Ziplines were introduced to the Smokies in the early 2010s and remain one of the more exciting and unique attractions that you and your group can enjoy while staying in or near Wears Valley. A zipline is essentially a ride where you are secured to a pulley on an extremely long (and strong) rope that gives you the feeling of flying over the scenery with no car, cart or any anything around you except for the pulley mechanism carrying you across the ropes.
It’s the closest you get to flying and seeing the Smokies as only the birds saw it previously without having to go through the pain of growing wings and hollowing your bone structure!
Our preferred adventure provider for ziplines in Wears Valley is the aptly named Wears Valley Zipline Adventures. Here’s their information as provided by their website:
- 43 private unspoiled forested acres with unmatched views of Mount LeConte and the Smoky Mountain National Park.
- 5-Line Zipline Course:
Over a mile of cable. A total of over 5400 LF (lineal feet) of zipline, divided into 5 separate lines. The Line Lengths are 300′ up to 2000′ called the “Rollercoaster”.
- 6-Line Zipline Course:
Adds one more line. And increases the total length to 6200 LF.
- 8-Line Zipline Course: adds our two fastest lines. And increases the total length to 7600 LF (Nearly 1 ½ miles). This is the ultimate course in the area.
- One line alone is 2,000 LF long and 250 feet high.
- Gorgeous views of Mount LeConte and the Smoky Mountain National Park.
Visit Wears Valley Ziplines Adventures at https://www.wearsvalleyziplines.com