Treetop Adventure Course

CLOSED Sunday, September 24 Due to Weather

Open Weekends Only

Reservations now open. Non-refundable Deposit Required. Tickets can also be purchased at the window.

Please note Treetop Adventure is not part of Zoo Admission.


10am -4pm


Reservations now available

Built right next to the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, the New And Expanded Essex County TreeTop Adventure Course is a world-class aerial obstacle course.  Our Adult Courses (approx. 35ft in height) offer 30 unique challenge elements with an average run time of 1 to 1.5 hours.  Our Junior Courses (approx. 10ft in height) offer 15 unique challenge elements with an average run time of 30 to 45 minutes.  Parents/Guardians may join their children on the Junior Course for the same fee.  The redesigned Zip Line measures over a football field in length and stands at approximately 40 feet.

Reservations for the Courses are highly suggested for guaranteed admission, but not required. Walk-ups are welcomed, but limited, due to availability on the day of your visit. Please note, the Zip Line does not require a reservation – if you wish to add the Zip Line to your Courses, please advise the cashier when you arrive for your reservation.



Online Reservations are highly encouraged and guarantee your spot. You cannot call to make a reservation. You can try for a walk-up slot. Walk-ups without reservations cannot be guaranteed admission. Walk-ups are taken on a first come, first served basis, after all reservations are accommodated if there is still availability.


Aerial Obstacle Course, Zip Line


Open weekends Only


Click to see Zoo Map

You DO NOT need to enter or pay for The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in order to participate at the TreeTop Adventure Course.

Please follow the directional signage in the parking lot to access the walkway to the facility.

Rules & Regulations

In order to experience the Essex County TreeTop Adventure Course, the following physical requirements must be met:

Junior Course:
Min Age – 6 years old
Min Height – 48 in.
Max Weight – 250 lbs

Adult Course:
Min Height – 54 in.
Max Weight – 250 lbs

Zip Line:
Min Age – 6 years old
Min Weight – 80 lbs
Max Weight – 250 lbs

*Weight requirements subject to change depending on weather*

Tickets and event/class reservations purchased through are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable.

All participants must have a completed and signed Participant Agreement Form.  Participant Agreement Forms can be printed via the link below. We strongly request you print them out and complete them before your arrival. Reservations can be made via the link at the bottom of the page.


Required Attire & Footwear

Please remember the physical nature of the adventure.

Only guests who are wearing athletic sneakers will be allowed to participate. No sandals, flip flops, Toms, Crocs, Uggs, slip-ons, heeled boots, leather dress shoes or other footwear not intended for physical & athletic outdoor use will be permitted on the course (at the discretion of the course Supervisors).

Harness equipment must be worn as the exterior most clothing layer and be visible to staff. Clothing that a harness will not safely fit over will not be permitted on the course. Our expert adventure guides recommend that you bring a pair of slip resistant gloves (none are sold on premises).

We are unable to store any personal belongings so please keep that in mind when preparing for your adventure. Any purses, backpacks or satchels must be unobtrusive and sit comfortably above your waist if you want to bring them on the course.


Adult Course


Junior Course


Zip Line


Adult Course + Zip Line


Junior Course + Zip Line


Prices are per person

Refund Policy

Once the adventure is paid for, there will be no refunds for any reason. If you are asked to leave the course by staff or if you retire from the activity, there will be no refunds. In the case of an event cancellation, Essex County Treetop Adventure shall use reasonable efforts to ensure you receive a prompt refund of the face value of your purchase. Please contact us for information regarding receiving your refund. If an event is modified, moved or rescheduled, Essex County Treetop Adventure reserves the right to set refund limitations. When a refund is available, it will be processed back to the original card used to purchase. Essex County Treetop Adventure provides no refunds due to inclement weather.


We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. Reservations are forfeited 30 minutes after their start time. If there are course wait times, reservations will be accommodated as soon as possible.

We do accept day of walk-ups however, walk-ups without reservations cannot be guaranteed admission. Walk-ups are taken on a first come, first served basis, after all reservations are accommodated if there is still availability.

Please call 973-731-5800 ext. 279 for reservation changes and cancellations. For general Treetop Adventure questions, call 973-731-5800 ext. 0.

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Terms and Conditions

You will be charged a $10 per person deposit for your reservation. Remaining balance must be settled upon arrival. Admission is for one trip per purchase. All participants must have a completed and signed Participant Agreement Form.

Essex County Treetop Adventure Course reserves the right to refuse admission if you are not wearing the required attire and footwear (see subsequent section). Essex County Treetop Adventure Course reserves the right to refuse admission to or order off the course anyone who disregards the safety rules or who appears to our staff to be unable to complete the course.  Pregnant women or persons with heart conditions are expressly prohibited from going on the course.  Anyone who has been drinking alcoholic beverages or taking medications or other substances that may affect her/his ability to perform on the course is prohibited from participating.

Turtle Back Zoo

ZOO OPEN Daily 10am -4pm | Paddle Boats, Mini Golf & Treetop Adventure CLOSED on Sunday, September 24th Due to Weather | Turtle Back on Tap POSTPONED. New date to be announced shortly..CLICK HERE for more Visitor Information