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Ropes

Experience cargo nets, obstacles, suspended platforms and rope bridges as you traverse through the forest and over the rapids.

A ropes course is an activity that is built into the trees or made of utility poles that incorporates traversing obstacles of varying difficulty. Participants wear harnesses and are attached to safety lines throughout the activity.

 

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Qualifiers

Adventure Course

Beginner course with a series of platforms, obstacles and cargo net features.
Difficulty:
Age: 45 to 275 pounds

Canyon Spur

The most physically demanding of all ropes courses at the Whitewater Center with pull-ups and tight rope elements built into the course.
Difficulty:
Age: 45 to 275 pounds

Ridge Traverse

Choose your own adventure with Ridge Traverse. Move between nearly 20 platforms with both beginner and intermediate options.
Difficulty:
Age: 45 to 275 pounds

Ridge Course

Beginner course with a series of platforms, obstacles and cargo net features.
Difficulty:
Age: 45 to 275 pounds

Ridge Challenge

Beginner course with a series of platforms, obstacles and cargo net features.
Difficulty:
Age: 5 years old

River Course

Multiple rope elements located above the rapids of the Wilderness Channel.
Difficulty:
Age: 45 to 275 pounds

Triple Track

Navigate 15 platforms and multiple elevations within Hawk Island.
Difficulty:
Age: 45 to 275 pounds

Obstacle Challenge

Low ropes elements suitable for all experience levels with cargo nets, rope climbs and wall traverses.
Difficulty:
Age: 5 years old

Pass Options

  • All Access Pass (Day Pass, Two-day Pass, Annual Pass)

What to Wear

Shoes

Secured, closed toe shoes are required.

Clothing

Guests must be wearing a shirt with their midriff covered and shorts or pants. Skirts and dresses are not permitted.

Gear

The USNWC will provide all necessary technical equipment for the experience.

Where To Check In

Adventure Course, River Course and Triple Track: Hawk Island

Canyon Spur, Ridge Traverse, Ridge Course, and Ridge Challenge: Ridge/Canyon

Obstacle Challenge: North Main Trailhead

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FAQ

How many ropes courses does the Whitewater Center have?

The Whitewater Center has seven individual ropes course activities. Ridge Traverse and Triple Track have multiple course options while on the activity.

How difficult are ropes courses?

Ropes courses have varying levels of challenge, from beginner to difficult courses.

How long do the ropes courses take?

Times will vary in how long it takes to get through a ropes course, due to the course’s different lengths and the individual ability of the participants.