Pigeon River Canopy Tours

Pigeon River Canopy Tours- Wildwater

Pigeon River Canopy Tours- Wildwater

Wildwater Canopy Tour over the Pigeon River

Ziplining near Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Tennessee

Pigeon River Canopy Tours is the ONLY Zipline Canopy Tour that soars over the Big Pigeon River, near Gatlinburg!  Ziplining in the Tennessee Smokies has never been this much fun!  Enjoy a soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by a gradual elevation change in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
This attraction in the Asheville, Knoxville, Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg area includes zips that fly you beside, above and across the Pigeon River and back to your starting point at heights up to 120 feet above the river.  Tours run rain or shine.  Combine this with a Pigeon River rafting trip and/or Jeep® tour for a full day of activities.  Be sure to add lunch to your days activities at the Pigeon River Dog House!

Must be 10 or older; 70 pounds minimum and 250 pounds maximum for Canopy Tours.

Waterfall Gorge Canopy Tour

This canopy tour takes visitors deep into a Smoky Mountain Creek Gorge exposing a lush forest of ferns, wildflowers, towering trees, rock cliffs, a cascading waterfall and moss covered boulder gardens.  Allow 3 hours, smaller groups might complete the course faster.  The Waterfall Gorge Canopy Tour includes:

  • Training and practice on easier ziplines first – Ground School
  • 12 zipline sections between elevated platforms & treetop decks
  • 4 tree top “sky bridges” viewing the Tennessee Smoky Mountains from new heights
  • The “Cliff Hanger” platform perched on a 100’ rock cliff
  • Scenic Smoky Mountain Creek cascades
  • 2 Pigeon River crossings including the Highline, a 1300′ long & 120′ high final zip
  • Over 15 scenic and historic acres of flying area launching from the Wildwater Pigeon.

Pigeon River Canopy Tours Course Map

River Ziplines Tour

This zipline experience gives you a great introductory sampling of adventure ziplining without the commitment of the full course.  Allow 2 hours, smaller groups might complete the course faster.  The River Ziplines Tour includes:

  • Training and practice on easier ziplines first – Ground School
  • 7 zip line sections through the trees from elevated platforms
  • 2 Pigeon River crossings including the Highline, a 1300′ long & 120′ high final zip
  • 3 tree top “sky bridges” viewing the Tennessee Smoky Mountains from new heights
  • Over 9 scenic and historic acres of flying area all within the setting of Wildwater Pigeon.

Pigeon River Canopy Tours Course Map

All flyers will need to arrive wearing shirts, longer shorts or pants and closed toed shoes (required).  Tours run rain or shine so please dress appropriately for the weather.  Harness seats will wrap around your upper thigh, shoulders and waist so collared shirts and pants will be more comfortable.  You will be wearing a helmet, so ball caps are not recommended.  Long hair must be tied back and secured.  Please leave your cell phones in the car.

Each participant is provided with state of the art equipment including helmets, full body harnesses, trolley, gloves and tether lines.  2 Canopy Rangers per group. All Canopy Tour Rangers are trained by an accredited ACCT Vendor and all courses are built and inspected to ACCT standards to provide safety and fun.

All flyers must be in reasonably good physical condition.  Multiple stair climbs are required for both tours.  Please do not participate if you are pregnant.  Chronic back or shoulder injuries should consult a physician.  No hard or soft casts.  Flyers must be able to raise their arms over head to self regulate speed and braking.  Canopy Rangers will provide instructions for safety & back-up systems.

Facilities:  Enjoy breath taking views of the Smoky Mountains while visiting us at Wildwater in Hartford Tennessee.  Our facility is located in the middle of one of the most beautiful parts of Eastern Tennessee.

When you visit us you can also enjoy rafting in Tennessee on the Pigeon River or a relaxing Jeep tour experiencing the heritage of this area.  The Wildwater facility offers a clean shower house, two cozy shops to browse through, and our very own Pigeon River Dog House where you can enjoy a delicious lunch or afternoon snack.  We have two pavillions to enjoy a  picnic style lunch with your family and a volleyball court where you can have a friendly game.  Come for the day, we have something for everyone!!

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Details & Requirements

Min Age/Weight Range:  10 years and 70 lbs to 250 lbs.  Weight variations effect momentum when zipping.

Reservations:  Reservations are required and can be made online or by contacting Wildwater at 866-319-8870 or booking online.

Intensity Level: No previous experience needed.  Fully guided tour

Trip Length: Approximately 3 hours

Equipment Furnished: Helmet, safety harness, gloves

Clothing: Closed Toe Shoes Required

Season:  Early March – Late November


River Zipline Tour
Individual   $65.95  Group $59

Waterfall Gorge Tour
Individual   $85.95  Group  $77

Visit our Pigeon Pricing page to find prices for all Pigeon activities.

*Plus taxes and fees


Combine 2 or more adventure activities and SAVE!  Choose from some of our other Wildwater Pigeon Packages.

Pigeon Area Lodging

Jackson Mountain Home, Inc.- Gatlinburg, TN (800) 473-3163
Aunt Bug’s Log Cabin Rentals– Pigeon Forge, TN (866) AUNT BUG
Clarion Inn & Suites Gatlinburg – Gatlinburg, TN (865) 436-5656
Timber Tops Luxury Log Cabins– Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, TN (877) 549-6775
Other Pigeon Area Lodging

Location & Directions

Wildwater Pigeon & Pigeon River Canopy  Tours
3555 Hartford Rd.
Hartford, TN 37753
Reservations #: 866-319-8870
Local #: 423-487-3307
GPS Coordinates: 35 49′ 10 N 083 08′ 53 W

Wildwater Pigeon & Pigeon River Canopy Tours is located at exit 447 in Hartford, Tennessee (Hartford Road). Turn right on Hartford Road. The Rafting Center is 1/2 mile west of the gas station. Please check your map to confirm driving routes.

***Internet mapping and some car GPS systems do not give the correct directions to some of our rural locations.  Please have a copy of our directions as your primary source or as a backup.

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