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Go Ape Plano: 8 Tips to Enjoy a Treetop Trek for Thrill-Seekers

Zip lining and Treetop Adventures in Plano

If you have just moved here or have lived here all your life, and haven’t heard about the Ropes and Zipline course we have on our doorstep, at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano, TX, read on.

We are going to let you into the awesomeness of Go Ape Plano!

Location: 5901 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, TX at Oak Point Nature Preserve.

More: 10+ of the Most Fun Things to Do in Dallas with Kids

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What is Go Ape Plano?

Being adventurous outdoors is a great family activity, to get kids (and you) away from Digital Screens and into nature again.

We do not have to travel far – just try searching on Google “Zip lining near me”.

Within Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, you’ll find Go Ape Treetop Adventure.

You can spend hours navigating each part of the course, which features high ropes, ziplines, climbing, and swinging.

If you and your older kids are adrenaline junkies, you can swing through the Forest right here in DFW, within a short drive of your home.

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How much does Go Ape Plano cost?

Rates may vary, but at the time of publishing they are:

For the Full Go Ape Experience: 2-3 Hours: Adults (and Young Adults 16-17 years) are $64.95, Kids are $59.95 (10-15 years)

For the Treetop Discovery, the price is $44.95 per person.

There is also a shorter experience called the “Treetop Discovery” of 60-90 minutes which has some long ziplines and tree-to-tree crossings available on select days towards the end of the day.

(Sidenote: We tried the Treetop discovery where you get 3 courses to try. Once you’ve moved on from each one, you cannot go back and we managed to get through all of them in only 45 minutes. The safety briefing took between 20-30 minutes, and so we didn’t have much time left over. For the price, you can get more time on other similar courses, like the Trinity Treetops Adventure Park in South Dallas).

A 2-3 hour adventure would be the better option for you for a little additional cost with full access to the course with 28-foot-high tree-to-tree crossings, super long zip lines, and heart-stopping Tarzan swings.

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Why We Love to Go Ape Plano

Spend a whole morning or afternoon here and you’ll get to find your balance, crossing bridges, being among nature, and getting views up to 30 feet in the air of the Oak Point Nature Preserve and you can zip line over Rowlett Creek. 

No need to worry if you have a fear of heights. You have a few obstacles to build confidence before getting to the zip line, over an area of about 800 acres. 

More than just a canopy tour, the Go Ape course has numerous rope ladders and 39 exciting crossings; including the Pirates Crossing, Fisherman’s Trap, Bosun’s Chair, 2 Tarzan swings, and 5 zip lines. 

As you move through the course sections, you get higher and higher up into the canopy.

Our Tips to Enjoy Go Ape Plano

  • Wear close-toed shoes or supportive boots and active wear
  • Pull hair back and bring some gardening gloves to wear
  • You don’t need to carry water. Go Ape has water stations throughout the course. Be sure to hydrate though before you start.
  • Bring some gloves with you! You can purchase them from Go Ape Plano if you forget.
  • Plan to spend 2-3 hours there. They’ll give you a safety briefing before you begin and you’ll be fully equipped with safety harnesses.
  • It is covered by the forest tree tops so it’s very shady and cooler than some outdoor spaces in this Texas heat.
  • Make use of the selfie stations to capture your family fun all together!
  • Bring a phone lanyard holder so it doesn’t drop out of your pocket

Age Limit and Cost for Go Ape Plano

The minimum age is 10 years old, minimum height of 55 inches or 4′ 7″ and Kids aged 10-15 must be supervised by one participating adult of 18+ – you must be on the course with them.

16-17-year-olds need a waiver by a legal guardian or adult to be signed for their participation in Go Ape Plano.

Check out other Fun Places to Take Older Kids to Play in Collin County

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Why the Oak Point Nature Preserve is a great location for Go Ape Plano

Oak Point Nature Preserve is beautiful. It has a creek river going through the reserve park, has many trails for nature walks or to run over on a zip line. It also has a serene and peaceful pond where you can sit and peacefully watch the world go by.

It also has a nature building to learn about the trees and flowers outside and to rent kayaks and chat with the staff about the reserve.

Why not enjoy a Scavenger Hunt as a Family Team too?

Go on a Scavenger Hunt!

It’s time for an Adventure with our Scavenger Hunt.

Great for Kids and the whole family to spend hours at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano, TX.

Can you solve the Mystery Phrase and come out victorious at the end?!