Best Ziplines in Gatlinburg
Pigeon Forge & Sevierville, TN

How to Choose?  How are They Different?
Gatlinburg Area Zipline Comparison

 2 people ziplining through the trees

So you want to go ziplining in the Smoky Mountains?

Congratulations because you are in for a treat! 

But there are many different choices, so

Which One is the Best for You?

I have checked them all out and I'm going to tell you what each one has to offer and how they are each unique so you can pick the best one for you!

I'll tell you about 6 things about each zipline tour:

  1. How Many Lines

  2. Length of Lines

  3. How High Up You Will Be

  4. Speed

  5. Scenery

  6. Unique Features

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"Ziplines at a Glance" 

Below, I will tell you about what each zipline features,

 and you can decide which one is your favorite!

(Not in any specific order- You choose which one is right for you

or your group!)

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Sign for Five Oaks Adventure Park ziplines, Sevierville, TN
Park Map for Five Oaks Adventure Park in Sevierville, TN
  1. How Many - 7 unique ziplines

  2. Total Length - Up to 2,500 feet long each line

  3. Height - 150-200 ft high off the ground

  4. Speed - Up to 50 Mph

  5. Scenery - City, park, forest, tree canopies and mountain views

  6. What's unique - Dual (side by side) racing lines, Tandem ziplining for kids 3 and up years old can zip with an adult. 

  • Ages 7+ (kids 3 and up can tandem zip with adult)

  • Weight limits 60-270 lbs

  • Call 877-287- 6946

  • or 877-741-8070

Five Oaks Adventure Park also offers horseback riding and ropes courses.

Check Availability for:

7-Line Zip Experience at Adventure Park

6-Line Zip at Night

2.)  Legacy Mountain
800 Legacy Vista Drive, Sevierville, TN

Ziplining girl at Legacy Mountian Ziplines, Pigeon Forge, TN
Legacy Mountain zipliner
  1. How Many - 7 unique ziplines

  2. Total Length - 13,000 total feet of line

  3. Height - 500 feet above the ground

  4. Speed - up to 50 mph

  5. Scenery - Forest, tree canopies and mountain views, cabin and resort views

  6. What's unique - One of the longest in the USA (3,400 feet)  ACCT Certified - Dual Line Construction, majestic mountain views, Won USA Today's "Best Aerial Adventure Park" 2021

  • Ages 7+ Riders under 16 must be accompanied by adult, ask about tandem rides

  • Weight limits 60 - 275 lbs

  • 888-869-0289

This zipline is located right at Legacy Mountain Resort.

Click here if you'd like to see cabins at Legacy Mountain Cabin Resort, just down the road from Pigeon Forge.

Check Availability for:

7-Zipline Experience at Legacy Mountain

3.) Wahoo 
605 Stockton Drive, Sevierville, TN

Man on Wahoo Ziplines, Sevierville, TN
Zipliner starts out at Wahoo Ziplines, Sevierville TN, mountain view
  1. How Many - 6 lines

  2. Total Length - 2 miles (10,560 feet)

  3. Height - 40 - 250 feet above the ground

  4. Speed - up to 40 mph

  5. Scenery - Forest, tree canopies, cabin and mountain views

  6. What's unique - Side by side lines, they say they have best prices and they were the 1st zipline to open in the Smokies.

  • Ages 5 and up

  • 865-366-1111

  • Weight limit - 275lbs

Ride up to the top. Walking trails between zips!

4.) Wears Valley Zipline
1911 Wears Valley Rd., Sevierville, TN

Wears Valley Zipline Adventure logo and person ziplining with mountains in background.
Wears Valley Zipline Adventure logo and person ziplining with mountains in background.
  1. How Many - 8 lines

  2. Total Length - Choose up to 1.5 miles (7,600 ft.)

  3. Height - Varies, up to 300 ft. high

  4. Speed - Varies

  5. Scenery - Forest, tree canopies, mountains

  6. What's unique - Views of Mt. LeConte and Smoky Mountain National Park

  • Ages 5 and up, age 5-7 must ride tandem with guide

  • Weight limit - 275 lbs

  • 865-428-1545

5.) Anakeesta Dueling Ziplines
576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN

Anakeesta dueling zipline_edited.jpg
Anakeesta Dueling zip_edited.jpg
  1. How Many - 3 lines

  2. Total Length - over 2,600 feet total line

  3. Height - 40 - 60 feet high

  4. Speed - varies

  5. Scenery - Forest, tree canopies, mountain views, Anakeesta Park views, Treetop Skywalk views 

  6. What's unique - Zipline is within Anakeesta, and high above Gatlinburg. 50 ft. rappels are included. Dueling, side-by-side (race a friend) zipline. Won 2021 "Best of Pigeon Forge" for Zipline category.

  • Must be both 7 years old and 70lbs.

  • Weight limits between 70 - 270lbs 

  • Under 18 must have parent or guardian sign

  • 865-325-2400 extension 0

Anakeesta is a full amusement/theme park, including mountain coaster, chondolas, gardens, restaurants, splash pad, kid's treehouse playgrounds and more. In order to zipline, you must enter the park and ride up the mountain.

6.) Jayell Ranch Ziplines
1131 Jayell Rd., Sevierville, TN

Girl waving on a zipline in Pigeon Forge, TN, Jayell Ziplines
View of Jayell Zipline in Pigeon Forge, TN
  1. How Many - 6 lines

  2. Total Length - 2 miles (10,560 feet) total line

  3. Height - up to 350 ft high

  4. Speed - varies

  5. Scenery - Mountain view, wide open spaces, views of horses, tree canopies

  6. What's unique - Zip through a 60-foot barn tunnel! Includes one of the longest lines in the Smokies (3,500 ft) "Half Zip" available for smaller 3 lines.

  • Ages 2 and up

  • Weight limit 275 lbs

  • 865-776-1593

Jayell Ranch also offers horseback riding and ATV tours, UTV tours, a large slide and aviary and monkeys.

7.) Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park
3757 Thomas Lane, Sevierville, TN

Foxfire Mountain Zipliner waves, waterfall, swinging rope bridge
Zipliner looks down at mountains and scenic view, Foxfire Adventure Park, Sevierville, TN

Foxfire Waterfall Canopy Tour​

  1. How Many - 7 Lines

  2. Length - varies by line, approximately 3-4 miles total line

  3. Height - approximately 200 ft high

  4. Speed - varies

  5. Scenery - Mountains, valleys, creeks, tree canopies and a waterfall

  6. What's unique - The only zipline that goes over a waterfall and has 2 skybridges, automatic braking systems

  • Must be 7 years old and up

  • Weight limits 45 - 265 lbs

  • 865-774-0727

Foxfire Goliath

  1. How Many - 5 lines

  2. Length - over 1/3 mile

  3. Height - 500 feet high

  4. Speed - up to 55 mph

  5. Scenery - Forest, rivers, creek, valleys, mountains

  6. What's unique - Says it's the longest, highest, fastest in the Smokies, State-of-the-art "ZipStop" braking

  • Must be 10 years old and up

  • Weight limits 100 - 250 lbs

  • 865-774-0727

Foxfire Mountain also offers ATV tours, hiking, cider house, rock climbing wall, wishing bridge and glamping and more.

8.) Climb Works
155 Branam Hollow Rd., Gatlinburg, TN

Climbworks Logo with mountians and zipline - Gatlinbhurg, Smoky Mountains, TN
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Treetop Experience

  1. How Many - 9 single lines

  2. Length - 5,100 total feet of line

  3. Height - 600 feet high

  4. Speed - varies

  5. Scenery - Mountains, forest, tree canopies

  6. What's unique - Considered easier of the 2 options.  200 feet of skybridges, hear about biology of the Smoky Mountains

Mountaintop Experience

  1. How Many - 6 side by side lines

  2. Length - 5,900 total feet of line

  3. Height - 1,000 feet high

  4. Speed - varies

  5. Scenery - Mountains, forest, tree canopies

  6. What's unique - Considered easy-moderate. 3 staircases, 700 feet of skybridges, hear about Smoky Mountain history, 1 rappel, self-regulating brake system so you don't have to worry.

 

  • Both tours, must be 7 years old and up

  • Weight limits between 250-270 lbs, depending on height

  • Height limit 6'8", and under 70lbs will be required to ride tandem

  • 865-325-8116

Climbworks was voted best zipline in Tennessee 8 years in a row

Check Availability for

2-Hour Mountaintop Zipline at Climb Works 

9.) Smoky Mountain Ziplines
509 Mill Creek Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN

Smokly Mountains Ziplines sign and truck taking zipliners up to the top of the mountain, TN
Zipliner with mountain view, Smoky Mountains, TN
  1. How Many - 7 lines

  2. Length - 4,200 feet of line

  3. Height - over 150 feet high

  4. Speed - 25 - 40 mph

  5. Scenery - Forest, tree canopies, mountains

  6. What's unique - Minimal walking, 1 controlled descent rappel, views of Great Smoky Mountain National Park

  • Must be 8 years old and up

  • Weight limits 60-275 lbs.

  • 865-429-9004

1.) Adventure Park Ziplines
1628 Parkway, Sevierville, TN

 
infographic for "Ziplines at a Glance", smoky mountain zipline guide
Chart that shows zipline comparison by height in the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg TN area

~Helpful Tips~

  • Don't forget to bring some cash to tip your guides! 

  • Be sure your camera is strapped on tight, companies are not responsible for dropped or lost items

  • Take a water bottle that hooks to your beltloop, you may get thirsty

  • Most tours do not have bathrooms along the way, so "go" before you go

  • Some tours require more walking than others. If this is an issue, be sure to ask ahead of time

  • Check the weather forecast before going and be aware of your tour's weather policies

  • Read the tour's dress code and don't forget sunscreen

  • Relax and have fun!

 

 

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