Gatlinburg Zip Lines – I was extremely nervous when the guide clipped my carabineer onto the metal chord. As I stood high on a wooden platform wedged atop an ancient tree, I wondered why I had agreed to do this. However, my fear was quickly replaced with exhilaration as I soared over treetops with a bird’s eye view of the forest below. As I glided down from tree to tree taking in the flora and animals I thought, This is what it must be like to fly. My first experience zip lining on my honeymoon is an adventure I will never forget.
Since my honeymoon over three years ago zip lining has become the latest craze for adventurous vacations, and the Great Smoky Mountains is no exception. Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains now have numerous choices to select from when planning their a zip lining adventure. Check out these adventure companies located in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area and get ready to experience the wonders of nature from a different view.
Gatlinburg Ziplines and Ropes Course Adventures:
For visitors looking for a zip-line adventure for the whole family Gatlinburg Ziplines offers adventures for children as young as five years old who can zip line by themselves or tandem with a guide. This adventure company boasts nine zip lines, with an hour and half tour through the treetops. This company is famous because your family and friends can experience the thrill with you as they watch your adventure live on a web cam as you zip through the trees.
Smoky Mountain Zip Lines and Canopy Tours
For vacationers seeking an even bigger thrill Smoky Mountain Zip Lines and Canopy Tours features 24 lines where guests will reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. To warm you up to this adventure guide company starts guests on lower and slower lines. As guests become more comfortable and confident the lines increase in speed and height.
CLIMB Works Canopy Tours
This canopy tour is perfect for the explorer in your family who wants to have an adventure while learning about wildlife at the same time. With a strong emphasis on learning about the natural wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains this tour sets itself apart from other guide companies. This tour also begins with an exhilarating 4-wheel ride that takes you up to a mountaintop before you experience the breathtaking 2-½ ride down. It’s rated #1 on Tripadvisor and is only 8 minutes from Elk Springs Resort Gatlinburg Cabins.
Adventure Park Zip Lines
Are you afraid of the dark? If so this zip line adventure may not be for you. However, those adventure seekers looking for an even bigger thrill, Adventure Park offers nighttime zip lining at their 70-acre adventure park. With zip lines from 450 to 2,500 feet this zip line experience is sure to give you a night to remember.
Foxfire Mountain Adventure Canopy Tours:
One of the newest adventure companies on the scene, Foxfire Mountain offers seven different types of canopy tours. They also equip all participants with padded full-body harnesses for comfort. In addition this company boasts an exclusive handlebar trolley that allows participants to control their speed as the soar among the trees.
This company has been in business since 2008. Owner, Sterling Webb, trekked across the globe to experience a host of other zip lines before he returned to Sevierville to create his own signature ziplines for the area. With over two miles of cable, Wahoo Ziplines features six signature lines from 900 to 1600 feet long. This zip line experience will have you screaming, “Wahoo!” before you leave!