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 September 7, 2021
According to the calendar, there are still officially two weeks of summer left. But anyone who has stepped outside first thing in the morning this past week or two might have noticed that the first telltale signs of fall are already here. The overnight lows and early-morning temps have been pleasantly cool, and even the daytime highs have been manageable-in the low to mid-80s with much less humidity than we had to deal with during the peak of summer.
So what does this mean for the typical Smoky Mountain visitor? It means that a lot of those outdoor activities that might have been impacted by the scorching, humid days of summer just got a lot more enjoyable. And that includes ziplining with us here at our Smoky Mountains zipline. Combine that with the fact that the kids are back in school, and you're quickly running out of reasons not to make a daytrip to Pigeon Forge for a breezy morning or afternoon of ziplining. Or you can wait until the weekend and bring the whole family along. Whatever zips your line.
Here's another excuse to toss out the window: “I've never ziplined before!”
We don't care! Lots of our customers are newbies, and we have that base well covered. We provide all the gear you'll need. We provide transportation to the top of our mountain. We provide all the instruction and training you'll need to safely (and enthusiastically) manage all seven of the ziplines on our canopy tour. By the time you get to the bottom of the course, you'll be an old pro. And if history is any indicator, you'll be eager to head right back to the top and do it all over again (although you'll have to book a new tour to do that…).
On pre-fall days like the ones we've been having, you'll simply appreciate being out in the middle of nature. Our course meanders through a heavily wooded tract of mountainside acreage, so it's already shady, with lots of shielding from direct sunlight. It's also quiet, tranquil and beautiful, especially when you're perched on one of our treetop platforms, gazing out at panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains.
And when you're zooming along a zipline, the experience is complete, as you feel the resistance of the wind against your face and body, and you appreciate the sensation of speed and altitude as you cruise among the treetops, sometimes as high as 100 feet off the ground. Our longest zipline stretches some 800 feet, which is almost the length of three football fields.
Ziplining is just one of the many activities you should try to take advantage of as we get our first taste of fall. Another to consider is spending time in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. What a fantastic time of year to go hiking along a wooded trail or fish for trout somewhere in the vast network of streams that work their way from the higher altitudes to the lowlands. You could also try riding your bike around the Cades Cove loop or picnicking at a site like Metcalf Bottoms or Chimney Tops. And if you can find an open spot, don't forget about tent or RV camping at one of the many campgrounds inside the national park. Talk about true immersion in nature…
Even some of the more commercial aspects of visiting the Smokies are starting to feel a lot more comfortable than they did back in June and July. Just window shopping as you browse your way down the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg or taking advantage of all the rides, shows and attractions at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge has a whole new vibe to it when nature cooperates with comfortable temperatures and lower humidity.