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 December 23, 2013
It seems now that ziplining has really caught on worldwide, zipline operators are in a never-ending competition to one-up the next guy. Here's the latest example we found while scouring the Internet. One zipline outfitter in Nepal (you know, the country where you'll find Mt. Everest) has literally taken the activity to new heights by opening a line that's a mile long and offers a vertical drop of nearly 2,000 feet during that span.
Riders speed from top to bottom at nearly 90 miles per hour, and the surrounding Himalayan Mountains are indeed a sight to behold, especially during sunrise. So far, the attraction has pulled in riders of all ages, who make the run not just for the sheer thrill but also for the beautiful scenery.
Here's a link to a video where you'll travel along with one brave soul on his epic zipline journey on this particular zipline:
Of course, it's not practical for most folks to just hop a plane to Nepal to do some ziplining. We think it's much easier to zipline in Tennessee, and at Smoky Mountain Ziplines, we have some pretty scenic mountains nearby as well. And we do have the longest, fastest and most ziplines of any zipline course in the region.
Also, a reminder that we'll be open through the end of the year, then taking a couple of months off before reopening in the spring. It's your last chance to enjoy some zipline fun in 2013!