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About Gatlinburg Ziplines

Looking for information on zipline tours in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Area? Find all the information you need, from a list of Gatlinburg zipline tours to blog posts to pricing details, right here in one place.

FEATURED ZIPLINE: SkyZip at Dollywood Amusement Park

With the holiday season already in full swing in Gatlinburg, now is a great time for to zipline in Gatlinburg. At Dollywood, you can combine a zipline tour with the excitement and fun of Dollywood. 

Dollywood is a theme park in Sevierville, complete with roller coasters, kid-friendly rides and attractions, shows, shops, delicious food, and more. In additional to traditional rides and roller coasters, Dollywood is unique in that it boasts an in-park zipline attraction. 

In November and December, the park transforms into A Smoky Mountain Christmas, making it an especially fun time to visit the park. During this season, Dollywood features special holiday shows, shops, and attractions. 

SkyZip at Dollywood features three thrilling ziplines, combining the fun of ziplining with the family-friendly fun of an amusement park. By choosing the SkyZip, you and your family can enjoy the fun of a zipline tour without even leaving the park. Another convenience element of the SkyZip is that if not everyone wants to or is able to participate in the SkyZip, they can enjoy other attractions in the park while the rest of the group completes the zipline tour. 

SkyZip tour tickets can be bought at the Dollywood ticket gate. 


Outdoor Adventure in Gatlinburg

by Becky on November 16, 2010 58 Comments

Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountain area is a prime destination for the outdoor adventurer. On top of the zipline tours available, visitors can also find camping, fishing, hiking, and more available in the Smoky Mountains, making it a top choice for a great outdoor vacation. 

Gatlinburg ziplines are designed to get you out and enjoying the beauty of the Smoky Mountain area. Any of the zipline tours, including Wahoo Ziplines, Smoky Mountain Ziplines and Canopy Tour, and Foxfire Mountain, provide an ecological as well as exciting outdoor experience. While you are flying from the air on a zipline, you get a bird's eye view of the land, and guides are great resources to learn about the ecosystem of the area. 

In additional to a guided zipline tour, you can also explore the Smoky Mountains on your own. The entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Park is close to Gatlinburg ...

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See Ziplines in Action

by Becky on November 12, 2010 71 Comments

If you've never been to a zipline or seen one in action, online videos can provide you an exciting glimpse at what to expect. 

Check out this video from Smoky Mountains Ziplines and Canopy Tour: 

In this video, you can see some of the different ziplines and beautiful scenery you can expect. 

This is a video of Gatlinburg Zipline Adventures: 

Tours are Gatlinburg Zipline Adventures start at just $59, making it one of the most affordable, yet exciting, options in the Smoky Mountains. 

These are just two of many videos available online of ziplining. Just be careful when you browse online looking for videos--you may just find that a whole afternoon has slipped away before you know it!

Your First Zipline Tour: What to Expect

by Becky on November 12, 2010 33 Comments

If you've just booked your first zipline tour, congratulations! You're going to have a fantastic time on your tour, but if you have any apprehensions, it won't hurt to prepare on what to expect on your tour. 

First, tours are prepared for first-time zipliners. Your guides will be more than happy to prepare you for the experience and answer any questions you have. Before you even begin the tour, most tours provide ample time to adjust to learn how to use the equipment and ask questions. 

In addition, many tours have "baby" ziplines that allow you to practice before you tackle the big lines. These training lines let you get accustomed to the process of ziplining, and most importantly, learn how to stop! 

Due to its adventurous nature, ziplining can seem dangerous. However, due to strict safety standards in the United States, you shouldn't feel concerned ...

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Ziplines for Beginners

by Becky on November 12, 2010 46 Comments

For your first zipline experience, you may not want to embark on a complete tour. Luckily, several providers in Gatlinburg offer single zipline options that are perfect to give you a taste of the thrills to come. By buying tickets for a single zipline ride, you can experience the fun of a zipline without committing to a half-day tour. This option is great if you have young children who cannot go on a tour or if you are just pressed for time. 

If you already have plans to visit Dollywood while in Gatlinburg, buy tickets for the SkyZip in Dollywood. For $45, you can ride any of the five ziplines that are available. You can ride the zip and then spend the rest of the day exploring the theme park. 

At the Smoky Mountains Ziplines and Canopy Tour, you can reserve tickets for its super ziplines. You will just zip ...

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Holiday Thrills in the Smoky Mountains

by Becky on November 12, 2010 14 Comments

Whether you have lots of family visiting for the holidays or are looking to treat your family to something special, a holiday trip to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for ziplining, holiday shows, and more is a gift sure to please everyone. 

Even though the holiday season may bring chills to the Smoky Mountains, many zipline tours remain open through the season. Although tours may be unable on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Day, you can still find tours available in the days surrounding this holidays. Wahoo Ziplines, Smoky Mountain Ziplines, FoxFire Mountain, and Gatlinburg Family Adventures Ziplines all offer tours in the holiday season. Most family members should be able to participate, and a zipline tour is a great way to give your family holiday memories that they will remember forever. 

In addition to having zipline tours available, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge also offers many holiday events. From Christmas ...

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Gatlinburg Travel Information

by Becky on November 11, 2010 42 Comments

The latest vacation activities to hit the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area are exciting zipline tours, but the area has long been a popular year-round destination. Whether you've never visited the Smoky Mountain area before or are looking for fresh ideas for your next vacation in Gatlinburg, consider adding a few of these activities in addition to a zipline tour. 

Outdoor Activities

While in Gatlinburg, many outdoor activities are available. The Smoky Mountains are a great place to start. In the Smoky Mountain National Park, you can find options for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more. In addition, white water rafting is located a short drive from Gatlinburg. 


Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are known for great family friendly shows. Country music shows are popular, and you will find options like the Black Bear Jamboree and Country Tonite. Variety shows like the Comedy Barn Variety Show and Blackwood ...

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The Pros of Winter Zipline Tours

by Becky on November 11, 2010 52 Comments

Because it takes place outdoors, ziplining is most often thought of as a summer activity. However, ziplining in the winter provides a nice break from the heat. 

Luckily, in East Tennessee, the winters are fairly mild, meaning that the zipline season lasts longer. During the winter, you may see the peaks of the Smoky Mountains covered in snow, which certainly provides a breathtaking backdrop for the thrill of ziplining. 

Another advantage of taking a zipline tour in the winter is that because it is off peak season, you may be able to find special prices and deals. In addition, because less people travel in the winter, tours are unlikely to sell out, and you may enjoy smaller tour groups. 

Visiting Gatlinburg in the winter is an especially exciting time to visit the area. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are known for their festive offerings during the holiday season, and after your ...

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Preparing for a Zipline Tour

by Becky on November 11, 2010 66 Comments

Although the website for your zipline tour should have the information you need to prepare for your experience, it doesn't hurt to do some research on your own to make sure that you are ready for your tour. Keep these tips in mind as you plan for your zipline experience. 

--Wear appropriate attire. Remember that ziplining is an outdoor sport that can be strenuous. You want to wear clothing that will protect you from the ziplining and the atmosphere. Most tours recommend wearing at least a short-sleeve shirt and shorts, and if you are taking a tour in the winter, dress for warmth with a long-sleeve shirt, pants, and additional layers. Close-toed shoes are also important. 

--Monitor physical health. As a strenuous activity, ziplining is not recommended for those who may suffer from back injuries or any other issues that could be aggravated by participating. Also, pregnant women are ...

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Zipline Lingo

by Becky on November 10, 2010 13 Comments

For novice zipliners, wading through all of the specific zipline terms and descriptions can feel like trying to break a code. Knowing some of the equipment names and zipline features will help you de-mystify zipline tours and descriptions and pick the tour that is best for you.

Zipline: The most essential element of any tour is the zipline. Basically, it consists of a line strung between two trees that you are suspended from as you zip down the line.

Canopy Tour: Although a canopy tour and zipline tour can be the same thing, "canopy tour" usually refers to a tour that takes place in the forest canopy with the ziplines taking you from tree top to tree top.

Harness: When ziplining, a harness is essential. The most common harnesses are a traditional harness or a chair harness. The harness is connected to the cable and pulley system suspended from the ...

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Why Zipline in Gatlinburg?

by Becky on November 5, 2010 25 Comments

With all of the great zipline options in exotic locales like Costa Rica and Thailand, you may wonder why Gatlinburg has become such a popular outdoor adventure activity destination. However, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains is a great place to plan to zipline for a number of reasons.

  1. Convenient Location: Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are located in East Tennessee. Knoxville and Chattanooga are within short drives of Gatlinburg, and each city offers an airport, lodging options, and activity options. In addition, Nashville is also just a couple hours away.
  2. Great Vacation Spot: The Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area is already known as a great vacation spot for families, groups, couples, and anyone who is looking for a great vacation. You can find shows (like Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede), a theme park (Dollywood), and outdoor activities. In addition, because it is such a popular destination, you can find a variety of ...
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