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Gatlinburg, TN is a paradise for nature lovers! Bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our charming city offers a variety of thrilling adventures that are fun for the whole family. To help you make the most of your next vacation, CLIMB Works has put together a handy guide to the top three outdoor activities in Gatlinburg TN.

1. ZipliningA man ziplining in the Smoky Mountains at CLIMB Works.

Ziplining is a phenomenal way to take in the majestic beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Located right across the street from the national park, the CLIMB Works zipline course boasts some of the very best views in the Southeast. Zipping high up in the trees allows a bird’s eye view of one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

CLIMB Works features nine state-of-the-art ziplines that each offer a completely unique experience. Our signature canopy tour also includes three gorgeous sky bridges and an exciting ATV ride up to the top of the course. When you participate in one of our zipline adventures, your feet won’t touch the ground for 2.5 hours!

All of our canopy tours are led by knowledgeable guides who will stick with you every step of the way. Absolutely no prior experience is needed to go ziplining; all you have to do is show up and have fun!

Mountain bikers riding The Curliest at CLIMB Works Smoky Mountains.2. Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is another one of the most popular outdoor activities in Gatlinburg TN. In addition to our exhilarating zipline course, CLIMB Works Smoky Mountains is home to an awesome biking trail. Known as “El Regis”, our trail is a scenic two-mile loop in the heart of the Smoky Mountains that you can ride as many times as you want. The course offers uphill, smooth flow, and downhill sections. A highlight of the trail is “The Curliest”, a spiraling wooden structure that is an absolute blast to bike down.

Guests are welcome to bring their own mountain bikes to CLIMB Works or they can rent one of our high-end Trek bikes. El Regis is perfect for both experienced and first-time mountain bikers. After riding the first loop with one of our experienced guides, the trail is then self-guided and can be completed as quickly or as slowly as guests desire.

3. White Water RaftingA family white water rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors.

Located 45 minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg, the Pigeon River is the third most rafted river in the United States! When you sign up for a white water rafting adventure with Smoky Mountain Outdoors, you’ll have the chance to conquer the Pigeon River’s thrilling class 3 and class 4 rapids.

Smoky Mountain Outdoors’ signature Upper Pigeon River rafting trip includes 6.5 miles of wet and wild fun, complete with big waves, huge drops, lots of surfing, and about 70 rapids. These incredible guided tours last around two hours and are available from early March through the beginning of September.

Combo Packages

CLIMB Works and Smoky Mountain Outdoors have teamed up to make these amazing outdoor activities in Gatlinburg TN even more affordable! When you sign up for one of our combo packages, you can enjoy all three activities for one low price. We also offer a variety of two-activity packages, so you can mix and match the adventures you’re most interested in. To start planning your getaway, check out all of our excellent Adventure Packages.