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Ridge Runner Smoky Mountain Helicopter Tour

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  • 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • 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
  • Fly above beautiful Chilhowee Mountain Range, Bluff Mountain, and Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Use headsets to communicate with the pilot and listen to live narration
  • Once-in-a-lifetime experience

What's Included

  • 15-minute/30-mile Helicopter Tour with Views of the Chilhowee Mountain Range
  • Professional Guide/Pilot
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1949 Winfield Dunn Pkwy
    1949 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • There is a 2-person minimum to book
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Max per-passenger seat weight limit is 300 lbs. Passengers with bodyweights exceeding 300 lbs. can still be accommodated in our Jet or Long Ranger aircraft. An additional fee may apply, payable directly to Scenic Helicopter Tours on the day of the tour.
  • All passengers must be weighed at check-in per FAA regulations and in the interest of passenger safety. Only the flight crew will have access to passenger weights, and all information will be kept confidential.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Great experience!
Anne_V, Jul 2022
A rare opportunity to see the Pigeon Forge area from above. It was fabulous. The Pilot was and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. It’s was a positive experience from start to finish.
My 1st helicopter ride.
Cathy_K, Sep 2021
Very informative guide. All were very friendly! This was my first ride..they made me feel less nervous.
Jeff_N, Aug 2021
My wife and I did the ridge runner tour and it was a wonderful experience wish you had more time in the air. Her pilot Jordan was very nice very professional and was a great pilot. already making plans to return when family members come to visit me in Tennessee. One of the most beautiful views of the Great Smokies you can get
Most Amazing and Beautiful
Christina_G, Jan 2021
The pilot calmed all our fears, was the most amazing and a very memorable experiwnce. Worth every penny. Advice... do long than 15 minutes, even if youre afraid of heights.
Sunny Morning Flight
Stephen_C, Oct 2019
Great flight on a nice sunny morning !! Wish we had more time in our schedule for a longer flight. Will be back !!
Best Way To See Smokies
Passport07319086201, Sep 2019
The unique sensation of flying over a ridge where the ground seems to drop out from under you - awesome!


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