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 March 15, 2011
In the process of researching Smoky Mountain Ziplines, you've probably seen a number of references to our canopy tours. What's a canopy tour, you may be wondering?
Well, it's our main attraction here at SMZ. As the name suggests, you'll be ziplining under the canopy of acres and acres of mighty Smoky Mountain hardwood trees. Our canopy tour consists of 14 different ziplines, which are designed to help anyone get the hang of zipping, even if you've never done it before.
The tour starts off low and slow with some short practice lines that are just a few feet off the ground. This helps you practice things like maintaining the proper position while zipping, launching from one platform, steering and braking, and then landing at the platform on the other end of the line. Most platforms are built around or near the trees between which the ziplines are strung.
Gradually, the lines get longer and faster and higher, offering plenty of thrills and gorgeous scenery along the way. And unlike other Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg zip line companies, Smoky Mountain Ziplines gives you more bang for the buck. Our 14 lines can add up to an entire morning or afternoon of fun, whether it's just you and that special someone, an entire group or just you flying solo.
Once you've taken the canopy tour, however, you may want to bite off an even bigger chunk of the Smokies by riding one of our four SuperZip lines. These are the tallest and the fastest ziplines in the area and are guaranteed to make you a fan for life.