5 best mountain coasters in Pigeon Forge, with coupons [2023]

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The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is one of the best in the area (photos by Alaina O'Neal/TheSmokies.com)

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There’s no shortage of thrills and hills in the Smokies, so naturally, Pigeon Forge has more than a handful of options for if you’re looking for a great mountain coaster.

Folks discovered years ago that zipping through the mountains might just be one of the best ways to see them.

Mountain coasters provide a unique and exciting way to see the mountain views and feel the wind in your hair.

As you make your plans, remember that weight and age restrictions may apply for safety reasons. Prices are subject to change. Many of the coasters are open year-round, and some are even open on holidays.

Be sure to confirm the attraction’s hours when making your plans.

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Of course, there are additional great coasters further up in Gatlinburg, but this list focuses on the Pigeon Forge area. So, if you’re planning on riding a mountain coaster on your upcoming vacation to Pigeon Forge, here are some of the best mountain coasters to choose from:

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Deals for the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster are sometimes available on Groupon (photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com)

1. Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is one of the longest downhill rides in the United States, with more than one mile of track that takes 7-8 minutes to complete. The carts are able to carry two riders, but can also accommodate single riders.

This ride runs in sunshine, rain and snow.

The height requirement to ride alone is 56 inches or 38 inches to ride tandem. The maximum height is 84 inches.

The person controlling the sled has to be at least 16 years old. Each sled can hold 375 pounds or 330 pounds in wet conditions.

The ride has a maximum speed of 27 mph.

An adult ticket is $18 with discounted rates available for children and members of the military. The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is even open on Christmas Day from 4-11 pm.

It’s located at 867 Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge. Visit them online to learn more.

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The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster has the longest ride in town (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

2. Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster says they are the longest coaster in East Tennessee.

Their ride features several twists, turns, plenty of tunnels and a few “unexpected” surprises along the way. This coaster is the first in the world to have four uplifts.

The height requirement to ride alone is 56 inches with a 38-inch requirement to ride tandem. The person controlling the sled must be older than 16 years of age. The maximum height is 84 inches.

The ride is nine minutes long with a max speed of 30 mph.

Rocky Top adult prices are $18 with discounts available for kids. They are located at 2940 Veterans Boulevard in Pigeon Forge. Visit them online to learn more.

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The Coaster at Goats on the Roof is open daily (photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com)

3. Coaster at Goats on the Roof

The Coaster at Goats on the Roof is an exciting journey through the hills of Tennessee with speeds that reach just under 30 mph.

The coaster accommodates single or double riders, and yes — there are actually real-life goats at this attraction.

Riders in the “driver” seat must be between 54-84 inches tall. Riders can ride along if they are at least 38 inches tall. Cart weight must be under 375 pounds.

At the time of this writing, rides start at $12 as a special rate, according to their website.

The Coaster at Goats on the Roof is open daily and located at 1341 Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge.

This location also offers gem mining and a homemade store with fudge and ice cream and other souvenirs. Visit them online to learn more.

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Skyland Ranch has the newest coaster in the area (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

4. Skyland Ranch

Located close to Pigeon Forge in Sevierville, Skyland Ranch offers a new mountain coaster to the area called the Wild Stallion.

The ride is more than eight minutes long and covers 1.25 miles at a speed that the rider can control. Riders should be at least 38 inches tall, and riders under 54 inches need to ride with an adult.

Rides start at $18.99 for adults with discounts available for children.

Skyland Ranch is a new attraction in the area, and also offers a miniature animal farm, a Skyride and live entertainment.

Skyland Ranch is located at 1620 Parkway in Sevierville.

Read Also: Skyland Ranch: 8 things to do at the new attraction near Pigeon Forge

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Rowdy Bear offers a different take on the traditional mountain coaster (photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com)

5. Rowdy Bear

Skyland Ranch has a sister company in the Smokies known as Rowdy Bear. And while they don’t offer a traditional mountain coaster at this location, they do have a Power Coaster that is the area’s first Alpine Flyer.

The attraction accommodates riders 40 inches tall and up. Riders should be 47 inches tall to ride alone.

The attraction also has a tubing hill, which has snow tubing in the winter and summer tubing in the off season.

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What is your favorite mountain coaster in Pigeon Forge, TN? Let us know in the comments below.

Disclaimer: While we do our best to bring you the most up-to-date information, attractions or prices mentioned in this article may vary by season and are subject to change. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any mentioned business, and have not been reviewed or endorsed these entities. Contact us at [email protected] for questions or comments.

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