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.