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Everything You Need to Know About Ziplining in the Smoky Mountains

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June 26, 2023

Are you looking to add some excitement to your summer vacation bucket list? Ziplining is a surefire way to kick your vacation into high gear! With some of the most scenic views and longest courses in the country, the Smokies are a paradise for anyone looking for some high-flying fun. Everyone should experience this thrilling outdoor activity at least once, so keep reading to find out everything you need to know about ziplining in the Smoky Mountains before your next adventure!

Top Places to Zipline in the Smoky Mountains

Are you wanting to go ziplining in the Smoky Mountains but are not sure how to start looking? We’ve made it easy for you with this simple breakdown of some top attractions by their location:


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Wahoo Ziplines – One of the original ziplining tours in Sevier County, this family-friendly experience accommodates anyone 5 years old and up with 6 lines, ranging from 40 feet for the younger age group up to 250 feet!

Adventure Park Ziplines – Located right off the Parkway, this beautiful 70-acre nature park is home to 9 different ziplines, a horseback riding stable, and a ropes course. With Adventure Park’s special combo deals, you can experience some or all of the various attractions for an affordable price.

Pigeon Forge:

Legacy Mountain Ziplines – All 7 of their ziplines feature breathtaking views of the area’s incredible natural beauty. Experience exhilarating speeds of 50 mph and heights of up to 500 feet!

Smoky Mountain Ziplines – Words cannot do the treetop views justice from one of the 7 ziplines! With lines over 800 feet long and 150 feet high, get ready for an adrenaline rush, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!


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CLIMB Works – This isn’t the place for cheap thrills, but rather a step out of your comfort zone adventure that you’ll be talking about for years to come! They also offer several packages with savings on area attractions such as Anakeesta, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud, and SMO Whitewater Rafting.

Anakeesta Dueling Zipline Adventure – Zip beside family and friends at this 3-line excursion with multiple rappels for a thrill you’ll never forget. Prepare to be amazed at the incredible mountain views as you soar above Gatlinburg!

Helpful Tips for the Best Ziplining Experience

No matter where you go ziplining in the Smoky Mountains, there will always be professional and experienced staff members and guides to help you with equipment and transfers. While some safety policies and other recommendations are specific to each attraction, here are some things to keep in mind regardless of which place you choose.

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  • Arrive early – make plans to arrive at least 40-45 minutes prior to your scheduled reservation time.
  • You will be required to sign a participation form or waiver.
  • Wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing.
  • Don’t wear hoop earrings or long necklaces, and a hair tie is highly recommended to pull back long hair.
  • Younger riders will have to be accompanied by an adult.

Where to Stay in the Smokies

There’s no better time to go ziplining in the Smoky Mountains than right now, and there’s no better place to stay than a secluded cabin with stunning views, easy access to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, and luxury amenities such as indoor pools, hot tubs, game rooms, and so much more. Take a look at our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals and start planning your next trip!

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