Have you ever dreamed of being that “daring young man on the flying trapeze. He’d fly through the air with the greatest of ease?” Or do you have children who were born daredevils and want to climb through the tree tops? If so, then take a day trip to Tahoe City and visit the Granlibakken Tree Top Adventure Park. This park is not for those who have a fear of heights. It is for thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. Considered an Aerial Adventure Park, the Granlibakken has a series of courses that are linked together by a variety of ropes courses, bridges, tree platforms and zip lines. Each course is hovering in the air, anywhere from 15 to 50 feet amongst the beautiful Tahoe Treetops.
Each course is designated for a beginner, intermediate and even black diamond challenges. You and your family will be challenged both mentally and physically at this adventure park. Whether you choose to do the Flying Squirrel or Monkey course, you are sure to test your limits at some point. My daughter (who is a thrill-seeker) spent the day at Granlibakken with her Girl Scout troop. They spent 2.5 hours zipping through the trees and climbing through the ropes on the Flying Squirrel course. This course is designed for anyone ages 5 and over. By the time the day was done, she was begging to go back and test her skills on the Fuzzy Bunny and Twins courses (which are much more advanced… and a little scary for a mom who has a fear of heights!) Luckily, the adventure park put my fears to ease when I was educated on the safety of the courses. Everyone who participates wears helmets and a full body harness. The harnesses are connected to a continuous belay system that is basically fall-proof and kept my sweet little girl swinging through the trees! Adventure admission starts at $40 and the session lasts for 2.5 hours. The Treetop Adventure Park is open year round: Rain, Snow or Shine! Located at 725 Granlibakken Road in Tahoe City, the drive is approximately 2 hours from downtown Sacramento, and well worth it! So, whether you are looking for an adventurous afternoon with your family and friends, or you want to have a team building event, this is a great place to be. You will be challenged, have fun, make some great memories and enjoy the beauty that Tahoe has to offer!