Gatlinburg Outdoor Adventure | Gatlinburg, Tennessee | My Smoky Mountain Guide

Gatlinburg Outdoor Adventure

Gatlinburg is a great place to spend time outdoors. The beautiful mountain setting offers amazing hiking opportunities, great trout fishing, golf outings, and more. Gatlinburg outdoor adventure is for everyone!

Great Smoky Mountains National Park borders Gatlinburg. Many visitors to the park stay in Gatlinburg and venture into the park when the mood hits. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is less than 10 minutes from downtown, and is a great place to get away from the bustle of the city.

Fishing is a popular Gatlinburg outdoor adventure. The trout are amazing and people come from all over to try their hand at fly fishing.

No Gatlinburg outdoor adventure would be complete without hiking. Hundreds of trails surround Gatlinburg, inviting you to slide into your hiking boots and get going. The views are spectacular and hiking is one of the best ways we know to get into nature.

Reservation offices and outposts in Gatlinburg can assist you in planning your whitewater rafting adventure.

Discount Tickets

You may now purchase discount tickets for many of the outdoor adventures in Gatlinburg. When available, we are including a link in the descriptions below.

My Smoky Mountain Guide partners with Tripster to provide discounted tickets to many of the attractions in Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge. Save $1.00 to $25.00, or more, per ticket.


A Walk in the Woods | Gatlinburg, Tennessee | Gatlinburg Outdoor Adventure | My Smoky Mountain Guide

A Walk in the Woods

4413 Scenic Drive East
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-8283

Guided hikes and walking tours; guided backpacking adventures; driving tours; scouts, groups and classes; all adventures waiting to become lasting memories. Have fun in the Smokies! We are dedicated to raising environmental awareness through direct, positive experiences with nature.

Purchase tickets to Anakeesta Aerial Adventure Park | Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Purchase tickets to Anakeesta Aerial Adventure Park | Gatlinburg, Tennessee


576 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 325-2400

Anakeesta is an award-winning 70+ acre family theme park attraction. The Chondola rides takes you 600 feet to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain where you will have fantastic views of Gatlinburg. Enjoy the zipline, mountain coaster, treehouse adventure, treetop skywalk, and gem mining. Shop at the magical Firefly Village among the treetops. Eat delicious desserts, East Tennessee BBQ, or take in the breathtaking views from the bar at Cliff Top. And when you just want to relax in a chair or take a walk in the forest – we have that too! Get tickets in advance and you won’t have to wait in line!


Bent Creek Golf Course | Gatlinburg, Tennessee | Gatlinburg Outdoor Adventure | My Smoky Mountain Guide

Bent Creek Golf Resort

3919 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-3947

A par 72 course rated by Southern Living Travel Guide as one of the “Top Fifty Golf Courses in the South.” The meandering mountain stream, a front nine valley floor, and a back nine mountain course combine to make your day both relaxing and challenging. AND… it was designed by Gary Player (three-time Masters and British Open Championship winner). Don’t get this close to the mountains without your golf clubs!


CLIMBWORKS Smoky Mountains

CLIMBWORKS Smoky Mountains

155 Branam Hollow Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 325-8116

Like to soar? The higher views and longer lines on our dual-line Mountaintop Zipline Tour give you an experience like none other. Five dual zip lines, four aerial walking bridges, a platform to rappel from, and an ATV adventure to the top of the mountain could well be the best 2 hours of the day. Soar from tree to tree in the Treetop Zipline Tour. Nine ziplines, sky bridges, a controlled rappel, and an ATV to the top are included in this 2-2.5 hour tour. No wonder CLIMBWORKS is the No. 1 rated zipline in Tennessee for 9 years in a row.


Fly Fishing The Smokies

Fly Fishing The Smokies

1420 Fighting Creek Gap Road (not a retail location)
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(828) 488-7665

Learn to fly fish with the best guides in the Smoky Mountains. We offer private all inclusive wade trips, drift boat trips, beginner classes and instruction. Your choice of a 2 hour fun trip, half day, and full day trips. We also offer the most guided expeditions in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Fly Fishing the Smokies has something for everyone and every budget guaranteeing a great day of guided fishing and instruction, along with all necessary gear and equipment. We have fly fishing and spin fishing trips for kids and families to many of our destinations! Our private all inclusive guided fishing trips are offered daily out of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Cherokee NC, and Bryson City. All of our trips are strictly catch and release!


Nantahala Outdoor Center

Nantahala Outdoor Center

1138 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 277-8209

The NOC gear and retail location in Gatlinburg will book your Pigeon River trips. Fully guided raft trips as well as family-friendly float trips are fun just waiting to happen. With over 40 years experience it is no wonder that Good Morning America named NOC “The #1 Vacation with a Splash!”, and “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure.


Get discount tickets to Rafting in the Smokies!

Get discount tickets to Rafting in the Smokies!

Rafting In The Smokies

813 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-5008

Certified and trained guides; family friendly; and focused on safety – all adding up to make for an incredible whitewater rafting or family float adventure. No experience is needed here. And, once there, check out all the other outdoor activities to make your day even more memorable. Save $9.00 to $20.25 per person!

Purchase discount tickets to Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park | Gatlinburg, TN

Purchase discount tickets to Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park | Gatlinburg, TN

Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park

386 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 409-5045

This adventure destination is perfect for families looking for rides to experience together. The Rowdy Bear alpine coaster seats one or two riders (limitations apply, see ticket site for details), is propelled down the mountain with gravity and reaches up to 35mph! The course is lit at night AND one-hour coaster wristbands are available for purchase. The more daring family members can soar through the treetops on the the Rowdy Bear glider – the first of its kind in the world. Save $2.00 per person on the Rowdy Bear Coaster.


Smoky Mountain Adventures

Smoky Mountain Adventures

385 East Parkway, Ste 225
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 292-3868

Smoky Mountain Adventures offers a family friendly, self guided tour in the Smokies. Travel paved or unpaved roads and experience the incredible views with a true mountain spirit as you wind the beautiful and sometimes steep terrain. The creeks, boulders, rivers, waterfalls, and historic homesteads are nature and history at its best. Street legal side by side ATVs and 2, 4, and 6 seater side by side UTVs are ready to rent!

Smoky Mountain Angler | Gatlinburg, Tennessee | Gatlinburg Outdoor Adventure | My Smoky Mountain Guide

Smoky Mountain Angler

469 Brookside Village Way
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-8746

Your “go to” for a Great Smoky Mountains National Park authorized fishing guide service. Whether you are a seasoned fly fisherman or a beginner, our guides will show you the techniques needed and the correct flies to use – ensuring that your time fishing in the Smokies is a time to remember.

Get discount tickets to Smoky Mountains Outdoors Rafting!

Get discount tickets to Smoky Mountains Outdoors Rafting!

Smoky Mountain Outdoors Rafting

103 Silverbell Lane (Reservation Office)
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-3838

Smoky Mountain Outdoors Rafting offers the longest whitewater trip since 1993! Whether you are on the rapids or on a float with your family, you are sure to make memories that will last for a lifetime. No experience is necessary. Save $14.00 per person!


Trout Fishing | Gatlinburg, Tennessee | Gatlinburg Outdoor Adventure | My Smoky Mountain Guide

Trout Fishing

Little Pigeon River
Gatlinburg, TN

Fish in downtown Gatlinburg. A Tennessee Fishing License is required.


Zip Gatlinburg

Zip Gatlinburg

125 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-9475 or (865) 325-1400

Nine ziplines, each getting longer and higher until you are in the trees overlooking Gatlinburg, await you at Zip Gatlinburg. For those who prefer to go at their own pace, we have the Tree Trek. A one-of-a-kind tree canopy maze involving bridges, ladders, log steps and sky bridges. Guides are with you on both adventures.

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