Zipline Tours with Rafting in the Smokies in Gatlinburg, TN

Rafting in the Smokies3595 Hartford RdHartford, TN 37735
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Overview

Offered by Rafting in the Smokies, Zipping in the Smokies offers a fun family adventure located in Hartford, Tennessee. Guests (ages five years and older) can enjoy viewing the 10-acre wooden island from high up in the air, featuring a total of six ziplines crossing two sky bridges. Guests can also enjoy amenities like barbecue grills, picnic tables, swings, nature trails and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Hartford Travel Experts
  • Located in Hartford, TN.
  • Participants must be between 45 and 250 lbs.
  • Closed toe shoes required.
  • Allot 1 hour for tour.
  • 6 ziplines and 2 sky bridges.
  • 150' swinging bridge.

Description

from Zipping in the Smokies
Zipline presented by Rafting in the Smokies at our Family Adventure Island, conveniently located right behind our river outpost in Hartford, TN.

Feel the anticipation growing as you cross our 150' swinging bridge to the breathtaking 10-acre wooded island in the middle of the Big Pigeon River. After you receive your safety gear and instruction session with your personal adventure guide, you’ll climb high in the air on our impressive zipline tower. Get set for an adrenaline rush!

Safety First:
  • All participants are fitted with a full body harness and helmet

  • All participants receive thorough safety instruction

  • All tours are accompanied by well-trained adventure guides

  • All stairs and tower levels are equipped with safety rails

  • Clothing Requirements:
    • Capri pants or shorts that are at least mid-thigh in length, t-shirt, and closed toe shoes.

    • Due to harness placement, swimsuits and short shorts are not permitted.

    • NO CROCS, FLIP-FLOPS, OR BAREFEET ALLOWED.

    • Weight requirements:
      • Participants must be between 45 and 250 lbs.


      For your safety, no drinks, alcoholic beverages or food are allowed on the trip. Rafting in the Smokies reserves the right to refuse anyone under the influence.

      Ziplines and rafting excursions are located at the same location at our river outpost where we have changing facilities, restrooms, and hot showers for your convenience.

Tripster Customer Reviews

Heith Swafford
Hixson, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good equiptment, but not exactly the experience that is advertised."
October 2015
I went to this zipline having done big ziplines like the one at the Ocoee. I was thinking that "Zipping through the Smokies" would be actually going through the mountains, getting above the trees. No doubt it was still fun, all of the staff was good and the equipment was good but the zip was a little boring. There are 5 zips you just go around in a circle and you stay below the trees the entire time. It isn't fast or very exciting. The scenery is beautiful though.

I would recommend this to beginners who want to experience zip lining but don't like being up too high.
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Tip: Know that it is a short course. You will be done in less than 30 minutes.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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leshat2020
"Best guide ever! Family fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 27, 2020 NEW
We booked a lower river family float. Our family of four included a 6 & 7 year old. Our guide, Ellie, was amazing and very accommodating with the kids. She encouraged them to help her call out instructions and even allowed them to sit near her. When we got off the river the first thing we did was go right back to the counter to see if we could do it again. Sadly they were booked for the remainder of the day but we will be back one day. Be sure to ask for Ellie if you can! I cannot tell you enough how much we enjoyed this trip and our kids will never forget Ellie!
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hewitt812
"Family Float Trip!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 27, 2020 NEW
Thank you Nick for a great and enjoyable trip on the lower family float. We chose this trip because we took our 4 year old daughter and she had a blast! Highly recommend this trip for families of younger children. We plan on returning for the more intense Upper trip sometime. Thanks again Nick! We also had a trainee whom was much enjoyable. I believe his name was Angus. Thanks again guys!
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lal0bad
"Best experience!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 25, 2020 NEW
First time doing rafting.We had a lot of fun,our tour guy Charlie was the best.We did the 360 and swim in the river.Highly recommended this place.
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elizabethp0913
"Amazing!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 25, 2020 NEW
Our whole entire family had so much fun! Lexi and Charles were super cool and let our families have a water fight. I felt very safe with it being our first time rafting. They also taught us some cool tricks on the water, 360! I would definitely recommend this place! If I’m ever back in town I’m going rafting here again.
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731drf
"fun in the smokies"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2019
First we did zipline here about 45 minutes with our group. Then we did a down river rafting about two hours. We had lots of funs and made some family memories for a lifetime. Their guides are nice and funny. Talking about everything along the way. People there are friendly and helpful. Sure to have a good time if you try.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zipping in the Smokies

Are there any weight restrictions?
Yes, you have to weigh between 45 and 250 lbs. to participate.

What do I need to wear for the Zipline?
The best thing to wear is long shorts or pants. The material will make the harness more comfortable against your skin. You must also wear shoes that are secure around your ankles: No flip-flops, Crocs, or bare feet please. We recommend sneakers or water shoes. We have changing facilities complete with hot showers, so you can easily transition between outdoor adventure activities.

How many ziplines are there?
There are six ziplines and two sky bridges.  The lines are approximately 600 ft. long and are 40 to 60 ft. high.  It will normally take one hour to complete the course.

How far are you from Gatlinburg?
Our River Outpost is located in Hartford (exit 447 off I-40) about a 30-40 minute scenic drive from Gatlinburg

What about inclement weather?
We operate the Zipline rain or shine — getting wet is half the fun! If there is lightning in the area, our Outpost Managers may delay until the storm has passed. We love liquid sunshine!

If I am pregnant can I go?
No!

Do you have a minimum age for children?
Yes, children must be 5 years old and all participants must weigh at least 45 lbs.

What times are the Zipline available? Can I schedule it on the same day as my Rafting/Ropes Course?
The Zipline operates from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and it is in your best interest to schedule all activities on the same day in order to eliminate unnecessary travel time. Usually we can accommodate your preferred activity schedule.

Is there more to do than Ziplining?
There are lots of great outdoor activities to enjoy with us! We offer rafting and horseback riding (off-site). And while you’re visiting us take time to enjoy the picnic tables with BBQ grill, swings, bean bag toss game, swimming beach, and nature trail all on our Family Adventure Island accessed by a 150-ft swinging bridge.