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 August 3, 2011
It's going to be another scorcher this weekend, folks, but don't let that deter you from looking for good times in the great outdoors. In fact, short of taking a plunge in a pool, ziplining is one of the coolest things you can do—in more ways than one—outside this summer.
Our Pigeon Forge zipline adventure features a 14-line course that treks its way back and forth across a Smoky Mountain foothills valley. The wooded terrain provides lots of shade throughout the experience, whether you're traveling between landing and launch platforms or waiting your turn for the next high-speed run. The walking distances between zipline runs is short, which will help keep from you working up a sweat, and during the longest walk of the day, we provide a shaded pavilion area and ice-cold water for you while you chill.
Of course, when you're actually zipping down the zipline, high in the air, you've got wind power at your disposal to keep you cool as you zoom along as fast as 40 miles per hour.
Here are a few tips for keeping cool while you're here. First, dress comfortably. Lightweight, short-sleeve shirts are OK, and shorts are fine too, but they may not wear as comfortably due to the safety harness you'll be wearing. Drink plenty of water before, during and after your experience as well. We have cold bottles of water available in our outpost at no charge.