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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Dena P
Bryan, Texas
"Fun but not real challenging "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 22, 2019 NEW
We went mid September which was the last week before they closed for the season. When I called to reserve our spot for 1:00 the next day they told us to be there at 12:15 to sign paperwork. It was about an hour drive from Gatlinburg. The paperwork only took about 5 minutes so we had a lot of time to sit and wait. They only put 4 people on a boat plus the guide. The water was really low so the trip was really slow. We had fun but got stuck on rocks many times. Our guide, Maddie, was great. She would tell us what to do, go to the back of the boat, go to the front, 3 forward, 2 back. She was always in control. It was really hot. We never really got wet. We were able to jump out a couple of times and cool down. Just not the adventure we were expecting but I think it was the time of year. Also, be ready to pay $25 for 1 photo that they email to you.
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Steven B
"Made my vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 07, 2019
Had such a great time. Vacation was dull up until we came here. Thanks Johny B for being an awesome guide! Definitely will be back next time we're in the area.
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gap71kcl
Chicago, Illinois, United States
"Great rafting experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 06, 2019
The experience was great. The guide, Charlie, was amazing. Fun, handsome and strong. Highly recommend this place and guide!
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sawyer865
"Rafting "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 05, 2019
Great trip with Will could not have asked for a better ride or guide. Strongly recommend this rafting company.
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Madythelady
Louisville, Kentucky
"Great Time...Great Guide!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 04, 2019
I highly recommend this for White Water rafting! Our guide Katie was amazing! We had such a fun time and the weather was perfect. We also did the Zipline...which I was not impressed with. If you book skip the Zipline and just go for the Rafting!
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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.