If you have little adventure seekers in your crew, then head east to the city of Rocklin to check out the new adventure course that’s a guaranteed day of fun. Zip lines, rope swings, rock walls and more—this massive outdoor paradise is just waiting to welcome mini adrenaline junkies. We checked it out and have the full scoop below!
The city of Rocklin is just past Sacramento on Highway 80, about two hours from San Francisco. Quarry Park gets its name from the park’s history as a granite quarry, supplying granite to the California State Capitol Building. This 5 1/2-acre adventure park features activities for adults, teens and kids of all ages.
Thrill-seekers suit up in harnesses and undergo gear training at Ground School before they head to their choice of activities. At one end of the park is the large aerial adventure challenge course where guests traverse an obstacle course requiring concentration and balance. Different levels are available, head to the third story for the biggest challenges. The good news is this is a choose-your-own difficulty course with many options along the way and skilled guides to help you out if you get stuck.
In addition to some smaller zip lines on the challenge course, guests can race their friends on the Big Gun Zip Lines—a set of three zip lines that are each 1,200 feet in length. Taking you over the quarry to the start of the aerial adventure course, these zip lines are a definite kid favorite.
Perhaps the most heart-stopping of activities is the Cliff Hanger Free Fall. Jump from the rim of the quarry to the floor below, if you dare! The free fall device slows your decent and ups the excitement.
Rock climbers can test their skills on the wall near the aerial adventure course. This spot is great for the little ones as the minimum weight is 40 lbs. here. You can also clip on to the Via Ferrata and make your way along the walls of the quarry horizontally.
Quarry Kidz Kove
Don’t worry, the younger set isn’t left out of all the adventures at Quarry Park. Head to Kidz Kove where they can literally spend hours climbing rope bridges, swinging on zip line seats and pretending they are spiders on a massive web.
Parents can plant themselves at a shady picnic table and relax as the kids tire themselves out. You can even reserve a table for your next birthday party or school soiree. This fully-enclosed area does not require kids to wear harnesses or helmets.
Just past the climbing structure is the Miners’ Maze. Wind your way through to see if you can make it to the center before you encounter one of the boulders.
Quinn Quarry Lake
Right next to the climbing structure is a small lake with calm waters. Take out a pedal boat when you need a bit of a break from the action. A parent is required to ride along with kids.
Quarry Park Adventures is open for the season on a daily basis. Start times are available in 15-minute increments and the number of adventurers is limited per time period so there’s aren’t a ton of people on the course at one time.
They have free lockers for you to use while you are on the course and often there is a food truck or snow cone truck there for purchasing snacks. You must weigh between 70-250 lbs. to do the zipline and other activities in the quarry, except the rock climbing which has a minimum weight of 40 lbs.
All Access: $44.99/4 hours, $29.99/2 hours
Single ride: $9.99
Rock climb ticket: $9.99/hour (40-250 lbs)
Quarry Kids Kove: $9.99/hour for kids ages 3-13.
Kidz Adventure Package: $18.99/2 hours includes Quarry Kids Kove and rock climbing
5255 Pacific Street
—photos and story by Kate Loweth