Louisville, Ky., – Louisville Metro Parks and Go Ape are teaming up once again to open up the Go Ape Jefferson Memorial Forest treetop adventure course this weekend, March 19, 2016.
Go Ape’s first treetop adventure course (zip lines, obstacles and more!) in Kentucky is just minutes from downtown Louisville in Jefferson Memorial Forest. Jefferson Memorial Forest is a woodland tribute to area veterans and a treasure to all who visit. Designated as an Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, the forest has approximately 6,500 acres of steep slopes covered with mature, second growth hardwood trees, and is the largest municipal urban forest in the United States.
More than just a canopy tour, the Go Ape Jefferson Memorial Forest course is made up of numerous rope ladders, 39 exciting crossings to include the Log Swing, Wobbly Ladder, Japanese Bridge, Plank Crossing, Yamazoe Steps, 2 Tarzan swings and 5 zip lines. Overall, there are 5 individual sections within the course, each section taking you higher into the forest canopy and finishing with a zip line more exciting than the previous one!
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Spend a day at Jefferson Memorial Forest to enjoy all the park has to offer. Before or after your Go Ape adventure, check out the park’s 5.5 acre fishing lake at Tom Wallace Lake. From Tom Wallace Lake there is access to 35 miles of hiking, equestrian, and wheel-chair accessible trails as well as a children’s playground and picnic shelters. The Forest also has a Welcome Center for trail maps and hiking supplies, and the Horine Conference Center is available for rent for business retreats, meetings, and weddings. If you want to hang around for a day or two, you can even pitch a tent in the Forest’s campground which accommodates both families and groups.