Pigeon Forge: Ridge Runner Helicopter Tour


Experience views of the Great Smoky as only possible in a quick-flying helicopter. Gaze at the rolling ridges and mountains as you zip over the foggy canopy. Gain a new perspective on the famous region.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    15 minute


  • Highlights
    • Fly over the Chilhowee Mountain range
    • Take in views of Pigeon Forge and its environs
    • Rest easy with a qualified pilot and a full safety briefing
    • Enjoy in-flight commentary to highlight the points of interest
  • Full description
    Enjoy picturesque vistas over the Smoky Mountains on this 15-minute flight dubbed the “Ridge Runner.” After taking off from the local partner’s private heliport, begin your flight over the stunning, misty Chilhowee mountain range. Feel the speed of the helicopter as you fly low over the treetops and mountains, getting a true taste of the beauty that is the American South.

    Gaze at historic downtown Sevierville and Pigeon Forge in the distance. Along the way, your expert guide will point out facts about the region, like the original designation of where the national park was supposed to be, as well as countless details about the flora and fauna of the region. After covering a distance of 30 miles, you’ll head back to the heliport, enriched by the one-of-a-kind, bird’s eye viewpoint of the mystic Smoky Mountains.
  • Includes
    • 15-minute helicopter ride
      Headsets to communicate with each other
  • Exclude
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
      Food and drinks