With an ideal balance of outdoor adventure and Southern hospitality, Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park offers the ultimate opportunity to get out and enjoy the Smokies. This adventure park is relatively new to the area, having opened in 2010, but it’s quickly made a mark on visitors and has become one of the area’s most popular visitor attractions.
Unlike many other adventure parks, Foxfire Mountain is not a corporate venture. Instead, this park is still operated by the multigenerational family whose members had the smart idea to turn their former cattle farm into a series of zip line courses. You’ll experience their East Tennessee hospitality throughout your visit, thanks to the welcoming staff and knowledgeable guides all over the park.
When you visit Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park, you’ll first need to decide which adventure is right for you and your group. After all, you’ll find much more here than you could tackle in a single day. Take care to choose the combination of activities that will challenge, inspire, and reward your crew.
If you’re like most visitors to the Smoky Mountains, you’ll want to start with Foxfire Mountain’s zip lines. Even if you’ve never zip-lined before, you’ll love the combination of thrills and gorgeous views that the Waterfall Canopy Tour offers. During this two-hour tour, you’ll challenge yourself to zip from tree to tree, high above the lush Smoky Mountains foliage. This zip-line tour includes a total of seven platforms and a variety of sights, including mountains, valleys, creeks, and a waterfall. You’ll also get to explore two sky bridges before ending your tour back where you started.
Foxfire Mountain’s Waterfall Canopy Tour comes with guides, safety equipment, and a primer on how to use the zip lines. It’s ideal for kids ages 7 and older, making this experience a fun challenge for adventurous kids.
For the fastest, longest, and highest zip-line adventure in the Smokies, try the Goliath Zip Line. This zip line reaches an amazing 475 feet above the ground and propels visitors at a speed of 55 mph — this adventure isn’t for the faint of heart. Since kids as young as 10 can join in, the Goliath Zip Line could be the ideal experience for older kids.
If you’re up for the challenge, you’ll get to experience five heart-pumping zip lines, stunning mountain views, and unforgettable challenges. After a quick lesson on traversing the zip lines and a short ride up the mountainside, you’ll start your tour with an ultra-fast 1/2-mile zip line that’s sure to get you excited for more adventure ahead.
If you’d prefer to have your Smoky Mountains adventures closer to the ground, Foxfire Mountain still has plenty of excitement to offer. When you tackle the hiking trails, you’ll get to explore 150 acres of beautiful Smoky Mountains forests. You’ll hike trails, boardwalks, and bridges over creeks, past waterfalls, and along cow pastures. You’ll get to explore Foxfire Mountain’s Lost Mine Falls, peek into the Sweden Furnace Iron Mine, and cool down in the Evergreen Grotto. You may also spot adventurers whizzing by on the zip lines above.
Of course, the highlight of these hiking trails is traversing Foxfire Mountain Swinging Bridge, the longest of its type in the nation. The 335-foot Bridge to Prosperity spans the Foxfire Gorge, and the feeling of crossing this 70-foot-high swinging bridge is unlike anything you’ve experienced.
Foxfire Mountain’s hiking trails are also packed with family-friendly activities. Take a breather in the Whispering Winds Covered Bridge where you can add a wish to the many that already decorate this special spot. Children will love trying out their skills at the Little Adventurer Obstacle Course, and the family will appreciate refueling with a picnic next to Foxfire Mountain’s bubbling creek. When your group’s energy reserves start to run low, take a rest and relax as you enjoy the splendor of this Smoky Mountains setting.
Save your energy because you’ll find plenty more to discover at Foxfire Mountain. Whether you can’t get enough of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) or you’ve never had a chance to try an off-road tour, Foxfire Mountain’s Bear Crawler Adventure is one you won’t want to miss. When you book this extreme tour, you’ll get to ride in an eight-wheeled ATV as you tackle all types of terrain. You’ll trek through the forests, along trails, and into the river, so prepare to get splashed.
With one of Foxfire Mountain’s experienced guides behind the wheel, you can sit back and take in the views or hold on to the safety bars and enjoy the ride. You’ll hear all types of fun stories about Foxfire Mountain, the area’s history, and Smoky Mountain lore as you traverse the trails. Note that kids as young as 3 can take this tour, and everyone will be buckled in safely throughout this off-road ride.
When you’re planning your trip to Foxfire Mountain, be sure to check the hours and age restrictions in advance. Foxfire Mountain Swinging Bridge and most zip lines are typically open throughout the year, but other attractions, such as the Bear Crawler Adventure tours, are only open seasonally. In addition, select attractions are suitable only for older children. Since hours and other restrictions can change, you’ll want to confirm in advance to avoid any disappointment.
- If you’re traveling with extended family or a group of church or work colleagues, be sure to ask about group rates. Whether you’re interested in taking part in a single activity only, such as the zip lines or the ATV tours, or you’d prefer an activities package, Foxfire Mountain Swinging Bridge offers discounts to groups with more than 20 people.
- Feel free to bring your furry companions along with you on your hike.