When you visit Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains, be sure and take a ride on the original Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. This is the longest downhill ride in the USA and it is worth the ride.
Your journey begins at the bottom of the hill when you step into a bobsled-like coaster that is mounted on set of rails. You can ride single or double and your coaster carries you up to the top of the hill. There gravity takes over and you ‘ride the hill and feel the thrill’ down a mile long track. If you ride full out you can hit speeds up to 27 miles per hour! Or you can have a more controlled ride using the dual hand brakes. Either way, it is an enjoyable ride and you will be lining up to ride the Coaster again and again.
People who have ridden the Coaster rave about it: “My husband and I rode together in one cart and it went SO FAST! We laughed the entire way down. Ha ha ha ha, it was great! Rode it twice during the day then went back and rode it again at night (they light up the track). It was a lot of fun.”…”Excellent, excellent, excellent ride! Loved every second of it.”…”Such an AWESOME ride! Well worth the money and you get a discount if you go again on the same day! My 5 year old LOVED it just as much as we did!! We will be back!!” And you can ride the coaster at night when they light up the track! The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is located on Wears Valley Road, 1.4 miles from the Pigeon Forge Parkway and Light #3.
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