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“Lightning storm” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pigeon River Canopy Tours

Pigeon River Canopy Tours
Ranked #10 of 14 things to do in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The zipline canopy tour in the Gatlinburg area that is truly in the wilderness with 2 spectacular zips across the Big Pigeon River! Get away from the crowds, lines and concrete of Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge for a day of fun in the trees! River crossings, rock cliffs, waterfalls, Rabbit Hole repel, sky bridges, wildlife & more are the things that make the Pigeon River Canopy Tour a once in a lifetime trip. For a full day adventure add a Pigeon River whitewater rafting trip & lunch at the Dog House with Wildwater and receive 10% off your entire days activities all at one location!Enjoy a trip on the only zip line to take you 1200' across the Pigeon River! The Pigeon River Canopy Tours is an adventure that takes you "over the river and through the woods," but not to Grandmas house! Rather this exciting yet not scary ride gives you the opportunity to see the world like you've never seen it before, gliding from tree to tree, learning about your surroundings and taking in the scenery.
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“Lightning storm”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

My family and I did the zip lining tour over the river yesterday and it started out great. The guides were very knowledgable and helpful. Unfortunently half way through our tour a lightning storm hit and we were stranded across the river with no way back. The van was somewhere in town and the guides were unable to maintain radio contact with the shop since " our radios always go out in a storm". Finally one of the other employees drove their own personal vehicle over to pick up the kids and the van showed up later to get the adults.
Just check the weather before you go. I am sure in normal conditions this is a great experience.

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Safe for the family, Fun and a good morning workout!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

My family and I have never zip lined so we were fortunate to have Neil and Mike as our rangers. They were very thorough, informative and kept our saftey first. We have recommended Pigeon River Canopy Tours to all our friends and family which covers several hundred people. I will tell you Neil and Mike know what they are doing.

We also did the white water rafting which I've already written a 5 star review for. Chris was our skilled rafter.

Visited July 2012
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Auburn, Alabama
1 review
“Overcome your fears”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

We zip lined through the trees, and I am petrified of heights. Our guides, Chris and Del Rio eased all our fears, provided clear, easy to follow directions and made the trip very enjoyable. Then in the afternoon, we rafted through class 3 and 4 rapids in the Upper Pigeon River with Tom as our guide. Again, a wonderful experience in the capable hands of our guide. Excellent equipment, clean and well kept facility, and delicious hot dogs to boot. I highly recommend this trip. Nancy D

Visited July 2012
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
“Had a BLAST!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

This was our 1st time whitewater rafting and we had sooo much fun. The water was not too rough but it was definitely NOT boring! Chris was our guide and he did a wonderful job. It was exciting and safe too. We also zip lined here and that was a lot of fun too.

Visited July 2012
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Wetumpka, Alabama
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Family Reunion Highlight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

This was one of the best experiences of our recent family reunion vacation. After rafting with Wildwater (lots of fun) and lunching at the Doghouse (yummy), we joined Mike and Jarrett for the zipline tour. Most of us were first-timers, and they made the whole experience great. It was impressive how safety-conscious they were, as we moved seamlessly from one line to another. The views were great, the lines fun and fast and the guides the best you could ask for. I would definitely do this again! Two thumbs way, way up!!

Visited July 2012
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