A trip to the Great Smoky Mountains is usually focused around time spent in the great outdoors. With gorgeous scenery and awesome weather throughout much of the year, it’s a great destination for those wanting to get away from the TV screens and off the couch for a bit. In Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountain Ziplines and Canopy Tours will get everyone in your group excited about taking a break from the cabin and getting back to nature.
Whether you’re traveling with kids, teens, or adults, you can be sure that a day at Smoky Mountain Ziplines will be a memorable one. A day at Smoky Mountain Ziplines means a day with fewer faces lit up by cell phone screens and more smiles and face-to-face conversations. It means more quality time with family and friends – and isn’t that what vacation is all about? Take the opportunity to get away from the stresses of everyday life and even the hustle and bustle of the Parkway. Get out among the trees, stretch your legs, and enjoy the fresh air! It’s also an opportunity to see the Smokies in a new and unique way. You won’t get views like this anywhere else!
When you’re planning a vacation to the Smoky Mountains, you’re probably keeping a budget in mind. Thankfully, Smoky Mountain Ziplines is thinking about your budget as well. As the largest course in Pigeon Forge (and getting bigger), they offer more bang for your buck. You’ll soar along exciting lines perfectly situated within the trees of the Great Smoky Mountains, and you’ll have experienced guides to keep you safe and make sure you have a great time.
Another great thing about the tour is that it requires almost no walking or hiking. The ziplines take you from platform to platform, and you don’t have to hike up the mountain to get started.
Before you start your zipline tour, your guides will take you to the gear room to get on your harness and gloves. You’ll learn how all your gear works from the knowledgeable guides that will make you feel comfortable before this new adventure!
After an exciting 6x6 all-terrain military truck ride up the mountain (hang on!), you’ll start out with the easiest zip line to get your feet wet. You’ll practice keeping yourself straight and braking before venturing onto the more challenging lines. Then get ready for exciting rides at up to 40 miles per hour. Each zip line is faster, higher, and longer than the last, so the excitement builds all during your trip.
Tickets & Packages
The 9-line Canopy Tour – their most popular – will take you zooming through the trees and includes all your gear, guides to get you ready, a 6x6 truck ride, and professional instruction all along the way. The 1 ½- to 2-hour tour is $80, but if you’re a Cabins For YOU guest, you’ll get $5 off your ticket price with your wristband! They also offer specials throughout the year, so give them a call at 865.429.9004 to get the best rate.
- 9-line tour: 1 ½ hours
- 14-line tour: 2 ½ hours
- Super Ziplines: 30 minutes
- Full Package: 3 hours
The large base-camp building at Smoky Mountain Ziplines can accommodate groups coming for canopy and zipline tours. With a large covered porch furnished with rocking chairs, benches, and tables, it offers a comfortable place to hang out before (and after) zipping through the trees.
Inside, find cozy couches and chairs, along with screens where you can see pictures of your adventures. The base camp has restrooms for before and after the tour, and there are also portable restrooms at the halfway point with disinfectant. You can grab a complimentary drink before the tour, and they’ll also provide drinks at the halfway point and after the tour is over.
The base camp also serves as the check-in and gift shop, so this is where you’ll sign your waivers and buy their high-quality t-shirts and other gear to take home. On your last zip line, a photographer will snap a photo of you flying through the trees. Your guide will give you a heads up so you can smile or strike a crazy pose, and then you can purchase photos or a CD of pictures to remember your trip by!
Located just 2 miles off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountain Ziplines is also really convenient to the other attractions, shops, and restaurants in the area. It’s great if you’re planning an action-packed day and want to hit as many attractions as possible.
Rules & Requirements
For the safety and comfort of guests, there are a few requirements for those wanting to ride at Smoky Mountain Ziplines. Children riding solo must be at least 8 years old, although those 5-7 years old and under 60lbs may be able to ride tandem with a guide. Both children and adults must be at least 60lbs and no more than 200lbs for women and 250lbs for men. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes to protect your feet, and they suggest wearing comfortable pants and a shirt. Before you head out onto the lines, be sure you’ve signed your waiver – then get ready for fun!
Smoky Mountain Ziplines and Canopy Tours is located at 509 Mill Creek Road in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. If you want more information about tickets, group deals, your guides, or the tours, you can give them a call at 865.429.9004 or visit their website. Or you can just stop by their spacious office and chat with their friendly and knowledgeable staff! They’re open 7 days a week during their season; call ahead for off-season hours.
From traffic light #10 on the Parkway, turn onto Connor Heights Rd/Indian Circle Dr. In 0.5 miles Connor Heights Rd becomes Mill Creek Rd. In 1 mile Smoky Mountain Ziplines and Canopy Tours will be on the left.
Check out our comfortable cabins that range from cozy 1-bedroom retreats for couples to impressive large group cabins for retreats or reunions. If you’re traveling with a church group, corporate group, or team, we have some awesome cabins to meet your needs. They’re loaded with amenities like private indoor pools, rec rooms, movie rooms, fully equipped kitchens with double appliances, and huge dining spaces that can seat everyone. And Smoky Mountain Ziplines is the perfect team-building experience. You’ll learn trust, good listening skills, and more!
Once you’ve done Smoky Mountain Ziplines, be sure to check out the many other awesome outdoor activities. You can head to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing, swimming, and scenic drives. You can try the ropes course at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Or you can play miniature golf, drive go-karts, or walk along the Parkway – the opportunities are endless!