9 Smoky Mountain Zipline Choices

SkyZip Zipline Tour at Dollywood. Photo by Gavin and Jason Fox.

About a year and a half ago, I wrote about several choices for Smoky Mountain Zipline adventures. Today, I’m back with even more choices, plus updated info on the ones I had before.

Ziplining is HUGE in the Gatlinburg area. There are so many choices. So, I compiled them all and compared them for you. Here’s what I found:

Adventure Park Ziplines:

Description: Located in Sevierville, across from the Five Oaks Tanger Mall. Final zip is 2,000 feet long.
Number of zips: 5
Time: An hour and a half
Requirements: 3 years (for a tandem ride with a guide); ages 6 and more than 70 pounds can ride alone; maximum weight is 270 pounds. Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes, and keep keep long hair pulled back
Other info: Offers after-dark zipping
Price: $70. Buy tickets.


Description: Located in Gatlinburg. All air features; during this adventure, your feet never touch the ground.
Number of zips: 9
Time: Two and a half hours
Also includes: 3 sky bridges, multiple treehouse platforms, diverse terrain, and education about the eco-system and history of the Smokies
Requirements: 8 years old; weight between 80 and 270 pounds; must be in moderately good health and able to stand for up to three hours; wear closed-toed shoes; keep long hair back
Other info: Closed Sundays and other select days, based on season. Check here for specific dates.
Price: $85 (adults); $75 (kids 8-15). Buy tickets.

Foxfire Mountain:

Description: Located off the beaten path, east of Pigeon Forge (technically Sevierville). No hiking or towers to climb.
Also includes: Zip from treetop to treetop, over meadows and over a 60 foot deep Civil War Iron Mine
Requirements: Must be at least 8 years old; weight between 75 and 275 pounds; wear closed-toed shoes. MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS.
Price: $89.95. Call to reserve tickets — 865-453-1998.

Gatlinburg Zipline Adventures:

Description: Overlooking Great Smoky Mountain National Park, downtown Gatlinburg and the Space Needle
Number of zips included: 9
Time: An hour to an hour and a half
Also includes: Swinging treetop canopy platforms and a walk on a sky bridge
Requirements: Ages 5 to about 65; Weight 45 pounds to 245 pounds
Other info: Also offers a Twilight Night Tour, a Snow Ski and Zip package and private tours.
Price: $49. Buy tickets.

Navitat Canopy Adventures:

Description: This one is further away — close to Asheville, NC. But it looks so great that I had to include it
Number of zips included: 10
Time: 3 to 3.5 hours
Also includes: 2 bridges, 2 rappels, 3 short hikes
Requirements: At least 10 years old, between 90 and 250 lbs.
Other info: Also offers a night tour
Price: $89 for adults, $79 for kids age 10-17. Buy tickets.

Rafting in the Smokies:

Yes, they also do ziplining.
Description: Located at the Family Adventure Island facility in Hardford, TN.
Also includes: 150 foot swinging bridge
Requirements: Weight between 60 and 250 lbs.
Other info: Can be combined with other adventures for a reduced price — such as rafting or ropes course
Price: $30. Buy tickets.

SkyZip Ziplines:

Description: This is the one you see at Dollywood. It’s located over by Adventure Mountain and is owned by Dollywood, too.
Number of zips included:
Time: An hour to an hour and a half
Also includes: An optional practice line that’s only 11 feet off the ground, several short hikes, a swinging bridge, views of the mountains and Dollywood and a nature walk
Requirements: Minimum 48 inches, minimum 80 pounds, maximum 270 pounds, close-toed shoes
Other info: Open any day Dollywood is open.
Price: $30. Buy tickets.

Smoky Mountain Ziplines:

Description: Located in Pigeon Forge. Travel up to 40 miles per hour. This is the largest course in Pigeon Forge. Super Ziplines are higher and faster than the regulars.
Number of zips included: 14 (Canopy Tours); 4 (Super Ziplines)
Time: 2 and a half hours (Canopy Tours); 40 minutes (Super Ziplines)
Also includes: Rope bridges. Very little hiking involved.
Requirements: Weight is 80-250 pounds. No skirts, dresses or open-toed shoes. At least 8 years (Canopy Tours); 12 years (Super Ziplines).
Other info: You can get $15 off with a copy of the Smoky Mountain Ziplines brochure! Look for it in area restaurants.
Price: $79.95 (Canopy Tours); $39.95 (Super Ziplines)

Wahoo Ziplines:

Description: Located in Sevierville. Speeds up to 40 mph. Anywhere from 40-250 feet off the ground.
Number of zips included: 6
Also includes: Panoramic scenery
Requirements: Wear tennis shoes or hiking boots; put long hair in a low ponytail; ages: 5 and up; weight: under 275 pounds
Other info: Reservations are required! Call 865-453-7301.
Price: $89

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  • zoya

    Thanks for listing this zip line choices i was not aware of few among them so being very informative.

    • Kendra

      Glad you got some use out of it!

  • Larry Bains

    Climb works is the worst zip line you could go to. The way they have supported their neighbors is a complete shame. I’ve supported this company since they opened and now they are price gouging for the almighty dollar. They have always gave me a local discount but because I live in Knoxville and supported their business from a neighbors standpoint for years… they require a Sevier County address…I think that it is shameful that you have to spend college tuition to get a zip line for 4…that’s a “Half A Grand” People…call around…there are good honest people to do business with…but Climb Works is NOT THE ONE…RUN….RUN…like the WIND…they will gouge you for every penny…that’s a fact!!!…Stay far away from these people…that is unless you just want to give your money away…really… sad for the wonderful folks that work for this company…I tip at least $100.00 dollars…but they are all about the company…not for the souls that work there…SSSSAAAAADDDDD!!!!!!