4 Ways to Get a Thrill Near Gatlinburg This Spooky Season

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4 Ways to Get a Thrill Near Gatlinburg This Spooky Season

Halloween is right around the corner which means costumes, trick-or-treating, and pumpkin carving. It also means chasing the thrill of jump scares, haunts, and excitement. If you’re visiting Gatlinburg this Spooky Season, make sure to add these four thrilling activities to your Halloween adventures.


Nantahala Gorge Zipline

Photo by Stephan Pruitt Photography

Experience the thrill of Spooky Season with an adrenaline-pumping adventure high in the treetops at one of our Pigeon River or Ocoee River Canopy Tours. Scream with excitement as you zip from treetop to treetop.

Scream with Excitement on a Canopy Tour

Hike to Devil’s Courthouse

Devil's Courthouse

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Located two hours from Gatlinburg, Devil’s Courthouse got its name from its sinister appearance and legend. The bare rock profile has contributed to many folk tales about the mountain. According to legend, within the mountain is a cave where the devil holds court. In Cherokee lore, this cave is the private dancing chamber and dwelling of Judaculla, a slant-eyed giant. Despite the spooky lore that surrounds this mountain, it is home to rare and delicate high-altitude flora. 

Hike to the Sinister Devil’s Courthouse

Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg

Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg

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If you’re visiting Gatlinburg during Spooky Season, taking a deep dive into the historic and forgotten stories of murder and chaos is a must! The Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg is a night-time walking tour of the city’s most historic and “haunted” places. During the tour you will hear tales of haunted hotels and buildings, stories of gruesome deaths, visit a spooky cemetery, and experience more of the unexplained and strange.

Book a Walking Tour 

Mysterious Mansion

Mysterious Mansion Gatlinburg

Photo by Gatlinburg Mysterious Mansion

If ziplining, a hike, or a ghost tour doesn’t get you screaming, then an evening at the Mysterious Mansion of Gatlinburg will sure do the trick. This “turn of the century” haunted mansion takes you through three stories of hidden passageways, winding staircases, and creepy dark corridors where you never know what’s waiting for you or behind you.

Get Spooked at the Mysterious Mansion