Go Ape Zip Line & Ropes Course

Zip Lines! Ropes courses! Tarzan swings! Dani and I ventured to Rockville, Maryland, to check out the zip line and ropes course at Go Ape. Situated in Rock Creek Park, a short drive from D.C., Go Ape offers a fun, and challenging, two hour adventure.

We parked in the gravel lot across the road from the log cabin that serves as a check-in point. The staff were friendly and informative, assisting with signing waivers and outfitting us with harnesses and safety gear. After a quick training session we strapped on our GoPro and were off on the trail.

Dani loves heights, me not so much. But with a little coaxing I made it through the six zip lines, 44 crossings, and two Tarzan swings that make up the course. Each of the six individual sections progress in height and difficulty to the end, making it challenging and fun throughout. We both had a great time and can't wait to visit again in the summer.


  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. On more than one occasion, both Dani and I had less than graceful zip line landings into the dirt.
  • Dani wore gloves and was glad she did, the ropes can be rough if you're not use to them. Although I was fine with out them.
  • If you have a GoPro bring it! It was our first time using the head strap mount and it worked perfectly for capturing zip line footage.