Play in the Trees at TimberTrek at Adventures on the GorgeFebruary 29, 2012
The area’s newest New River Gorge adventure will be just a stone’s throw from the New River Gorge Bridge. TimberTrek Adventure Park at Adventures on the Gorge is a supervised aerial escapade, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.
What Is TimberTrek?
Situated on 4 wooded acres at the resort, TimberTrek is a conglomerate of 5 aerial ropes courses that combine a series of 60 different challenging elements. The 5 courses vary in difficulty, from very easy (the yellow course) to extremely challenging (the black course). It uses the elements of wood, rope and cables to form bridges, swings, ladders and zip lines. These obstacles require balance agility, strength, and focus; each level of the course will challenge users more than the last.
The courses increase in height as they increase in difficulty. At the highest point you’ll be 50 feet off the forest floor. Professional staff will be located throughout the course for help, but TimberTrek is a self guided adventure that allows users to progress at their own pace.
How Does TimberTrek Work? Who Can TimberTrek?
A short safety orientation on how to use the equipment and the rules of the park is followed by gearing up for your adventure. Guests wear a harness, which has a double lanyard system for safety.
Trips last about 3 hours, and you can do as many courses as you are able to in that time frame. You must be able to fit in the specially designed harness, and for safety reasons, 265 pounds is the upper weight limit. The yellow course can accommodate kids as young as 7, but adult supervision will be required for anyone under the age of 14.
There are a few rules about loose hair and clothing, phones, shoes, and behavior. Gear up correctly and you are guaranteed to have a blast.
When Can You TimberTrek?
TimberTrek is set to open in April and will remain open through Thanksgiving. Trips will begin around 8am and go until almost dark. Reservations are encouraged; groups of up to 40 can be handled fairly easily. The park will be open rain or shine, and only high winds, lightning or ice will cause a cancellation of a trip.
TimberTrek is just the third aerial adventure park of it’s kind in the United States, so it will be a unique experience for most folks.
Are you ready to TimberTrek?