Blog for Zipline Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on September 5, 2017
How would you like to be one of the first people to ride on the world's longest zipline? Your chance could arrive soon, as a brand-new attraction offering that very distinction is expected to open by December 1. The only hitch is that you'll have to travel to the United Arab Emirates to enjoy the experience.
The zipline will start atop that nation's highest mountain – Jebel Jais – but developers have not publicized exactly how long or high it will be. They are promising, however, that it will at least knock off the current record holder, the Monster, located at Puerto Rico's Toro Verde Adventure Park in Orocovis. That line is 7,234 feet long and is some 1,200 feet off the ground. We do know that Jebel Jais mountain offers a 1,800-meter drop-off, and riders on the zipline will travel as fast as 130 kilometers per hour.
Located in the city of Ras Al Khaimah, the new record-breaking zipline will have bragging rights (at least for a while) as the longest and highest zipline in the world. The multi-million-dollar project represents a partnership between Ras Al Khaimah and Toro Verde, the company responsible for creating the current record holder.
Also noteworthy about the development is that the zipline will use solar energy and locally sourced natural materials, exposing visitors to a largely natural experience in the mountains. The zipline will join a new observation deck that will include a base camp for hikers and bikers. The facility will feature an events arena, picnic areas, walking paths and a food truck zone.
The minimum weight requirement to ride will be 77 pounds, and the minimum height will be just under 4 feet. The maximum guest weight allowed will be 300 pounds.
Now we realize that most of you probably won't be traveling all the way to the Middle East just to ride a zipline, even if it is the world's longest. The good news is that Smoky Mountain Ziplines is easily accessible right here in East Tennessee. We're within a day's drive of two-thirds of the nation's population, and while you're here, you can enjoy so many other things as well – from the most visited national park in the country to world-class attractions, shops, restaurants and more.
Our Smoky Mountain zipline adventure features seven ziplines, each of which transports you through the beautiful forested canopy of our Pigeon Forge mountainside outpost. With more than 4,200 feet worth of zipline cable, our canopy tour is the largest zipline course in Pigeon Forge, and it offers an exhilarating experience you'll never forget.
Enjoy long, fast ziplines as well as massive platform towers that offer scenic panoramic views of the mountains. We also have unique features like a 30-foot, controlled-descent freestyle drop that transports you from the end of one zipline to the beginning of the next. Add in our military-style transport trucks, which take you from base camp to the top of the course, and our facility itself, which is the ideal location for group parties and celebrations, and you'll see why we're the highest rated outdoor attraction in Pigeon Forge on tripadvisor.com.
In addition to our facilities, guests always give us great reviews of our professional guides, who are not only supremely safety conscious but are also very entertaining, helping zipliners feel at ease with friendly interaction and maybe even some corny jokes along the way.
Call us today or go online to book a tour with us. We may not have the longest zipline in the world, but we do guarantee you at least two hours of the most fun you can have in the Smokies.