Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course

Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course

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Detail Float lasts approximately 2 hours and includes six miles of rafting. The zipline lasts approximately 1 hour and the ropes course lasts anywhere from 1 - 2 hours depending on how far you go on it. Guests usually spend the whole day at Family Adventure Island.
Detail Zipline participants must weigh 60 to 250 lbs
Detail Cameras are Permitted
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During your rafting trip to the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area, take time to enjoy a calm float down Pigeon River which has easily negotiable Class I and II rapids with one Class III rapid near the conclusion of the float trip, and is perfect for everyone age 3 years and up! Your ticket also allows you to enjoy the Zipline and Ropes Challenge Course at Rafting in the Smokies.

About the Pigeon River Family Float

This casual six-mile float through the stunning Smoky Mountains will certainly provide a relaxing and tranquil setting for your trip to the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. Before the float, your guide will give a Safety Talk to ensure everyone has all the knowledge necessary for a fun float down the Pigeon River. During the 2 hour guided float, each person gets to paddle an inflatable kayak and is equipped with a life jacket, helmet, and paddle. This exciting trip will begin at the River Outpost, and a bus will be waiting at the end of your float to transport you back to the Outpost. There are changing facilities with hot showers on site, so bring a dry change of clothes and a towel. If you want to bring a camera, only do so if it is waterproof. Also keep in mind that a professional photographer will take photos of your trip which will be available for purchase. 

About the Zipline Course

Either after or before your rafting trip depending on the time the trip sets out; you will be able to enjoy the thrilling Zipline Course. This activity features an astounding six adrenaline-pumping ziplines and two skybridges. These features take guests from 60 - 80 feet off the ground for some of the most amazing views of Family Adventure Island and the Pigeon River. Glide above the treetops and enjoy 2400 feet of action on this amazing zipline course.

About the Ropes Challenge

Strap into the safety harness and enjoy some heightened action on this awesome Ropes Challenge Course. Guests can conquer 12 different activities on this course, including balancing beams, rope bridges, and climbing nets. The course also accommodates four skill levels allowing visitors of all ages (5 and up) to have an amazing time. The course begins with the easiest challenges and grows gradually more difficult, and guests can stop at any point along the way. 

When you are finished ziplining, rope climbing, and rafting, be sure to check out all of the other awesome amenities at Family Adventure Park! Guests can explore the gift shop, purchase a meal to picnic at the area, play at the water's edge playground, or take a stroll on the nature trail. All of this is included in your combo pass. For the best vacation experience, be sure to find other outdoor adventures!

Frequently Asked Questions for Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course:
  • What is included in the admission price for Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course?
    Guests get the family rafting trip, the zipline course, and the ropes course as well as all equipment needed and access to the free amenities at Family Adventure Island.
  • What level of physical ability is required?
    Minimal physical ability is required, but no experience is necessary.
  • What type of clothing is appropriate?
    Casual clothing you do not mind getting wet and close-toed shoes that will stay on your feet.
  • What age is Big Pigeon River Float Trip, Zipline & Ropes Challenge Course appropriate for?
    3 and up minimum age for the float. The minimum age for the zipline and the ropes course is 5 years old.