Understanding Ropes Course Levels at The Adventure Park

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One of the great things about The Adventure Park is that you can choose your own adventure.  Our courses are self guided and color-coded like ski trails, allowing climbers to choose their level of difficulty.  All of our trails can provide a fun challenge, and climbers can try multiple trails at the same level or progress from one level to another (and back again!).

All trails begin at the Main Platform (aka Main Plat), where our staff can assist in choosing a trail.  Our Main Plat staff can tell you which trails have more ziplines, give you tips for navigating your chosen trail or steer you to the next trail that would be a good match.

Want to know more? Check out the course level descriptions below and see a sample of the adventure park challenges you might find on each level.

Purple (ages 5-6 at select Parks)

Available at our Parks in Virginia Beach, VA and Fairfield County, CT, purple courses are designed for ages 5-6 and their accompanying adults.  These are our easiest trails with platform heights up to 15 feet.  Children must have an adult (18+) climb with them (max 2 children per adult) and may climb on our Purple Courses only.

Purple Courses by Park

The Adventure Park at
the Discovery Museum
Templeton's Run
Wilbur's Way

The Adventure Park at
Virginia Aquarium
Firefly
Cricket
Caterpillar Crossing
Labyrinth

Yellow (recommended for ages 7+)

Yellow trails are some of our easier courses, designed for anyone ages 7 to adult.  Platform heights may be up to 15 feet.  We recommend that kids 7-13 be supervised by an adult when climbing on our Yellow courses.  “Supervised” means that an adult (18+) must observe, guide, direct and watch over climbers.

Lifelines are a bit lower and designed to be easily reached by younger climbers.

Yellow Courses by Park

The Adventure Park at
the Discovery Museum
Sunflower
Sunshine
Snap Dragon
The Adventure Park at
Long Island
Sunflower
Sunshine
Snap Dragon
Goldfinch
The Adventure Park at
Nashville
Sunflower
Sunshine
Snap Dragon
The Adventure Park at
Storrs
Sugar Maple
Dogwood
The Adventure Park at
Virginia Aquarium
Sunflower
Sunshine
Snap Dragon

Green (recommended for ages 7+)

New climbers are encouraged to begin with a Yellow or Green trail on their first visit to the Park.  While Green are some of our easier trails, they still provide a good challenge with platform heights up to 25 feet.  We recommend that kids 7-9 climb with an adult (max 2 kids per adult) and those 10-13 years old be supervised by an adult.

Elements on the Green course provide a great balance of challenge and fun for kids and adults alike.  These are some of our most popular courses!

Green Courses by Park

The Adventure Park at
the Discovery Museum
Forest Run
Mountain Trail
Fern Gully
Grand Rapids
The Adventure Park at
Long Island
Forest Run
Mountain Trail
Fern Gully
Grand Rapids
Jungle Pass
The Adventure Park at
Nashville
Forest Run
Mountain Trail
Fern Gully
The Adventure Park at
Storrs
Cedar Pass
Mountain Laurel
Pine Rush
The Adventure Park at
Virginia Aquarium
Forest Run
Mountain Trail
Fern Gully
Grand Rapids
Jungle Pass

Blue (recommended for ages 10+)

Our Blue trails are challenging courses requiring some agility, good balance and strength.  Blue courses may be as high as 30 feet above the ground, providing a mental challenge as well.  Climbers 10-11 must are recommended to climb with an adult (max 2 kids per adult), while those 10-12 are recommended to be supervised by an adult.

Elements on the Blue courses might be similar to the Green courses but spaced farther apart or have more variety in height, increasing the challenge.  They may also roll under your feet or provide more swing, testing your agility, balance and strength.

Blue Courses by Park

The Adventure Park at
the Discovery Museum
Waterfall
Riptide
The Adventure Park at
Long Island
Waterfall
Riptide
Tidal Wave
The Adventure Park at
Nashville
Waterfall
Riptide
The Adventure Park at
Storrs
Witch Hazel
Ironwood
The Adventure Park at
Virginia Aquarium
Waterfall
Riptide

Black (recommended for ages 12+)

For the next level of challenge, our Black courses are rated as “difficult” and require agility, good balance, strength and physical stamina.  Black courses can be as high as 40 feet, and we recommend that climbers 12-13 climb with an adult.

Elements on the Black trails often require a significant amount of strength, as well as problem solving skills to navigate.

Black Courses by Park

The Adventure Park at
the Discovery Museum
Black Storm
The Adventure Park at
Long Island
Black Storm
The Adventure Park at
Nashville
Black Storm
The Adventure Park at
Storrs
Black Oak
The Adventure Park at
Virginia Aquarium
Black Storm
Black Hawk

Double Black (recommended for ages 14+)

For the ultimate in pushing your edge, each Park as has a Double Black Diamond trail.  This is a very difficult course, requiring physical strength and athletic ability.  Platforms maybe as high as 50 feet in the air and climbers.  What are the elements like? Well, you’ll have to see for yourself!

Double Black Courses by Park

The Adventure Park at
the Discovery Museum
Commando
The Adventure Park at
Long Island
Commando
The Adventure Park at
Nashville
Commando
The Adventure Park at
Storrs
Black Locust
The Adventure Park at
Virginia Aquarium
Commando

 

Ready to try our courses out for yourself?  Choose your Park location and book your adventure today!

 

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