Gatlinburg ziplines and canopy tours are the newest craze to hit Gatlinburg. It almost made our Top 5 Things to Do in Gatlinburg list, and it would have if it were suited for a more general audience. But, considering the Gatlinburg ziplines are a heart-pounding experience, it just isn’t for everyone. That being said, if you’re in good health and enjoy a little thrill-seeking, you will have a blast.
Gatlinburg Ziplines Info
What are Ziplines?
Ziplines are cables mounted on pulleys that, in Gatlinburg, are suspended from tree to tree. The zipliner slides down these cables via a safety harness which is attached to the cables. With most ziplines each “zip” brings you to a platform in a tree where you will then attach to the next zipline and repeat the process. Gatlinburg zipline tours, also known as canopy tours, have guides who go along to ensure the safety of the zipliners. Gatlinburg ziplines offer some incredible views of the Smokies and are an excellent means of exploring nature with a bird’s eye view.
Gatlinburg Ziplines Typical Requirements
- At least 8 years old
- Weigh between 70 and 300 lbs
- Be in good physical and mental health
- A signed waiver