Extreme Sports in the Tennessee Smokies


Thrill Seekers Love the Tennessee Smokies


Photo Credit: Adventure Park Ziplines

Photo Credit: Adventure Park Ziplines


There are some great activities to try while in the Tennessee Smokies. Lots of shows in Pigeon Forge, as well as Dollywood. Scenic day trips or shopping in Sevierville and Gatlinburg. But be sure to add some thrills to your Tennessee Smokies vacation. Here are some exciting activities for extreme sports lovers who come to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee


Which sports are considered “extreme?”

Extreme sports are activities that include a great deal of adventure and action. Sometimes there is even an element of danger involved. But that just adds to the allure. Extreme sports usually require a level of physical fitness or specialized ability. Technical gear that is related to the sport may be purchased by enthusiasts or rented by the occasional thrill-seeker.


Which Extreme Sports Are Available in the Tennessee Smokies?

 White Water Rafting

The Big Pigeon River has a dozen Class III and IV rapids for experienced white water rafters. There are numerous companies that offer rafting tours in the area.

CLICK HERE to read more about opportunities for this in the Tennessee Smokies.




Ziplining in the Tennessee Smokies is a great way to get an adrenaline rush and take in the amazing sights at the same time. Ziplines abound throughout Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, so you never have to go too far to enjoy the experience.


Indoor Skydiving

Photo Credit: Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

Photo Credit: Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

If you haven’t tried it yet, indoor skydiving gives you the opportunity to experience the thrill of jumping out of an airplane at 30,000 feet without having to get on a plane. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is a vertical wind tunnel that allows you to experience freefall while being only 6-12 feet off the ground. Packages include training, gear rental and time in the wind tunnel with your instructor. Professional skydivers use facilities like this to train. The primary requirements are that you are in good health and between 40 and 230 pounds.


Don’t Forget Safety!

The good news is that these extreme sports offer all of the excitement while taking visitor safety into consideration. However, you should always check with the facility you are going to being joining up with to ensure it has a good safety rating and plenty of precautions in place such as life jackets, harnesses, and helmets, depending on your sport.


Here are some great businesses that are ready to give you the thrill of adventure:


White Water Rafting:


Big Creek Expeditions
3541 Hartford Road, Hartford TN • 877-642-7238 • Website

Outdoor Adventure Rafting
3635 Trail Hollow Road, Hartford TN • 866-333-7238 • Website

USA Raft
3630 Hartford Road, Hartford TN • 423-487-4303 • Website




Adventure Park Ziplines at Five Oaks
1628 Parkway Sevierville, TN • 877-539-8552 • Website

155 Branam Hollow Road, Gatlinburg, TN • 865-325-8116 • Website

Tree Tops Ropes Course
1620 Parkway, Sevierville, TN • 877-351-4278 • Website


Other Adventures


Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
3106 Parkway, Pigeon Forge TN • 877-293-0639 • Website

Ober Gatlinburg
1001 Parkway, Suite 2, Gatlinburg TN • 865-436-5423 • Website



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