Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains

Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.


What You Need To Know Before Ziplining

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on March 9, 2011

It's true that virtually anyone can zipline, even if they have absolutely zero experience ziplining. But before arriving at Smoky Mountain Ziplines, there are a few things that will be useful for you to know so that you can be prepared to get the most out of your experience.

Wearing proper attire is important. Sturdy footwear is recommended, such as hiking boots or good sneakers. Also make sure that you have shoes with backs. Flip-flops, sandals and mules can easily fall off your feet, and in most cases, once they've fallen, there's no going back for them. Plus, the previously recommended footwear will better protect your feet, particularly when you're coming to a stop on a landing platform.

As for the rest of your clothing, longer shorts or pants are advised. Why? Because the harness you'll wear is usually cinched on pretty snugly for your safety and protection, and if you're wearing shorty shorts or a skirt, they tend to get bunched up and make for an uncomfortable day of Pigeon Forge zip line tours.

Finally, if you wear eyeglasses, that's usually okay, but just make sure they fit snugly. As for caps, well—you wear those at your own risk of losing them.


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