While you and your family may not have come down with Coronvirus but chances are great that you are suffering from cabin fever right about now. Now that Washington State is s-l-o-w-l-y re-opening, new oppertunities await at High Trek Adventures in Everett. The spot is not only home to one of the most challenging ropes courses, but now it also features a mini golf course, axe throwing and high-tech laser tag – plus more to come.
Social Distanced Adventure
Until the state gets the “all clear” there are limited availabilities at High Trek Adventures to about a third of their normal capacity, so we recommend that you book your spot ahead of time. All 50 of the platforms on the course sit 50 feet apart from each other, so this provides a natural way to distance yourself from others. Even so, High Trek Adventures has implemented some new policies and procedures to ensure your safety and health. Anyone that is not social distancing will be asked to leave the park without a refund. This will be strictly enforced. Here’s what to expect:
- Reservations and the online waiver must be completed ahead of time while you are still at home.
- Each guest will be screened when you arrive on site. As long as you honestly say that you haven’t been in close contact with someone with a case of COVID-19 within the last two weeks, haven’t had a fever in 72 hours, are not experiecing any new respiratory symptoms or muscle aches and haven’t had a change in taste or smell, you should be good to go.
- Each household will be able to “gear up” at a safe distance away from others.
- Provided gloves are only be used once a day and then washed and sanatized for the next day.
- All equipment is getting disinfected after each use.
- Hand sanitizer stations are set up throughout the park.
- Bathrooms are not available to use at this time.
- No food or drinks are being sold on the premises right now, but you are encouraged to bring your own.
- All staff members will be wearing masks and encourage you to do the same. In fact, they are required during check-in and harnessing, but not while you are on the course.
Ropes Course and Ziplines
The Captains Course is set up for anyone age seven and up. This doesn’t mean that this course is any “kiddie park.” The course features three different levels with over 60 obstacle challengess and three ziplines. Believe us when we say the course is challenging. Even so, we’ve seen little kids master the area.
The Cadet’s Course is set up for kids ages four and up. This encompasses the first 10 challenge elements on the course and all hang about 15 feet above the ground. It also features a safety line that is lower and easy for younger children to reach. (Adults must be present on HTA property. Adults have the option to purchase a Cadet’s Course ticket to accompany their child through the course.)
One Hour: $40; 1.5 Hours: $45; Two hours: $50; Three Hours: $60; Cadet Course: $22 (one hour)
Tactical Laser Tag
According to the staff, Tactical Laser Tag does not have the same limitations as the traditional indoor space alien style of laser tag with the black lights and glowing backpacks. Instead, they feature high tech equipment with laser guns that can play outside in broad daylight with ranges up to 600 feet! “Our equipment is simply the most advanced system on the market today, fulfilling the High Trek objective to always invest in the best technology in recreational entertainment.”
Four-Person Group: $100; Six-Person Group: $132; Eight-Person Group: $160
30-Minutes: $15; 60-Minutes: $25; 90-Minutes: $30
Axe Throwing Pricing
Whether you want to channel your inner lumberjack or try out a fun and competitive hobby, axe throwing is a unique sport that’s easy to learn. “It’s kinda like throwing darts, but with axes!” says High Trek. ) Everything is designed with your safety and fun in mind. The lanes are totally enclosed and all have lane dividers to protect other throwers who may be retrieving their axe. The 14″ hatchets are supplied by High Trek. Waivered minors between 12-17 all allowed with adult supervision. In addition, there is a lot of room around the lanes for spectators to observe and provide encouragement to the throwers.
Instuctors are put in place to teach and facilitate your experience the entire time you’re there. You can particiapate on your or with a friend or two and joing another group who are playing or you can reserve your own lane.
Axe Throwing Prices
Share a Lane: $25/hour (groups up to 5 people can share a lane with another group); Rent a Private Lane: $80/hour; Large Group Rental: $75/hour
While this course features a lot less bells and whistles that you can find at other courses, it is still fun, makes a great alternative for young ones who decide that they are too scared to do the ropes course and a great add-on activity once everyone is done on the ropes course. In fact, the cost for 18 holes is just $5 per person if you already doing the ropes course.
Mini Golf Prices
Standard Admission: $8 (ages 11 and up); Junior Admission: $5 (ages 7-10)
High Trek Summer Camp
Many overnight and indoor camps are canceling their offerings this year, but High Trek Adventures is excited to make Summer 2020 a great one. They’ve taken all the necessary precautions and created camps that are made up of small groups of five or less kids, minimizing the risk and reducing the exposure that comes from large gatherings. With a counselor as your child’s guide, they will try thrilling aerial challenges that will help them grow confidence. Other popular camp activities include our tactical laser tag, mini-golf, ground games, and various small group team-building activities.
- Single or multi-day options beginning June 16.
- Small group size of five or less to reduce exposure.
- Activities Include: ropes course, zipline, laser tag, mini-golf, STEM activities, and more.
New Adventures Coming in 2020
High Trek will soon be adding a Low Ropes Course with two ziplines, an additional six new Low Rope elements for greater team building actitivities and Pig-Pin. For this, think football combined with bowling. Rather than rolling a bowling ball, you will be using the ancient art of throwing the pigskin (football) to knock the pins over.
High Trek Adventures is open rain or shine but could close on a moment’s notice if the weather turns especially nasty. For those trying out the Ropes Course, please arrive 30 minutes prior to your climb time to allow for office check-in, gear up and training.
High Trek Adventures is located at 11928 Beverly Park Rd, Everett, WA 98203
For More Info: 425-382-2966 / hightrekeverett.com.
(Images by the author and High Trek Adventures)
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