Blog for Zipline Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on February 10, 2015
If your spring or summer travels take you in the vicinity of Wears Valley, Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, zip line fun should be high on your list of things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains. As the weather warms up in the weeks to come, we'll be back on our full seasonal schedule and ready to give visitors a ride and an experience they'll never forget.
In the meantime, we've got a few fun facts for you this week, which will help you brush up on your knowledge of the Smokies. Whether your next trip here is your first or if you've been coming here for decades, you may just pick up a tidbit or two that you didn't know.
• Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the largest national park east of the Rocky Mountains.
• The park is also the most visited park in the nation, receiving more than 10 million guests each year.
• The national park is home to 4,000 plant species and 140 tree species, earning it an International Biosphere Reserve designation.
• The park includes a 70-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail.
• Overall, the park features more than 850 miles of hiking trails.
• More than 13,000 members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians live in the 56,000-acre Qualla Boundary Reservation, located on the North Carolina side of the national park.