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 January 20, 2014
While we're on hiatus here at Smoky Mountain Ziplines, we can at least whet your appetite for the 2014 season with some tales about some of the extreme zipline attractions from around the world.
For example, we've been reading about the one-kilometer-long Everest zipline attraction in Salvador Benedicto, Philipines. At more than 1,000 feet high, it has become an increasingly popular tourist stop for adventure seekers in that neck of the woods.
It's rated highly for its safety, and it takes about a minute and 20 seconds for the average person to travel from one end to the other. Along the way, riders can take in views of a river, rice terraces and winding roads below.
Right now, the attraction receives about 30 visitors per day. Of course, that's small change compared to what we can accommodate on a given day during the summer at Smoky Mountain Ziplines. We tour in groups of up to eight guests each and can accommodate multiple groups each day.
And when it's time for us to reopen in March, just remember that there's not a zipline in Sevierville, TN or Gatlinburg, TN that offers what we have here at our mountainside outpost in Pigeon Forge. We've got 24 ziplines just waiting to whisk you through the trees in the very near future.