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Ridge Runner Smoky Mountain Helicopter Tour

Highlights
  • 15-minute helicopter flight in the Smoky Mountains
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views of downtown Sevierville, Tennessee Valley, and the outskirts of Pigeon Forge
  • Get an amazing new perspective on the undeveloped forests and ridges of Smoky Mountain National Park
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Ridge Runner Smoky Mountain Helicopter Tour
From US$104.26
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5:00pm Ridge Runner TourMost Popular
This Ridge Runner Helicopter Tour departs at 5:00pm so please arrive 15 minutes earl. There is also a 2 guest minimum to book.
US$104.26
12:00pm Ridge Runner Tour
This Ridge Runner Helicopter Tour departs at 12:00pm so please arrive 15 minutes earl. There is also a 2 guest minimum to book.
US$104.26
11:00am Ridge Runner Tour
This Ridge Runner Helicopter Tour departs at 11:00am so please arrive 15 minutes earl. There is also a 2 guest minimum to book.
US$104.26
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Overview
See the Smoky Mountains in their full, rolling glory on a 15-minute helicopter tour. Rise above historic downtown Sevierville and catch a glimpse of Pigeon Forge and Tennessee Valley from the air before swooping over the majestic Chilhowee Mountain Range. Get a bird’s-eye view of vast, undeveloped swaths of Smoky Mountain National Park, soaring just above the treetops and cresting over the sheer cliffs of Bluff Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain. It's an unforgettable way to experience the beauty of one of America's great mountain ranges.
What to Expect
The Ridge Runner is a definite crowd pleaser! Our Ridge Runner tour is a very exciting flight over the Chilhowee Mountain Range and Bluff Mountain. The flight starts with a birds eye view of downtown Sevierville and the Tennessee Valley. As the flight progresses you will be traveling over the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and the outskirts of Pigeon Forge and Waldens Creek. With excellent views of the Smoky Mountain National Park you round the back side of Bluff Mountain over 6,000 acres of undeveloped land. While flying low over the tree tops you cross over the top of Bluff mountain where views go from 100 feet to 80 miles in the blink of an eye, it truly is a sight to see! As you head back in you will follow the sheer glacier carved rock cliff side of Bluff Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain before heading over the beautiful rolling foothills back to the Scenic Heliport! This flight is 30 miles and averages 15 minutes.
Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Ridge runner

By far the best attraction in the Smoky Mountains. Zac was our Pilot, Our boarding attendant was Garrett and Justin was working the camera Worth every penny spent and then some. thanks for the thrill ride. I am a student pilot and appreciate what it...More

1  Thank LoveTravel218253
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Smokey Mountain Helicopter Tour

Had an awesome flying experience!! Definitely would recommend doing this tour! It was absolutely breath taking! Our pilot Sean/Justin did an amazing job of showing us the sites, and describing all the land layouts as well as the mountains. As well as Jon making sure...More

Thank hollyw2793
Les C, General Manager at Scenic helicopter tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love being a part of your vacation memories! We are so glad you guys enjoyed your flight with us and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Amazing way to tour the Gatlinburg area, Smokies

Husband and I took the Ridge Runner tour with pilot Zac. Our boarding attendant, Sean, helped us in and out of the copter (that back seat is tight but comfortable once you're in). All of the staff are really personable and fun. The flight was...More

1  Thank Sharita F
Les C, General Manager at Scenic helicopter tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The Ridge Runner is one of our favorites! We are so glad you enjoyed it. See you next time!

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile
AMAZING!!!

My husband talked me into doing this and I'm so glad he did! This was my first time flying in a helicopter. Raz our boarding attendant was very informative and clearly explained everything to us which rested my nerves. Zac our pilot was simply amazing!...More

5  Thank Resort797327
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Helicopter Ride

This was my first time on a helicopter. I Loved it, I took a short ride this time but looking forward in doing it again for a longer ride. I got to sit up front and took lots of photo's and even a video

Thank Kimber G
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