The Great Outdoors

Cades Cove

Cades Cove is the most visited part of the Park - and for good reason. An 11-mile one-way loop road winds through the valley, with stops at preserved pioneer structures. A visitor's center with pioneer exhibits, a 5-mile hike to Abrams Falls, abundant wildlife, campgrounds, bike rentals, spectacular foliage in autumn, and facilities for horseback riding all make Cades Cove a complete visitor's sampler of all the Park has to offer. Plan on spending the day - pack a lunch.

State Parks & National Forests

Besides the National Park, there are many state and federally run recreation centers around the Smokies. From historic areas like Fort Loudon to Olympic sites on the Ocoee River, you can learn a lot about the Smokies from visiting these various destinations. Camping, hiking, boating and every other outdoor recreation can be found everywhere in the Smoky Mountain Area.

Adventure Park Ziplines

Choose from 2-, 7-, or 9-line canopy tours where you can zipline up to 50 mph through trees, over streams, and viewing beautiful mountain scenes. Check out the city lights sprinkled throughout the Great Smoky mountains as you zipline up to 50mph on their nighttime attraction.
(Available June 15th through August 15) Reservation Recommended.
1628 Parkway Sevierville, TN 37862
Call 865-453-8644 or visit their website for more info

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

With over one mile of track, the first alpine coaster in the southern US provides a scenic route as you travel at speeds up to 27 mph.
867 Wears Valley Road Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Call 865-365-5000 or visit their website for more info

Legacy Mountain Premier Ziplining

This zipline experience spans 400 acres of smoky mountain terrain, taking you on a tour involving 3 rope bridges, an ATV ride, breathtaking views, and journeys between mountain tops on 4.5 miles of zip line cables.
2431 Upper Middle Creek Road Sevierville, TN 37876
Call 865-774-3330 or visit their website for more info

Five Oaks Horseback Riding

With 60 horses on site and 70 acres of pioneer trails, the entire family can come saddle up and enjoy a scenic ride through the Smokies.
1630 Parkway Sevierville, TN 37862
Call 888-353-4926 or visit their website for more info

River Romp - Tubing in the Smokies

A family owned attraction, River Romp sends you rollin’ down the river under the sun with your feet in the water watching the beautiful scenery pass you by.
1980 Pittman Center Road Sevierville, TN 37862
Call 865-774-5994 or visit their website for more info


This Smoky Mountain adventure company offers zipline adventures and mountain biking tours.
155 Branam Hollow Rd Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Call 865-325-8116 or visit their website for more info

Xtreme Racing Center

Race around hairpin turns and straightaways on the longest track in the area in World Championship ‘Sodi’ Racing Karts at speeds up to 40 mph.
3144 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Call 865-774-7006 or visit their website for more info

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Covering over 500,000 acres, the Great Smoky Moutain National Park features hundreds of miles of hiking trails, shorter nature trails, fishing streams, magnificent waterfalls, and wildlife.  It is visited by over 10 million travelers annually, making it the most popular park in the system.
1420 Little River Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Call 865-436-1200 or visit their website for more info