ROPE CLIMBING IN THE SMOKIES IS A
CHALLENGING OUTDOOR ACTIVITY
Rope climbing is a fun adventure and is a great exercise opportunity. "After a thorough safety training, you can choose your own path as you maneuver across dangling bridges, swinging grape vines, hanging cargo nets, ziplines, and much, much more. The easier challenges are closer to the ground (15-20 ft high), and the most exciting challenges are on the second level (30-40 ft high)," says AdventureWorks in the Pigeon Forge / Sevierville area.
You can also experience a 5 lane 60 foot climbing course at Foxfire Mountain. At Rafting in the Smokies, you can choose from 12 different activities across 4 different skill levels, including balance beams, climbing nets, rope bridges. (Image courtesy of Rafting in the Smokies)
The Adventure Tree Tops Ropes Course attraction near Pigeon Forge is separated into two zones that guests can navigate at their own pace.
Standing 50 feet tall, visitors will climb 4 stories of ropes as they encounter over 50 different obstacles and activities; including swinging steps, lily pads, a tremor bridge and more at WonderWorks in PIgeon Forge.
The Island at PIgeon Forge has two different courses for you to choose from. One course, called Sky Tykes, is for anyone less than 48” tall who seeks a challenge, but may prefer to be just a little bit closer to the ground. For adults or children wanting a little bigger challenge, there is a three-story Sky Trail Explorer course.
When rope climbing, you will be most comfortable wearing long shorts. The fabric 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. Sneakers or water shoes are recommended.