CLIMB Works, a proud Gatlinburg company, is doing their part to put Gatlinburg on the map and redesign the world of tourism with what they have to offer! Have you ever seen mountains floating on the clouds? (Metaphorically of course) Imagine yourself in the canopy of the trees over 75 feet off the ground on Wobbly Pine platform, looking at the Smoky mountains standing tall and proud, peeking out from the first morning light with clouds billowing below. As you zip across lines that stretch some 1000 feet from tree to tree, the clouds will touch your toes and the floor below is just hidden beneath. As the sun rises the canopy appears lush green and full of life and the mountains begin to reveal the majesty that they truly are.
If that sounds impressive and you’re looking to see what I’m talking about, travel about 8 miles north on 321 outside of Gatlinburg to CLIMB Works Canopy Zip Lining. CLIMB Works is a state of the art outdoor adventure complex. They not only offer zip lining for the whole family, but their newest addition is a mountain bike trail, referred to as a “green flow trail” that flows right into the forest floor and into an impressive wooden structure called “the curliest”. CLIMB Works hired world renowned mountain bike trail builder Tony Boone to scope out the property and work his magic. 6 months later CLIMB Works is proud to unveil East TN’s first and only mountain bike trail in the Great Smoky Mountains! The trail is about 2 miles long and meanders alongside the mountain side and around a creek. Special attention to detail has been meet at every corner of the trail from its signage, call boxes, and how about a spot where you can enjoy a campfire while watching zip liners overhead relaxed on a recycled wooden sofa made entirely from the native hemlock. Everything CLIMB Works has done in building this track, to how the zip lines are tethered into trees and all future undertakings is done in the most eco-friendly “green” way as possible.
CLIMB Works is hard at work every day making life better for those that visit. The inventor of the ZipKea (Kinetic Energy Absorber), an automated breaking system on the line, helps control the speed of riders as they enter the platform. This self-retracting unit adds additional safety for the guide, and the rider. This is just one of the safety features that have been installed to make your experience one of a kind and top notch. Trek Mountain Bikes used for rentals on the mountain bike track are setup to your specific height, weight and age with the seat adjusted accordingly and the pressurized shock absorbers changed to make the rider as comfortable as possible. CLIMB Works will definitely be a place to watch as they flourish. Feature plans include a Ropes/Challenge course and Rock Climbing. If you’re unable to make it to Gatlinburg to check out what they have, no worries, Oahu, HI seems like a beautiful place to have a CLIMB Works! How about downtown Nashville? Yes, they are working on one there too!
As CLIMB Works goes into its 4th year in business they continue to Challenge. Learn. Inspire. Master. Believe. in bigger and better dreams. Join myself and CLIMB Works on your next extreme vacation to Gatlinburg. You will never forget it!