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 December 9, 2014
It seems like in the zipline business, everyone's always playing a game of one-upmanship – trying to be the attraction with the biggest and baddest ziplines in town. Back in September, Attitash Mountain Resort in New Hampshire made a name for itself (for the time being) by opening the longest zipline run in the continental United States.
The new line carries riders from the summit of Bear Peak to the base of Attitash Mountain. The Flying Bear Zip is just under 5,000 feet long, making it very close to a mile in length. Watch this video to see what it looks like to take a spin on the Flying Bear: http://www.wmur.com/escape-outside/escape-outside-longest-zip-line/27990290 A companion zipline, Attitash Aerial Zip, is just over 2,100 feet long.
Both lines reach heights greater than 400 feet off the ground, and the Flying Bear reaches speeds of close to 60 miles per hour. Below riders are vast acres of woodlands, which make for some gorgeous overhead views of foliage in the fall. By the way, an attraction in Hawaii currently holds the record for the longest zipline in the entire United States.
If you'd prefer something a little closer to home, our ziplines in Pigeon Forge, TN are giving visitors some great views of the Smokies, right here in our own backyard. Our canopy tour offers as many as 24 ziplines, giving riders lots of air, distance and speed. And if that just primes your pump, then you can give one of our four SuperZip lines a try, for one of the fastest zipline experiences in the Smokies.