Zipline & Adventure Park

a person climbing a net on the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Course in Bemis Woods

Experience the Forest Preserves from new heights at the Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park.

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Location, Hours & Pricing

Bemis Woods-South
Ogden Ave, west of Wolf Rd
Cook County, IL 60558 (view web map of Bemis Woods-South)
(near Western Springs)

The season runs from approximately March to November each year.

Call Go Ape at 800-971-8271 or visit for exact opening dates and to view available time slots.

Treetop Adventure Course

The seven-acre course, built and operated by Go Ape, offers guests a unique two to three-hour trek through the forest canopy. The course includes:

  • 5 zip lines for a total of 2,837 feet of exhilaration
  • A “double Tarzan swing” that allows 2 participants to simultaneously swing from 30 feet and safely land in a cargo net
  • A series of rope ladders and bridges, spider’s webs and trapezes
  • 40 obstacles situated 40+ feet up in the forest canopy
Adult (16+)$64.95
Child (10-15)$53.95

Treetop Journey Course

Go Ape’s Treetop Journey Course (all ages) is a fun-filled experience of tree-to-tree crossings, including more than 18 obstacles and two zip lines 20 feet above the ground. It takes approximately one hour to complete.

PriceStandalone Zipline

a person throwing an axe at the Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park

Axe Throwing Range

Outdoor Axe Throwing (ages 16+) provides the satisfaction of sticking an axe in the target, while in the beautiful surroundings of the Forest Preserves. Technique is more important than strength, and during the session, you will have the opportunity to compete with your friends. Ready, set, throw!

PriceAdd-on to Course
30 minutes$9.9530 minutes$7.95
1 hour$19.951 hour$11.95

Treetop Nets

Go Ape Treetop Nets (ages 2+) is like a jungle gym in the trees! You’ll explore a variety of treehouses, bouncy nets and giant slides, all with a beautiful view of the forest preserve. Have fun playing around in the forest canopy during this unique experience.

PriceAdd-on to Course
30 minutes$11.9530 minutes$7.95
1 hour$19.951 hour$11.95
2 hours$24.952 hours$19.95