High-flying adventure on Tennesse’s Zip Lines


TENNESSEE: Ziplining. It’s a glorious feeling.

From a higher elevation starting point — which can be a country side setting or an urban landscape — you are attached to a harness which is attached to a line (longer or shorter depending on location). Even as you take a first deep breath, you are airborne, gliding over the countryside in the adventure of a lifetime.

Some zip lines are mixed with long aerial walkways that connect from tree to tree or platform to platform — or both. Safety gear is key: helmets, harnesses, safety lines … it all works to protect you through the adventure of a lifetime.

It might surprise you to know just how many ziplines are up and running in Tennessee. Weather you want a springtime glide or a fall foliage tour from an entirely new perspective, ziplines are just the ticket.

CLIMB Works Canopy in Gatlinburgsurrounded on three sides by the Smoky Mountain National Park, gives you a bird’s eye view of what makes the Smokies so unique. We start off by taking you on a fun four-wheel adventure to the top of the mountain and once you take that first step onto our beautifully constructed tour your feet won’t touch the ground for the next 2 1/2 hours. For the daring ones now is the time to explore, as you’ll be zipping over ravines, streams, trees, wildlife, and gorgeous views of the National Park. Your tour will consist of 13 unique adventures up in the canopy of the trees. While learning about nature you will also be overcoming your fears as you make your way over 9 different zip lines, 3 canopy sky bridges, and a fun unique surprise at the end. For information call  or visit CLIMB Works Canopy online.

Adventureworks Music City Ziplines at Nashville Fontanel offers Zippers sail through a canopy course in the Fontanel forest on steel cables among eight zip lines which vary in length from 200 to 900 feet. Adventureworks is located at 4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189. Call (615)-724-1600 or visit
Adventureworks Music City Ziplines at Nashville FontanelTreetop Adventure Park at Nashville Shores offers an aerial adventure course set in the beautiful woods of Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort featuring 100 exciting and challenging obstacles including suspended bridges, 10 zip lines, cargo nets, ladders, Tarzan jumps, and many other thrilling elements. Come on your own, bring a group or the whole family for a unique bonding experience, of have a party or event. Take a journey and explore the outdoors like never before. Located just 10 miles from downtown Nashville. Treetop Adventures is located at 4001 Bell Road, in Nashville. Call  615-889-7050 x215 or visit them Treetop Adventure Park at Nashville Shores online.


Go Ape Treetop Adventure at Shelby Farms Park is set within a gorgeous pine forest and borders Pine Lake, one of the park’s 20+ bodies of water. More than just a canopy tour, the course is made up of numerous rope ladders, 41 exciting crossings to include the Log Swing, High Tibetan Bridge, Flying Carpet, Yamazoe Steps, 2 Tarzan swings and 6 zip lines, 5 of which take you soaring across Pine Lake at birdseye view. Six individual sections lay within the course, each section taking you higher into the forest canopy and finishing with a zip line more exciting than the previous one! Zip Lines #2, #3, #4 and #5 are all well over 450 feet in length and the entire course consists of over 2,500 feet worth of zip lines! Go Ape is located at 500 North Pine Lake Drive, in Memphis. For more information, call (800) 971-8271 or visit them online at
Go Ape Treetop Adventure – Shelby Farms Park.

Check out the full range of Tennessee zip line adventure at Tennessee Zip Lines online website.


About Author

Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 45 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. In "retirement," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costumer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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