest and mountains or taking a plunge off a tree. Whichever option you choose, this park makes for a fun day full of adventure that you aren’t likely to forget!
- Make sure to call and reserve a spot ahead of time
- Print directions since GPS and cell phone reception is limited in the forest
- Wear closed toe shoes and a hair tie
- Pack a lunch. The park does not sell food
- Bring a tip (optional)
Written by Laura Sausina