Comfortable, active clothing is recommended for your time in the air. Each guest will be moving around the course in a full-body harness. This means that guests will want to wear pants or longer shorts and full coverage shirts to ensure the most comfort while in the full-body harness. (You will be very active while in the air and you will want to wear the kind of clothing that will allow you to move with the most comfort and coverage possible.)
We do require closed toed shoes. This means no sandals or slip-ons. Jewelry and loose items are not allowed on the course. We also ask that long hair is secured in pony-tails. For more info visit our Prepare For The Air page.
Keep in mind that all activities are outdoors and that while in the air you will be exposed to whatever weather we happen to be experiencing that day.
Seattlites are familiar with ever-changing weather conditions and High Trek Adventures will be ready for these changing elements. We will postpone or suspend aerial operations when lightning and high winds are in play. When it comes to rain, the High Trek Adventures staff will make the call on canceling operations. Guests should come prepared to play in the air – even in the rain.
If aerial operations are cancelled by High Trek Adventures staff due to inclement weather (high winds, heavy rains, threat of lightning, etc.), rain vouchers will be given to guests who have purchased tickets. We can also work with you to reschedule your activities.
Hours are subject to change due to weather and special events. Our estimated season runs March through November. Please visit our Hours and Events Calendar for specific hours.
We have canned soft-drinks, bottled water, Vitamin Water, and other drinks available for purchase from our drink cooler. As far as snacks go, we have a selection of energy bars, chips, candy, and other local provisions to keep your energy level high.
Pets are allowed on the grounds around the park if they are on a leash.
Yes we do have certain limitations on age and weight. All of these limitations are in place to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Kids, ages 4 and up, can explore our Cadet's Course.
Juniors, ages 7 to 10 years, can bump up their exploration to the Captains Course as long as they are accompanied on the course by a responsible adult to assist them with transitions at each platform. They can also experience the ziplines as long as they are riding with an adult or young adult.
Adults and Young Adults, ages 11 and up, are encouraged to experience the Captain's Course on their own. Typically this age group is able to reach all belay cables on their own as they navigate and explore the course's three levels of elements.
We do not have any restrictions on height for exploring the Cadet's Course or the Captain's Course. Our Cadet's Course is designed to accommodate the average heights of kids, ages 4 and up. Likewise, the Captain's Course design accommodates typical heights for guests 11 years and up.
Our Junior ticket requires an adult to accompany our 7-10 year olds to help those Juniors move through the course if they are not quite able to reach the belay cables.
Our maximum acceptable weight is 265 lbs. (120 kg) to participate on the Cadet's Course, the Captain's Course, or the Ziplines.
Yes, your child can explore High Trek Adventures Aerial Park without you if you (or they) want an individual experience.
The Cadet's Course, for ages 4+, allows kids to explore the course by themselves as long as they can reach the cables and as long as a responsible adult is present on the ground at HTA's basecamp. Adults* are also welcome to join their young ones in the Cadet's Course for a joint experience with the purchase of another Cadet's Course ticket. (*This will require some squatting and crawling for the adult as the course is designed for the smaller ones.)
Children who are 7 to 10 years old and want to journey into the Captain's Course must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the course at all times. This joint effort means the experience will be shared as the junior and the adult explore and make decisions together. The adult will be assisting the junior with equipment transitions in the air. Children ages 11+ can explore the Captain's Course on their own.
Children under 14 are required to have parent/guardian supervision on the premisis during their visit.
Your cameras and phones are definitely encouraged for use from the ground, our basecamp observation deck and surrounding green space, but are not to be used in the air. In fact, your pockets must be emptied before you harness up and start ground school. This policy is in place for the safety of all those on the ground. If you have a GoPro chest mount or helmet mount, you will be allowed to take your GoPro on the course and ziplines. We also have some helmets that have GoPro mounts on them that you are welcome to use.
We also have available GoPro's for you to rent during your visit. The rental of the camera includes a 16Gb thumb drive with all of your video footage from your visit. The rental fee is $30 for a 2 hour session. See the sales office for rental availability.
We will provide you with leading technology for the aerial world. For an experience on our course, you will be given a helmet, a full body harness, and a set of smart belay personal safety tethers. These items will be used to keep you connected to the course at all times.
No experience with this type of gear is necessary for admission into High Trek Adventures. If you are going to be a participant on our course, our staff will provide a course orientation to each of you each time you visit. This course orientation, or "Ground School", will instruct you on how to wear and use each piece of equipment before you go up on the course.
We will be providing you industry-leading equipment for your participate in this unique aerial environment. Save your climbing harnesses for your climbing adventures on real rock and gym routes.
High Trek Adventures offers all levels of difficulty including beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
There are 3 levels to explore on our Captain's Course and each is color coded similar to that of ski resorts. Our beginner level is color coded green, our intermediate level is color coded blue, and our highest level is color coded black. The higher one climbs, the harder the aerial elements become.
There is 1 level to explore on our Cadet's Course and it is color coded yellow. It is geared towards children ages 4 and up and is a perfect entryway into the vertical world for those feeling nervous at height.
Yes! Your friends and family can watch others find their way through our aerial park by strolling through our park on the ground. Our location is open to the public and is free for on-lookers. We want everyone to see the fun and challenges that await those who enter our aerial park. We will also have some adirondack chairs and other seating below the course for you to watch your friends and family in comfort.