Salem Ropes is a step outside the ordinary, it is a time of team-building and strengthening of relationships through a shared experience. The Salem Ropes Course works with diverse groups in the community such as middle schools, high schools, colleges, businesses, churches, sports teams, and families. Any group can schedule our program. Our course offers opportunities for groups to learn about and develop: cooperation, trust, perseverance, communication, leadership, and creativity.

If you would like to join us on the course, our trained facilitators will tailor a program to work toward achieving the goals you set for your team. They will select from 12 high elements, even more low elements, and countless initiatives in order to provide you with an effective and memorable experience. Using many different exciting elements, our ropes course can accommodate the specific needs of any group with participants who want to have fun and who are committed to stepping out beyond their normal comfort zones. We can also bring initiatives to you! With a wide assortment of teaching initiatives, Salem Ropes can meet you where you are. Teaching with our portable initiatives can be done either indoors or outdoors year-round.

For Scheduling call Salem Ropes at 503.949.9787 or fill out the form above.

Hours and Pricing

Operating Hours

  • April through October

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays– 10:00am – 5:00pm

  • Wednesday, Friday, Saturday– 8:30am – 5:00pm

  • Sunday  — Closed


$500person/ hour

On Course


Only Highs


Important Forms and Downloads for Participants

Before You Come

Pay your Deposit
Post Scheduling Questionaire
Participant Release Form
What to Know Before You Come

After Your Session

Feedback from your Experience
Make a Payment

Frequently Asked Questions

We are open Monday through Saturday  from March through October. Our hours are: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10:00am – 5:00pm and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm.

The ropes course is designed for teams and groups. Groups must have a minimum of 8 people and be on the course for a minimum of 2 hours. You must schedule in advance to come on the course.

Yes! Your group needs to be a minimum of 8 people and at least 2 hours

Please call us at 503.949.9787 or email to schedule a time for your group.

Costs vary depending on the size of your group, how long you will be here, and what type of elements you would like to do. Typically we charge on a per person per hour basis.

If it is raining or rain is forecast for the day, you should wear or bring some rain gear. If it is hot and sunny, you will want shorts (mid thigh please) and a light shirt. Please wear closed-toe athletic shoes. Sandals or flip-flops will make it difficult or impossible to participate on some elements.

You will be climbing, swinging, sliding, crawling, and doing other physical activities. Excessively tight or formal clothes are not recommended. There is a high possibility you or your clothes could get dirt, sap, sweat, etc. on them, so don’t bring anything that you can’t get dirty.

Yes! Our ropes course is in the forest. Although we try to make water available on the course, you need to have your own bottle to fill up. Keep in mind you will be doing physically tiring elements – you will probably get warm and thirsty.

The ropes course is actually a combination of 12 high elements, 14 low elements, and numerous portable activities. To complete every element would take multiple days. Our ropes course staff work with your group to determine what your goals are. We tailor your experience to achieve your desired outcomes. Typically groups can do one or two elements per hour.

A high element is anything that requires the participant to wear a harness and be tied to a rope. We have more than 12 high elements that range anywhere from 15 to 93 feet off the ground!

A low element is an activity that does not require a safety harness. An example would be our obstacle course, which is approximately a foot off of the ground.

Yes! We have portable initiatives and activities that use the same team-building principles and teach the same lessons. Please contact us for availability.

Yes! We work with groups of all ages and abilities, from 8 year olds to the Salem SWAT team. Our staff and course is extremely adaptable and we can make it as challenging or as easy as it needs to be. Obviously, the goal is to have fun and learn something at the same time. The online questionnaire each group fills out helps us tailor your ropes course experience to your group needs and goals.

Someone can come with you on the course to watch or take pictures without any cost. It is important that they are able to follow safety instructions and not be a distraction to the group.