Which Smoky Mountain Ziplines are the Best?

January 20, 2017

Choose from these exciting Smoky Mountain ziplines for an adventurous vacation in Pigeon Forge.

Every time I go on vacation, I bug my husband to go ziplining. There is something about zooming through the forest that heightens the senses and gets your adrenaline pumping — I love it. Out of all the places I’ve gone ziplining, the Smoky Mountain ziplines are my favorite.

The greater Smoky Mountain region is home to several ziplining options. From timid beginners to daredevils, there’s a zipline for everyone.


Zipping in the Smokies

As the most affordable ziplining option, Zipping in the Smokies is available through Rafting in the Smokies. This 6 line zipline tour also features a 150' swinging bridge that leads you to a 10-acre wooded island in the Big Pigeon River. Also, combine your ziplining experience with an exhilarating rafting trip down the river for the ultimate adrenaline rush.

Zipping in the Smokies is ideal for beginners looking for a quick zipline excursion in the Smoky Mountains.


Adventureworks Climb, Zip, and Swing

Looking to go ziplining with the entire family? Out of all the Smoky Mountain ziplines available, I’d recommend that families visit Adventureworks Climb, Zip, and Swing. This course offers 55 different obstacles, including:

  • 7 ziplines
  • Swinging grape vines
  • Bridges
  • Hanging cargo nets
  • Differing heights of obstacles

If your family is the adventurous type, you need to experience the full course at Adventureworks. For families traveling to Pigeon Forge with smaller children, be sure to sign them up for the Little Zipper zipline course. This course is designed exclusively for small children and includes four little ziplines on the ground.


woman on zipline with harness and rope at Adventure America Zipline Canopy Tours in Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Adventure America Zipline Canopy Tours

Calling all adventurers, daredevils, and down right adrenaline junkies — these are the Smoky Mountain ziplines you’ve been searching for. At Adventure America Zipline Canopy Tours, you’ll zoom down 12 ziplines over the course of 3.5 hours. Plus, this is the only ziplining tour that actually crosses the Pigeon River.

Yes, you read that correctly. You’ll be flying at heart racing speeds over the rapid-filled Pigeon River. Sounds incredible, right? This tour is perfect for experienced zipliners or first-time zipliners with a wild side.

This ziplining tour does not allow children under the age of 10 to participate.


Adventure Park Ziplines

Out of all the Smoky Mountain ziplines, Adventure Park Ziplines is the most conveniently located. Situated right off of the Parkway, across from the Five Oaks Tanger Outlet Mall, this zipline course features 7 ziplines with varying lengths and speeds. You’ll soar through the magnificent hills of Pigeon Forge as you complete this 1.5-mile zipline course.

Adventure Park Ziplines also offers horseback riding on-site. Visitors can purchase a ziplining and horseback riding combo ticket for the ultimate outdoor excursion in the Smoky Mountains.


Foxfire Mountain Adventures

For some, the speed of ziplining is what frightens them. For others, it’s the height from the ground. If you’re an adrenaline fan looking for the tallest Smoky Mountain ziplines around, you’ll find it at FoxFire Mountain Adventures.

No matter which zipline course you choose here, you’re in for quite the rush! From soaring down 15 different ziplines to conquering a 60-foot challenge wall, FoxFire Mountain Adventures is home to a wide variety of thrills.

Don’t forget to try the aerial adventure course while you’re here. This high ropes course is a challenge, but so much fun!


man in red hoodie on Legacy Mountain Premier Ziplines with view of The Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

Legacy Mountain Premier Ziplines

For the best views of the Smoky Mountains, visit Legacy Mountain Premier Ziplines. Out of all the Smoky Mountain ziplines, you can’t beat the views from this course which is 4.5 miles long and includes seven lengthy ziplines. Plus, did you know it’s the first eco-friendly zipline adventure course in the Smoky Mountains? In addition to the views and the ziplines, visitors scale rope bridges and other obstacles for a thrilling excursion in the Smokies.


Know Before You Zip

If this is your first time ziplining, there are a few general guidelines you need to know. Follow this advice for a memorable ziplining experience in the Smokies:

Wear Closed-Toe Shoes
All Smoky Mountain ziplines will not allow guests to participate if they are not wearing shoes that completely cover the toes. This is for your safety and the safety of others. Don’t show up wearing flip-flops or you’ll be sorely disappointed. Sneakers are your best option.

Know What the Minimum Age Limit Is
Depending on the intensity of the course and terrain, certain Smoky Mountain ziplines have age limit restrictions. Do your research before purchasing tickets so that you don’t have a sad child during your Pigeon Forge vacation.

No Cell Service and No Cameras
Various ziplining courses have little to no cell service due to their location in the Smoky Mountains. Be prepared for this. Also, a few Smoky Mountain ziplines do not allow guests to bring cameras on the tours. Ask your guide before you try to put a camera or cell phone in your pocket.

Follow All Guide Instructions
Each ziplining course includes expert guides who will instruct you on how to properly use the ziplines. It is vital that you listen to their instructions at all time. Also, the rules and restrictions are in place for your safety and the safety of others in your group.

Get Ready to Experience the Smoky Mountain Ziplines

Have you decided which ziplining course is right for you? Purchase your tickets on Tripster Pigeon Forge and head on out to the mountains!

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