Ziplining at Adventure Park provides the thrill of a lifetime as you soar along solid steel cables at speeds reaching nearly 50 miles per hour! Before you visit us for a canopy tour, check out these seven things you probably didn’t know about ziplining in the Smoky Mountains:
1. Nearly Everyone Can Enjoy a Zipline Adventure
Adventure Park’s zipline tour is designed for anyone who is over the age of three, but even children this young can tandem ride with one of our experienced guides! Any child older than six can zipline alone as long as they are accompanied by an adult during their entire time at our park. Even senior citizens can enjoy a canopy tour as long as participants are considered to be in average health condition with no back or heart problems. The only other requirement is that guests weigh between 70 and 270 pounds due to the restrictions of the zipline itself. Children under 70 pounds who meet the age requirement can ride with a guide.
2. You Can Zipline If You are Afraid of Heights
At Adventure Park, we specialize in helping visitors overcome their fears. With our state of the art safety measures and friendly staff, even the most nervous guests can enjoy a canopy tour. You will have two expert guides with you on each line, and you will be double clipped to a steel cable that is more than a half inch thick. In addition, you will be attached to a safety line the entire time. The highest point of the course is 65 feet off the ground, but the average height is just 35 feet.
3. Ziplining Is Not Just a Daytime Activity
Although Adventure Park’s zipline tour is an adrenaline rush during the daylight hours, our course can also be enjoyed at night! Imagine soaring across one of our ziplines as you look down to see the magnificent glow of the city lights. Our Zip at Night program runs during the summer months, so be sure to call ahead to find out when our nighttime tours begin for the season.
4. You Can Zipline in the Rain
Guests can safely enjoy Adventure Park’s zipline tour in the rain! However, in the event of lightning or other severe weather conditions, our tour will not operate for the safety of our guests and staff. In these cases, we make every attempt to contact our guests who have booked a zipline adventure to inform them of the closure. Of course, if your adventure is cancelled due to inclement weather, we will gladly reschedule your tour or refund your money.
5. You Can Celebrate a Special Occasion on a Zipline
What could be more exciting that celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special event with a zipline tour? Just contact us in advance and we’ll help to make the most of your special occasion!
Some people might think that there will be a significant amount of walking between ziplines. However, at Adventure Park Ziplines, we transport you to the first tower aboard a Polaris ATV. The most amount of physical activity for guests is simply climbing up the 15 steps on the first tower and climbing down the 15 steps on the last tower!
7. There Is No Experience Necessary
Most of the guests that arrive to Adventure Park Zip Lines are actually experiencing ziplining for the very first time. Our professional guides will ensure that they provide you with a complete orientation session prior to a training session. Our goal is to make sure that you feel completely comfortable about your adventure and that you have a great time.
Visit our Gatlinburg Ziplines Video page to see what ziplining in the Smoky Mountains is like for yourself!