What is an Aerial Forest Adventure Park? Are there rides?
Spread out across 5 forested acres on the lower slopes of Loon Mountain, the Aerial Forest Adventure Park (AFAP) consists of 62 platforms in the trees that are connected via a network of cables, wood, rope, and zip lines.
The park has five separate courses of varying difficult. The courses range from Yellow (easy) to Green (intermediate) to Blue (more difficult) to black (most difficult). The network of obstacles increase in difficulty as you move through the park, requiring more balance, upper-body strength, and focus. Since there's no "right" way to negotiate the obstacles, it's up to you to navigate the route from platform to platform. As you move through the park, you'll be clipped in to a safety line at all times.
Is there a height, weight or age restriction?
Participants must weigh less than 250 lbs. and have the ability to use the safety equipment and navigate the courses independently. The courses are for ages 7 and up. However, children ages 13 and under are restricted to Green and Blue courses, and must be supervised or accompanied by an adult (18+). A chart with participation and supervision requirements is on the Aerial Forest Park general information page.
Can pregnant women participate in the activities at the Loon Aerial Forest Park?
The Aerial Forest Adventure Park is not recommended for women who are pregnant. If they choose to participate, pregnant women should consult their doctor before they visit. If we are unable to properly fit their harness, we cannot allow them to participate.
Are reservations required?
We do not accept reservations for individuals and families. Groups of 20 or more should make advance reservations by calling 800.229.5666.
Do I have to be really fit to do the course?
Most people who lead an active lifestyle should have no problem on most of the courses. Participants are encouraged to move through the park at their own pace, and may exit the courses at many locations to take a break.
How difficult are the ropes courses?
The courses range from easier (Yellow) to more difficult (Green) to difficult (Blue), to most difficult (Black). Depending on your ability, the courses are manageable but become steadily more challenging.
If you've never been high up in the forest before, you may become somewhat unsettled at first. That quickly passes, though, as you'll quickly become focused on the next task ahead - not the ground below. On average, you'll be 10 feet above the ground on a Yellow course, up to 20 feet above the ground at times on a Green course and, at times, up to 40 feet above the ground on the Blue and Black courses.
Remember, you must keep your harness on and attached to the Smart Safety Belay (SSB) system at all times.
What are the ticket prices?
For more information, including pricing, visit the Aerial Forest Adventure Park general information page.
What is the time duration of the ticket?
Tickets are valid for two hours. Be sure to visit the restroom and have everything ready before you buy your tickets, so you can make the most of your time in the park. If you start a course one hour and 59 minutes after you bought your ticket, we'll let you finish that course. You're also welcome to leave the park and return at any point before your ticket expires. Please keep in mind that ticket sales end at 3:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. during the spring and fall).
Is the Adventure Park certified?
Designed by Swiss alpine mountaineers, The Loon Aerial Forest Adventure Park is built to the standards of the ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) specifications. The AFAP was designed and built by Outdoor Venture Group, LLC. More information is available at www.outdoorventures.us.
What food services are available?
The Whistle Stop Café and Adventure Center Snack Bars serve salads, burgers, sandwiches, snacks, beverages and more every day.
What clothing should I wear?
You should wear sensible, fitted clothing that won't hang loose or get tangled in cables or rope. Long hair and jewelry shouldn't be left loose, and closed toed shoes such as sneakers or hiking boots are recommended. Flip flops and sandals are not allowed.
Can the rope courses operate in the rain?
Of course! However, there may be a park delay in cases of thunderstorms or high winds. If you're unsure, call 800.229.5666 before you travel to confirm the operating schedule.
What equipment is provided?
A harness and gloves are provided with your admission ticket.
Are Adventure Park gift cards available?
Yes, they can be purchased at the Adventure Center or at Loon Mountain Sports Retail and Gift Shop, located inside the Gondola Barn, or by calling 800.229.5666 x 5400.