You must be at least 7 years old to participate.
If you are under 70 lbs and at least 7 years old, you can still participate but you may be required to ride tandem with a guide or another lightweight sibling. Please inform us of any lighter participants in your party upon making the reservation so we can make arrangements.
270 lbs (for heights 5′ 10″ and over) and 250 lbs (for heights under 5′ 10″); No one over 6′ 8″ can participate.
Everyone must wear closed-toed shoes.
No Chacos or Five Finger shoes.
We recommend you be in moderately good health.
You are able to stand on your feet for 3 hours, and comfortable walking half a mile on even terrain. We strongly discourage from participating anyone that has recurring injuries, recent surgeries, or difficulty lifting your legs to your waist.
You will NOT be required to “hand brake”
You will also not be required to drag yourself over spans of cable. Our carefully designed course, innovative brake, and expert staff will take care of you from start to finish. You just have to worry about having a great time.
Everyone must sign a participant form.
Those under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the participant form.
Participants under 18.
Participants must be at least 15 years old to zipline without having an adult accompany them on the tour. Participants ages 7-14 must have an adult go on the tour with them.
There is no smoking
Smoking is not permitted once you get into the harness.
Individuals Who CANNOT Participate
Those that are pregnant.
Those that suffer from medical conditions that require immediate attention.
Those that have existing or recurring injuries or have recently had major knee, back, or leg surgeries.
Those under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or anything else that impairs judgement.
Those with serious mental or physical handicaps or disorders that would not enable them to complete the mental and physical tasks that happen throughout the tour.
For any questions regarding if you or someone in your party should or should not participate, please give us a call at 865-325-8116.
Zipline TourMost Popular
$ 89per person
2.5-hour guided tour
9 world-class ziplines
3 sky bridges
Panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park
ATV ride to the top
True treetop educational tour
$ 89per person
Same as our standard tour except
you start in the light and end in the dark!
Open only during peak season
Combine ziplining with mountain biking and/or whitewater rafting (rafting available March 1st) for the ultimate Smokies adventure and save up to $30 per person. CLIMB Works and Smoky Mountain Outdoors let you package 2 or all 3 activities together for a better rate and a better vacation. Activities can be done on separate days but must be booked together in order to get the package discount.
Zip, Bike Package
Zip, Raft Package
Zip, Bike, Raft Package
Looking for a way to increase camaraderie, team-building, or just a really fun activity? The activities we offer are great for teams, corporate groups, church groups, wedding parties, family reunions, school groups, scouts, etc. The rates are:
• 8+ people: 10% off (year-round)
• 19+ people: 15% off (*seasonal)
• 28+ people: 20% off (*seasonal)
• 46+ people: 25% off (*seasonal)
*Seasonal Group Discounts only apply during the following times:
• April 15 – May 31 (Excludes Saturday on Memorial Day weekend)
• August 15 – March 15 (Excludes Saturday on Labor Day weekend, Saturdays in October, week of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s)
For cancellations 48 hours before your scheduled tour you will receive a full refund or we will reschedule your visit. Under 48 hours all reservations are considered final and no refund will be given. Much preparation is required and expenses are incurred to accommodate each scheduled tour and due to limited space others have likely been turned away for your tour time. Please notify us as soon as possible if changes need to be made with your reservation.
Remember our zip line tours will operate rain or shine. All cancellations due to weather will be the decision of the CLIMB Works staff, and are generally caused by thunderstorms, heavy rains, or high winds. If this happens we will do our best to contact you before and reschedule or provide a voucher for another time. If you are unable to attend another time a full refund will be given.
The Two Top-Rated Attractions in the Smokies Have Teamed Up
CLIMB Works and Smoky Mountain Outdoors let you package 2 or all 3 activities together for a better rate and a better vacation. Save $15-$30 per person.
If our math is correct then you have 4 package options. Although activities need to be booked and purchased together in order to get the discount, activities can be done on separate days. Packages can be booked online or you can give us call.
*prices shown are before tax
Dress appropriately for weather.
Comfortable clothes are recommended. Rain can come and go very quickly so we recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting a little wet.
You may bring a camera or GoPro
ONLY if it is secured somehow with a strap or otherwise. CLIMB Works also takes photos of you ziplining available for purchase.
Glasses and sunglasses can be worn.
If you plan on taking them off we recommend having a strap.
Items such as inhalers, nitroglycerine pills, or epi-pens.
Bring something to pull back long hair.
Including long necklaces and hoop earrings are not allowed.
We do not allow unsecured items
Items such as phones, keys, water bottles, etc that can fall out while ziplining. This is for the safety of those working or traveling under our zip lines and platforms.
Short shorts, dresses, skirts, swimsuits, and baggy clothes
These are not recommended.
Backpacks or fanny packs
are not recommended unless for medication. Water stations will be available to you throughout the tour.
Leave valuable items at home.
We can hold onto your phone and car keys behind the front desk. Everything else must be left in the car.
We are not responsible for lost items. If you have any questions regarding what you should or shouldn’t bring, give us a call at 865-325-8116.
Nervous? Don’t Be.
We follow and exceed all industry safety standards set by ACCT and ANSI. Safety is always our first priority and we have the track record to prove it. So if you are nervous – don’t be. Throughout your tour you will always be safely secured and our trained guides will take care of all equipment transfers to hook you up to the zip line and other parts of the course. You’re in good hands.
Is it safe for first-timers?
Absolutely. Our trained staff takes care of you from start to finish and takes care of all necessary safety operations. Also, we use the best in zip line braking, the ZIPKEA, which eliminates riders having to “hand-brake” or drag themselves over spans on cable. For more information on ZIPKEA, visit www.zipkea.com.
CLIMB Works’ background is in safety training and has years worth of professional training experience.
Each of our trained guides that will take you through your tour has undergone thorough and extensive safety training; we also require ongoing training to maintain a high level of safety. These trainings include basic safety techniques and protocol to advanced rescue scenarios.
Each of our guides is First Aid and CPR certified.
Course Design and Construction
CLIMB Works builds zipline tours all over the country. To go above and beyond the industry safety standards, we team up with structural engineers, professional arborists, and other industry professionals. With years of experience in course design, construction, training and inspection, we lead the industry in innovative safety practices.
By eliminating “hand-braking,” we have taken the safety issue of speed regulation out of the hands of participants and put it into the hands of experts.
Every part of our course has built-in redundancies for added security.
All equipment used complies with and exceeds industry standards, and is inspected before and after each use.
Ziplining is actually really easy and doesn’t require any special strength. Most people have no problems participating; we have 7 year olds to 90 year olds. We do recommend being able to stand for 2.5 hours and being physically able to lift your knees to your waist. See Requirements for more information.
Yes. Reservations are very strongly encouraged. We will do our best to accommodate walk-ins but there is no guarantee there will be openings. During busy seasons it is recommended to make a reservation at least 5 days in advance to ensure you reserve your preferred time. We are closed on Sundays.
Weight limit: 270 lbs (5′ 10″ and over); 250 lbs (under 5′ 10″)
We strongly discourage from participating anyone that has recurring injuries, recent surgeries, or difficulty lifting your legs to your waist.
By far one of the best activities we've ever done.Rachel, TripAdvisor
If I could give this place 100 stars I would.Danielle, Yelp
The most fun I've ever had in Gatlinburg!Gary, Google