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 May 14, 2014
We stumbled upon a web article recently entitled The World's 6 Most Insane Ziplines. This week, we'll give you a thumbnail description of three of the attractions, which are located all over the world, and we'll include a link to video footage from the first one. Check back next week for details about the other three extreme ziplines.
The Beast (Puerto Rico)
At 1,000 feet in the air, this is reportedly the highest zipline in the world. You strap yourself in face down, like Superman, and then you take in views of rainforests, rivers and valleys as you fly down the mile-long mountain course for two minutes at a top speed of 65 miles per hour. Watch it here.
SkyRider (New York)
This zipline run, located in the Catskills Mountains of upstate New York, has passengers soaring nearly 600 feet off the ground in what they claim is the longest and highest canopy tour in North America. The longest line is four miles long, and top speeds reach 50 miles per hour. There are also five separate lines with side-by-side racing zips for head-to-head competition with friends.
Mega Zips (Kentucky)
This zipline comes in at 900 feet in length, with top speeds of 35 miles per hour, but what's truly unique about it is that it's located in an underground cavern-165 feet below ground, to be precise. It's the only totally underground zipline in the world, and riders travel suspended 70 feet in the air. The cavern boasts seven lines in all.
For those of you who plan to do your zip lining in Tennessee this year, you'll definitely want to check out Smoky Mountain Ziplines in Pigeon Forge. We have 24 lines on our canopy tour, offering great views of mountain terrain and top speeds of 40 miles per hour. Our SuperZip course offers four side-by-side lines of ultrafast fun. It's the extreme way to enjoy the Smokies.