Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on April 6, 2021
Have you looked out a window lately? Here in Pigeon Forge, we like what we've been seeing for the past week-lots of mild, sunshiny days that make a person want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. These are the kinds of conditions that we only get to enjoy during a narrow window in the spring, so if you get a chance to do some traveling in the near future, consider heading to the mountains and making the most out of these beautiful days.
While you're here, we have a few recommendations for places to visit that will help you make the most out of your time in the Smokies. Whether you visit just one destination or have enough days in your schedule to take them all on, these are sites where ideal weather conditions can help turn a good time into a great one.
Nothing says fun like ziplining on an awesome spring day at our Pigeon Forge attraction. Imagine riding in the back of an open-air transport vehicle to the top of our mountain and then leaving your cares behind as you ride seven different ziplines totaling more than 4,200 feet in length. The lines get longer and faster, stretching as far as 800 feet and standing as high as 150 feet off the ground. Our shaded wooded setting is peaceful and gorgeous and offers stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Here's the concept: You climb inside a giant inflatable ball and then roll down a hill. It sounds a little crazy, but Zorbing, as it's known, has been a popular outdoor activity since it got its start in New Zealand. Visitors to Pigeon Forge can try out three different courses, including Extreme Zig Zag, Fast Tracks (you speed straight down a 1,000-foot hill) and Funnel, which combines the turns of Zig Zag with the speed of Fast Tracks. You also have the option of riding in a dry ball or one that's partially filled with water.
Overlooking downtown Gatlinburg and offering memorable views of the Smokies, this 70-acre nature-themed park has something for all ages. Activities include the 60-foot-tall Anavista observation tower, the lush Vista Gardens below, a treetop skywalk featuring 880 feet of hanging bridges, a treehouse challenge course, a mountain coaster, a treehouse village play area for younger kids and much more.
Here's another mountaintop attraction that overlooks downtown Gatlinburg and delivers great views of the Smokies. The original SkyLift attraction has been entertaining tourists for nearly 60 years, but in recent years, it's been joined by SkyBridge, which is North America's longest pedestrian suspension bridge, as well as the SkyDeck observation platform and SkyTrail, a scenic walkway that connects with SkyBridge to form a complete circuit that starts and ends at SkyCenter. One highlight of the experience is the see-through floor panels in the center of SkyBridge. They allow guests to look straight down to the ravine floor 150 feet below.
Occupying parts of both Tennessee and North Carolina, this most-visited national park comprises hundreds of square miles of unspoiled woodlands, majestic mountains, pristine rivers and other natural features. On a beautiful spring day, you can hike some 800 miles of trails, go for a picnic, ride a bike around the Cades Cove Loop, spend the night in a peaceful campground or just go for a scenic drive. It's one of the few national parks in the country that doesn't charge an admission fee, so there are lots of ways to maximize your spring with minimum impact on your wallet.