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
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"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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Amymbuck
"Family vacation 2020"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 01, 2020 NEW
Our family of 4 rafted the Lower Pigeon River. Our guide was Chase and he was amazing!!! Our boys are 6 and 8, he made the trip so fun for them. He taught them all about rafting, he had jokes for days. All of their guides have big funny personalities, but Chase was our favorite. I would recommend the upper river over the lower.
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Beth1307
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
"Loved the ride!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 27, 2020 NEW
My family and I went on the lower rafting tour with Angus - it was perfect for my 5 and 8 year old! Angus was friendly and informative- good with kids and gave easy instructions for new rafters. The ride was just enough “whitewater” to entertain but easy enough on the kids. Great experience!
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TexasTravelerwith6
"Family Float Trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 27, 2020 NEW
Great Family Float trip. We loved our guide Charlie. Did an excellent job with my four kids. Highly recommend him and the outfit. Family from Austin, TX
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261kelleyw
"Lower Water Rafting"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 27, 2020 NEW
Charlie was a great guide! Super fun and very friendly! Would definitely recommend you go and ask for him as your trip guide!
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drgoody1895
"Lower raft trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 27, 2020 NEW
Chase was a great guide. We had a fun surfing the rapids with him. He made the trip enjoyable and made my kids laugh. A great birthday for our son Jack.
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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.