Zipline Tours with Rafting in the Smokies in Gatlinburg, TN

Rafting in the Smokies3595 Hartford RdHartford, TN 37735
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Offered by Rafting in the Smokies, Zipping in the Smokies offers a fun family adventure located in Hartford, Tennessee. Guests (ages five years and older) can enjoy viewing the 10-acre wooden island from high up in the air, featuring a total of six ziplines crossing two sky bridges. Guests can also enjoy amenities like barbecue grills, picnic tables, swings, nature trails and more.

up to 1 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • 6 ziplines and 2 sky bridges.
  • 150' swinging bridge.
  • Located in Hartford, TN.
  • Participants must be between 45 and 250 lbs.
  • Closed toe shoes required.
  • Allot 1 hour for tour.


from Zipping in the Smokies
Zipline presented by Rafting in the Smokies at Family Adventure Island, conveniently located right behind our river outpost in Hartford, TN.

Feel the anticipation growing as you cross our 150' swinging bridge to the breathtaking 10-acre wooded island in the middle of the Big Pigeon River. Soar through the air on 6 ziplines and 2 skybridges up to 60 feet off the ground for a total of 2400 feet long!

Safety First:
  • All participants are fitted with a full body harness and helmet
  • All participants receive thorough safety instruction
  • All tours are accompanied by well-trained adventure guides
  • All stairs and tower levels are equipped with safety rails

Clothing Requirements:
  • Capri pants or shorts that are at least mid-thigh in length, t-shirt, and closed toe shoes.
  • Due to harness placement, swimsuits and short shorts are not permitted.

For your safety, no drinks, alcoholic beverages or food are allowed on the trip. Rafting in the Smokies reserves the right to refuse anyone under the influence.

Ziplines and rafting excursions are located at the same location at river outpost where there are changing facilities, restrooms, and hot showers for your convenience.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zipping in the Smokies

Are there any weight restrictions?

Yes, you have to weigh between 45 and 250 lbs. to participate.

What do I need to wear for the Zipline?

The best thing to wear is long shorts or pants. The material will make the harness more comfortable against your skin. You must also wear shoes that are secure around your ankles: No flip-flops, Crocs, or bare feet please. We recommend sneakers or water shoes. We have changing facilities complete with hot showers, so you can easily transition between outdoor adventure activities.

How many ziplines are there?

There are six ziplines and two sky bridges. The lines are approximately 600 ft. long and are 40 to 60 ft. high. It will normally take one hour to complete the course.

How far are you from Gatlinburg?

Our River Outpost is located in Hartford (exit 447 off I-40) about a 30-40 minute scenic drive from Gatlinburg

What about inclement weather?

We operate the Zipline rain or shine — getting wet is half the fun! If there is lightning in the area, our Outpost Managers may delay until the storm has passed. We love liquid sunshine!

If I am pregnant can I go?


Do you have a minimum age for children?

Yes, children must be 5 years old and all participants must weigh at least 45 lbs.

What times are the Zipline available? Can I schedule it on the same day as my Rafting/Ropes Course?

The Zipline operates from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and it is in your best interest to schedule all activities on the same day in order to eliminate unnecessary travel time. Usually we can accommodate your preferred activity schedule.

Is there more to do than Ziplining?

There are lots of great outdoor activities to enjoy with us! We offer rafting and horseback riding (off-site). And while you’re visiting us take time to enjoy the picnic tables with BBQ grill, swings, bean bag toss game, swimming beach, and nature trail all on our Family Adventure Island accessed by a 150-ft swinging bridge.