TreeRunner Adventure Park OU Review

TreeRunner Adventure Park OU – The first glimpses and details about the NEW TreeRunner Adventure Park at Oakland University are starting to filter out. TreeRunner OU is already booking dates BY RESERVATION ONLY for this summer and fall on their website.

I recently tried out the TreeRunner Adventure Park OU with my daughter and her best friend. We weren’t shy for a big challenge so we opted for the second from the hardest course. It was definitely challenging! Not only was it higher up from the ground, but the obstacles were more difficult than the lower levels. We had a great time working our way through each and then feeling a sense of accomplishment as we completed an obstacle. The staff was great…they would call out from below and ask if we wanted any helpful tips. These were quite welcomed when we were stumped, and really helped out! We also appreciated the water cooler stations. The course at OU is beautifully nestled in the forest on the Adams side. It’s a great location and a fun challenge!


The new park features 60 obstacles and zip-lines and 5 different courses to explore with varying degrees of difficulty. Courses are designed for “suitable” challenges for kids (ages 7+), teens, and adults. Their highest platform to climb comes in at nearly 38 feet and provides an awesome view of the course below. The dense forests on the campus of OU make this location ideal.

The TreeRunner OU facebook page has been providing some great preview pics of the park. Pics below are courtesy of TreeRunner OU (with permission).

TreeRunner Adventure Park OU Pics

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No experience required! There is some training involved, but the end result is lots of adventure. Each climber selects a course at their comfort level and then navigates through it by moving from tree platform to tree platform. The courses include zip lines as well. Climbers move at their own pace and each course requires anywhere from approximately 15 – 30 minutes to complete. A climbing ticket entitles the visitor to unlimited climbs during a three-hour period so you can try out as many courses as you can complete. Park staff members are on-site and available for assistance or questions.

TreeRunner OU Pricing for 2019

Ages 7-11 – $43
Adults / Kids Ages 12+ – $48

NOTE – Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. In addition, the park also sells “last call” tickets for discounted prices for climbers who stay less than 3 hours.

Furthermore, like TreeRunner West Bloomfield, the Oakland University will offer birthday parties, group discounts, school outings, corporate outings and more.

TreeRunner Adventure Park OU
7553 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester, MI
Corner of Walton & Adams (Oakland University Campus)
Rochester, MI

TreeRunner OU Hours (Summer General Admission, Subject to Change)
Mondays – By reservation for group reservations only
Tuesdays through Thursdays – 9a to 10p
Fridays and Saturdays – 9a to 11p
Sundays – 9a to 8p

For more info on TreeRunner Adventure Park OU, visit

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