Amusement, Attractions, Pigeon Forge, Staying Active

AdventureWorks

adventurepark-fun-smokies-upper-level Race across hanging bridges, fly on rope swings, and zip between the treetops on this Pigeon Forge obstacle course. Piece together your own adventure from any of the available activities, which range from easy, kid-friendly moves  just 15 feet (4.5 meters) off the ground to thrilling 40-foot tall (12 meter) obstacles.

Adventureworks Pigeon Forge

info@adventureworks.com

(865) 774-3296

Attractions, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Staying Active

4 of the Best Places to Go Ziplining in Gatlinburg TN

Want to get your adrenaline pumping on your vacation? What better way to get excitement in than to go ziplining in Gatlinburg TN! You’ll love racing through the trees at top speeds, feeling the wind on your face in the summer. Check out 4 of the best places to go ziplining in Gatlinburg TN on your vacation:

 

  1. CLIMB Works

 

Do you want to zipline with someone else to help you be brave? At CLIMB Works, they have a dual zipline where you can ride side by side with your friend or significant other down the mountain. If you’d rather ride alone, you can go on the treetops ziplines that include 9 ropes, 3 sky bridges and an ending that will surprise you! To get up to the beginning of the courses, you’ll ride an ATV up the mountain. You’ll love seeing the stunning view of the Great Smoky Mountains while you ride down! If you’re still craving adventure after you go ziplining, be sure to check out their mountain bike trail on a rental bike!

 

  1. Zipping in the Smokies

 

Zipping in the Smokies has a total of 2,400 feet of ziplines you’ll get to ride! You’ll come across 2 sky bridges where you can see awesome views of the Great Smoky Mountains terrain. The ziplines self-brake, ensuring your safety. You’ll be in a full body harness and helmet, attached to the cables with a carabiner. Once you’re done ziplining, you should go white water rafting or hang out in the picnic area to eat some snacks or a meal — you’ve earned it! This outpost is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, so get your summer fun in while you can!

 

  1. Anakeesta

 

Not only is Anakeesta a great place to see amazing mountain views, shop til you drop, and eat some delicious food, it is also great since it has ziplining! You can ride down the mountain with a friend or family member on the dual ziplines. You’ll be able to zip over 150 feet of zipline ropes  over the forest floor 50 feet in the air. Once you finish your ziplining adventure, you take a short trip back to the chondola station to ride back to the top where you can ride the Rail Runner, a mountain coaster, or check out the tree canopy walk and watch other people zipline!

 

  1. Zip Gatlinburg

 

Looking for a place that will accommodate anyone from 5 to 85 years old? Head over to Zip Gatlinburg, where you will ride 9 lines through the treetop canopy. You will also find 14 elements in the self-guided TreeTrek, which is sure to be fun! Guides help you at every step along the way, from walking to the next line to braking when you’re close to a sky bridge. They also offer ziplining in Gatlinburg TN off the dome at Pigeon Forge light #10 for a fantastic view of the Pigeon Forge Parkway. You definitely don’t want to miss it!
If adventure is in you, you’ll definitely want to go ziplining while you’re in town! Not sure what else you want to do in Gatlinburg or the surrounding cities? Take a look at all the other things to do in the Smoky Mountains!

Staying Active

Mountain Biking in Gatlinburg TN

climb-worksAny age, any level of rider could ride Climbworks Gatlinburg Mountain Biking Course. It’s built for everyone to enjoy.

The bikes are well maintained, and great models for general riders.

The trail is well laid out, can be fun for experienced riders, but very doable for beginners.

The uphill is a gradual climb (about a half a mile uphill), and before you realize it, you are at the top ready for the intense ride down. It’s well designed with many banked corners for maximum speed. The best part is the wooden loop that you think is at the bottom; however, there are still some intense curves that await you after that.

The loop is well designed for newcomers and experienced riders alike. Your speed determines how technical your ride will be and the track is nice and wide, with very few snags or rocks to trip you up. It was obvious how much thought went into creating the loop and the wooden spiral burm is a blast.

Staff are all very friendly.  They have plans to buy surrounding land and expand their biking. Well worth checking out if you’re in the area and need to bike, or just want to try it. The current loop is just shy of 2 miles long.

There website says you do not need to be in shape.  But, this is 3.5 -4 hours of mountain biking.  You definitely need coordination.

 

http://www.climbworks.com/smoky_mountains/mountain_biking#tab/pricing

865-325-8116

Staying Active

Pigeon Forge Community Center

I am an everyday exerciser, but I am afraid to go for an early morning jog with all the bears around.  I may be paranoid, but I feel better exercising indoors.  This is a center where you can go to exercise while staying in Pigeon Forge.  pigeon-forge-community-center

Experience everything the Pigeon Forge Community Center has to offer! This 86,000-square foot facility has it all, including basketball courts, jogging circuits, a walking track, aerobic rooms and a 10-lane bowling center. The community center also includes the Aquatic Center, which features an indoor and outdoor pool.

This facility is open to both visitors and residents. Daily, weekly or monthly passes are available for purchase.

Address – 170 Community Center Drive. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Web information – http://www.cityofpigeonforge.com/community-center.aspx