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“A trip through time and space!”

Pigeon River Canopy Tours
Ranked #10 of 17 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 1400' 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.
Canton, Ohio
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A trip through time and space!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

First of all block out a whole day for this place it is worth it. We did the rafting which was way cool and the Full Zip line package. Rafting guide and crew awesome, water was really high so we actually went over some of the best stuff, I could have gone longer with more challenging terrain but still a good time.

The highlight of the day was the zip line experience. Your going to spend a few bucks doing this but if a quality experience, safe equipment and outstanding staff is something you appreciate these folks nail it. If I'm hanging 100 feet plus over a rushing river I sorta like knowing I as well as my family are in good hands.

Jedi Mike and Jarrod were the best. They went above any beyond to not only deliver a professional experience but also learned about each of us our abilities and what it took to make our personal experience worthwhile. You see our son Brett (yellow shirt in pics) is developmentally delayed (mildly autistic/high functioning) and Jedi Mike had wonderful patience with him! We were really nervous during training that Brett would "Wash Out" but Mike had the insight to help Brett get through it and blossom the rest of the day.

My wife Michelle is scared to death of small places and heights and never stopped grinning all day. The variety of terrain, plant life, and geology throughout the tour is incredible and the guides knowledge of the area excelled at setting a context for the environment you were interacting with.

You need to be fit to do this, not a super athlete but ya gotta walk up here or there if you are going to Zip down later, but even the climb was fun and manageable. We were never rushed or felt pushed, Mike and Jarrod took the time to B.S. and again allow each person to embrace the day.

You can buy food at the concession stand (ours was part of the package we bought) and it was fitting for the day. It was very hot when we were there and the time in the canopy very refreshing and relaxing while a rush at the same time. Drink lots of water!!!!!

I dropped some bucks here (7 of us. and I'm not rolling in it $$, we drove there in a pickup w/187,000 miles on it) full package, full day and it was money and time well spent. I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to embrace the day. Lame people, people without a sense of humor and couch potatoes should probably move on to shopping at Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. I've got some video also will try a post at some point.

Visited June 2013
Thank Bill B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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English first
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great day zip-lining and rafting”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Did the combined day of Zip-lining in the morning and then getting on the water to do the rafting around 3 PM. What a great day. Whitewater has a wonderful staff. I would strongly suggest doing the full course that involves the waterfall area..The rafting is short but exciting the whole way. Strongly recommend this combined adventure!

Visited July 2013
Thank Jeff S
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Kewanee, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Experience”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

We had an awesome time on the Zip-Line Tour. We previously had done a Zip-Line Tour with another company and it didn't even come close to this one. Getting to fly across the Pigeon River (twice) was truly amazing! I suggest paying the extra for the full tour - it was well worth the $. John and Steve-O were fantastic guides, making sure the 1st timers in our group felt safe and secure at all times. After our tour, we were given a discount card for any other activities we wanted to do during our visit, which we used on white water rafting our last day. We will definitely return to WildWater!!!!

Visited July 2013
Thank Sherry C
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1 review
“Great service”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The staff was very friendly. We did not have to wait long before we were put in harnesses and on the course. The rangers were very personable and entertaining throughout the course.

Visited March 2013
Thank Epomana18
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Mandeville, Louisiana
1 review
“awesome experience”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Our family Zip-line tour was unforgetable. Our guides Jedi Mike and Davie were awesome. They were always professional and SAFETY was #1. My family WILL return!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

Visited July 2013
Thank Darryl T
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