Treetop Adventure & Zip Line

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

Experience the Forest Preserves from high in the forest canopy on the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course.

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Closures

The Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course is open with modified operations and limited capacity. Visit the Go Ape website for more information.

Learn more about COVID-19 cancellations and closures.

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 April 1 to November 30 each year.

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

Go Ape Rates
Course / AgePrice
Adventure Course / Adult (16+)$59
Adventure Course / Child (10-15)$39
Journey Course / All Ages$29

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
Treetop Adventure Course Rates
Adult (16+)$58
Child (10-15)$38

Treetop Journey Course

Go Ape’s Treetop Journey Course 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.

Treetop Journey Course Rates
All Ages$28