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Pigeon Forge Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor adventure just seems to be more exciting when you are surrounded by the Smoky Mountains. The Smokies are here to be enjoyed, and Pigeon Forge outdoor adventure is some of the best in the world.

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is popular in Pigeon Forge and several riding stables are located here. Rent a horse for a ride down a mountain trail or up to the ridge for a beautiful view of the mountains.

The stables provide safety training, easy mounting of the horses, and instruction. Guided tours are available for this one of a kind outdoor adventure. Pigeon Forge outdoor adventure is unique!

Whitewater Rafting

Hartford, Tennessee is one of the best places to do some whitewater rafting. Pigeon Forge is a great place to start the adventure. Check out the rafting companies in Pigeon Forge for a vacation you will certainly remember!

Jeep Rentals

Why drive the family sedan when you can rent a Jeep Wrangler, drop the top, and ride through the mountains with the wind in your hair? Oh yeah, that’s a better way to see the Smokies. If you don’t want to drive but you want the Jeep experience, check out Pink Adventure Tours and leave the driving to the professionals.

Helicopter Tours

See the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from high above. Helicopter tours are a great way to enjoy the mountains and avoid the traffic. Buy tickets ahead of time and make sure you get to ride.

Zip Lines

Talk about Pigeon Forge outdoor adventure, you MUST take advantage of the numerous zip lines running through the mountains. Several companies offer zip line tours that include more than one zip line.

Imagine this: you arrive at the ridge of a mountain and get strapped into a harness. You step off the platform and zoom!, you are zipping through the trees, wind in your hair, and the adrenaline is pumping. The trip is fast, and you head to the next line to do it again.

Zip lines in Pigeon Forge are a lot of fun. Hundreds and thousands of people safely enjoy the zip lines each year. Experience the thrill of a zip line tour on your vacation to Pigeon Forge. Pigeon Forge outdoor adventure is exciting!

ATV Riding

Okay, before you come to Pigeon Forge I know you are thinking about which types of outdoor adventure you want to try. If you never rode a 4×4 ATV in a mountain environment, you really don’t know what you are missing.

First of all, ATV companies in Pigeon Forge are all about safe fun. They provide safety instructions and make sure you are not riding trails above your skill level. Experience the trails like never before.

No matter your skill level, there is an ATV trail for you. The less skilled and newbies can ride wide trails with fewer challenges. For the skilled rider, narrow trails with more difficult challenges are available.

Ride across rivers, on trails, and enjoy the excitement of outdoor adventure riding a 4×4 ATV in the mountains. Pigeon Forge outdoor adventure is thrilling!


The Riverwalk Greenway Trail is accessible from Patriot Park, Butler Street at Ashley, and Jake Thomas Road. This urban trail is perfect for a walk, run, or bicycle ride in the city. For serious hikers, a drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is in order.

You may want to peruse our list of 38 Popular Day Hikes to determine which trails are suitable for you or your family. Pigeon Forge outdoor adventure gets you back to nature!


Golf is a sport enjoyed all over the world. Pigeon Forge is a great place to golf while you are visiting the Smoky Mountains. Bring your golf clubs and enjoy a round or two in the beautiful mountains of Tennessee. Pigeon Forge outdoor adventure is rather sporty!


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Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa

909 Little Cove Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 428-9398, (865) 428-2251

Horseback riding in Pigeon Forge! Travel back in time 200 years and experience the Smokies like the early settlers. They crossed the mountains on horseback, seeing the mountains and valleys for the first time.  Big Rock Dude Rance also has relaxing outdoor family activities such as fishing, mining for gems, a petting zoo, and picnic area. If relaxation is not on your menu, then consider our guided ATV rides through creeks and on mountain trails. Work up an appetite and enjoy a snack or meal from Chow-Boys Cafe! With energy re-gained, check out the Heritage Museum inside the General Store. Treasures and relics from the Civil War are on display as well as local primitives.

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Bluff Mountain Adventures – ATV Rides

2186 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 428-7711 or (866) 428-7711

Explore the foothills of East Tennessee on an ATV! Bluff Mountain Adventures offers guided trail rides that do just that on 6,000 acres of Smoky Mountain trails. Cross a stream, climb a mountain, and cover some rugged terrain during your tour. And the views – they are spectacular!


The Dome Ziplines

The Dome Ziplines

115 Conner Heights Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 366-1400

Zip the 11 zipline canopy tour (starting at 65 feet in the air) with panoramic views of Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains! Two guides and a half-mile of cable will zig-zag you across mountains and ravines. Oh, and you get to walk across a 100 ft. skybridge!


Gatlinburg Golf Course

Gatlinburg Golf Course

520 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 453-3912 or (800) 231-4128

Named “Best Municipal Golf Course in Tennessee” by Golf Digest, the Gatlinburg Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole course situated in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.  The courses challenging layouts, emerald fairways, wooded landscapes, and well-manicured greens create an unparalleled golfing experience. When we say challenging – play the legendary #12, known as Sky Hi – it is 194 yards in length and drops 200 feet, from tee to green, making it one of the most dramatic holes on the country!

Goldrush Stables & Carriage Rides

Gold Rush Stables & Heritage Carriage Rides

Gold Rush Stables

2202 Gold Rush Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 365-5894

Saddle up your horses! Gold Rush Stables has 5 trails to suit any level of experience. The trails are safe and not extreme.

Heritage Carriage Rides

2528 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 365-5894

Heritage Carriage Rides are available to take a romantic ride or for any special event you would like catered.


Buy tickets for Pink Jeep Adventure Tours!

Buy Pink Jeep Adventure Tours tickets here!

Pink Jeep Adventure Tours

3152 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(800) 873-3662

Tour the Smokies in a Pink Jeep!

The Smoky Mountain Tours, departing from Pigeon Forge, include: The Gatlinburg Skybridge Tour, Valleys & Views Smoky Mountains Tour, Roaring Fork Smoky Mountains Tour, Newfound Gap Smoky Mountains Tour, and The Foothills Parkway Smoky Mountains Tour.

Tours last from 2 hours to 3 hours depending on the tour chosen.


Get discount tickets to Rafting in the Smokies!

Get discount tickets to Rafting in the Smokies!

Rafting In The Smokies

3514 Teaster Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 436-5008, (800) 776-7238

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!

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Riverwalk Greenway Trail

This is an urban, paved, trail through the city of Pigeon Forge. Nearly two miles of trail provides a green space to walk, run, or bike ride. Access points are at Patriot Park, the corner of Butler Street and Ashley, and Jake Thomas Road.

Rocky Top Tours

Rocky Top Tours

2828 Parkway, Ste 20
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 429-8687,  (877) 315-8687

Sit back and enjoy the Smokies in leisure! Experience the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains through the windows of our mini-coach. Our Sightseeing Tours include: The Smoky Mountain Special Tour (a four hour journey to the upper reaches of the Park); the Dolly’s Rags To Riches Tour; the Historical Cades Cove Tour; and The Best of Three Cities Tour. These tours can be booked on-line. Reserve your seat today!


Buy Tickets For Scenic Helicopter Tours Here!

Buy Tickets For Scenic Helicopter Tours Here!

Scenic Helicopter Tours

1965 Parkway (Ticket Office)
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 453-6342

Scenic Helicopter Tours has been flying over Great Smoky Mountains National Park since 1972, showing more people larger portions of the park with the most FAA & National Park Service approved flights over the Smokies. Choose from 8 tours starting from $29.00 per person. The different flights have views over rivers, lakes, foothills, valleys, ridges, the national park, and Gatlinburg. Other services offered by Scenic Helicopter Tours include (but not limited to) aerial photography, video, and film, special events, proposals, weddings, and flight instruction.

Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals

Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals

1725 Waldens Creek Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 366-7063

There is nothing like a Jeep Wrangler for a fun and exciting 4-wheeling adventure in the Smokies! Make your reservations today!

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Smoky Mountain Ziplines and Canopy Tours

509 Mill Creek Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 429-9004

Take your family adventures to new heights! Seven lines (over 4,200 feet of cable) and two hours add up to too many thrills to count! Fly through the trees at speeds up to 25 mph across lengths of 800 feet and at heights of over 150 feet above the forest floor!


Wranglers And Razors

Wranglers and Razors

2850 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 337-0675

What better way to cruise the Smokies than in a 2 or 4 door Jeep Wrangler, a Polaris Slingshot, or a Razor RZR – 900 UTV! You know you want to. So make that call and reserve your ride of choice!

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