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Your Guide to Ziplining in the Tennessee Smokies
There are a number of adventures to be had when you visit the Tennessee Smokies region. Hike the natural terrain, make a splash whitewater rafting or soar through the treetops. Around Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, ziplining adventures await. These excursions are not only thrilling but they provide fantastic, panoramic views of the mountain ranges and dense forests.
Ziplining is the perfect way for adrenaline seekers to get a bird’s-eye view of the Smoky Mountains. Ziplining is perfect for all ages and skill levels as it requires no prior experience. Zipline companies have knowledgeable and trained staff that can answer any questions and provide a fun, thrilling and safe experience for the whole family.
Where to Zipline
Here are our favorite places to zipline in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.
Adventure Park Ziplines
Shopping at the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville? Take a break for some family-friendly fun at Adventure Park Ziplines. Take one of the zipline tours across their 70-acre nature park, offering beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains. The seven-line tour is 2,000-feet long, sending riders through the trees at up to 50 miles per hour. Adventure Park ziplines even has a six-line night tour.
There’s plenty to see and do at Anakeesta, Gatlinburg’s mountain theme park. Among the full list of activities at the 72-acre adventure park is the opportunity to zipline. Race your family and friends through the treetops on the Dueling Zipline Adventure. High above the forest floor, these ziplines offer a breathtaking view and an adrenaline rush. On the course are challenge stations where you’ll have to rappel off platforms.
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Climbworks Smoky Mountains
For a world-class zipline tour that the whole family will love, visit Climbworks Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg. The company offers two zipline tours—one through the mountains and the other through the treetops. Just across the street from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a Climbworks zipline tour is a great way to take in the views and become immersed in nature.
Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park
Zoom along the highest, fastest and longest zipline in the Smoky Mountains at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park. Named the “Goliath” this zipline tour sends riders 475 feet, at up to 55 miles per hour, through two mountains. This two-hour, five-zipline tour is sure to be memorable. Foxfire also has two waterfall canopy tours that are perfect for children or those looking for a less intimidating experience.
Ranked the number one zipline tour in Tennessee on Trip Advisor, Legacy Mountain offers a seven-line ziplining adventure. Conveniently located off the Pigeon Forge Parkway, Legacy Mountain is part of Dubby’s Attractions. Children as young as three can ride tandem with an adult along this fun adventure course.
What to Wear on a Zipline
It’s important to dress comfortably when you go ziplining. Wear fitted athletic attire or comfortable jeans, as you will be harnessed in. Keep in mind the time of year you plan on ziplining. Wear light-weight clothes in the hotter months and layers in the colder months. Closed-toe sneakers or athletic shoes are recommended for safety. It is best not to wear any jewelry, especially if it could slip off during the ride.