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 November 6, 2018
All good things must come to an end, and here at Smoky Mountain Ziplines, we're looking at wrapping up our 2018 season within the next few weeks. It's nice out now, but soon, the weather conditions will get to the point where it's not feasible for us to stay open; it's just about that time of year when folks start to shy away from outdoor activities. In the meantime, however, we encourage you to take advantage of these beautiful fall days and come spend a few hours on our ziplines in the Smoky Mountains.
We're about to hit peak foliage colors here in the mountains (it's running a little late this year), so there's really not a more beautiful time to experience the wooded rolling hills of our seven-line canopy tour. Not to mention the fact that we have several view vantage points along the way that put large segments of the Smokies range on full display. It's a gorgeous sight any time of year, but these days, those views are framed by the kaleidoscope color show taking place all around.
And right now, we're experiencing more than our share of fantastic fall days weather-wise. The days are sunny and crisp (but not too cold), and the nights have just enough of a nip in the air that they're ideal for soaking in a hot tub on the porch of a mountain cabin.
Of course, the zipline tour itself is awesome any time of year. Combined, our ziplines total more than 4,000 feet in length, which gives our guests one of the longest lasting zipline experiences in the area. That also makes us one of the best values in the Smokies, because you get so much zipline fun for your money. We even have a controlled-descent, drop feature between two of our ziplines that makes it as much fun to travel vertically as it does horizontally.
Combine all these things with entertaining guides, a safety of culture, a base camp facility that's ideal for group events, transportation to the top of the mountain and the best ratings among outdoor Pigeon Forge attractions on tripadvisor.com, and you've got everything it takes to put together an unforgettable morning or afternoon in the Smokies.
Because our operating schedule is so dependent on weather conditions, we can't really post such a schedule on our website. The best thing to do is follow us on Facebook to keep an eye out for updates or call us at 865-429-9004 to find out what days we'll be open. Keep in mind that each year, we shift from being open daily to just being open on weekends, so make your plans accordingly.
Once we close for the season, we generally stay down through the winter months of January and February and look at reopening at some point the first of March, again, depending on the weather.
Even after we wrap up 2018, there are still lots of ways to have fun in the Smokies. Dollywood theme park is open through the end of the year, and most attractions in town (especially the indoor ones) are open year 'round. That includes many of the music theaters. You can even still have fun in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, although it's a good idea to check that website for weather updates, as conditions can often affect road closures.
And don't forget that Winterfest will be taking place in the Smokies all the way through February. That's nearly four more months' worth of beautiful light displays, holiday-themed shows and special events geared toward celebrating Christmas, New Year's Eve and the winter months beyond. Come see us!