Fun in the great outdoors — Welcome to the largest man-made outdoor climbing adventure in the world!
There’s nothing like a day at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring! Located in the trees at the Sandy Spring Friends School, you will find our amazing Aerial Forest Park. This is THE Maryland Adventure Park to experience adventure in The Trees on your own or with friends, family and parties — ages five to adult.
Look up — You’ll see a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges. Each bridge presents a different challenge of how to get to the next platform. A series of bridges form “aerial trails” throughout the forest.
Relax — You don’t have to be a circus acrobat or Tarzan! Choose from thirteen different color-coded trails, from “beginner” (easier and lower to the ground) to intermediate, to advanced (the most challenging).
Climb with Confidence — You will receive a complete safety orientation before your climb. Our double-connected, “always-locked-on” climbing system helps keep your climbing harness securely attached to the safety line at all times. The trails are intentionally designed for your self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary. Our Park Guides are available to assist throughout your visit.
Aerial Adventure Park
With 13 Trails, 29 zip lines, 6 difficulty levels, and almost 200 challenge bridges, The Adventure Forest is the largest forest climbing park in the nation.
At the heart of the park is the main platform. Think of it like the top of a ski mountain. There is a ladder leading to the top of the platform. Once on the main platform, there are 13 separate trails heading off and up into the tree tops. Each is color coded indicating the difficulty of the trail. Like a ski mountain, each climber chooses their own level of challenge. Depending on the climber and the trails chosen, climbers can generally complete two to four trails during a three hour climbing session.
Introducing a totally new way to climb a tree! K2 is one of the most difficult mountains in the world to summit. Here in our trees we have matched the power and thrill of that climb with K2Trees, seven climbing areas that will push you to your limits. Do you have what it takes to conquer K2Trees? For ages 10 and up. This awesome experience is open during Park’s regular hours of operation.
This incredible structure offers climbers 40+ elements of mixed difficulty levels to challenge every member of the group! Typically available by private reservation, this is perfect for families with younger children, birthday parties, scouts, or any group event for climbers of mixed ages/experience.
*Please note that climbers age 5 & 6 may climb in The Labryinth with an adult at a ratio of 1:3. Age 7+ may climb alone. Harnesses may not be shared and climbers may not trade out with other climbers.
This incredible experience is open to the public every day, and during all regular hours of operation and special events! Purchase individual tickets through general admission, start times available every hour.
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Sandy Spring Adventure Park:
- Outdoor fun in nature’s beauty
- For kids, teens and adults
- Great for group events
- Challenge at your pace and level
- Environmentally friendly – No motors, No electricity
- Builds self-confidence
- “Feel-good exercise”
- Surprise yourself at what you can do
- Tree-friendly—designed to keep trees and forest healthy
- Family/friends togetherness
- Many trails keep it fresh for return visits