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The Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tour by Helicopter

Highlights
  • Helicopter tour over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Additional sights include Gatlinburg, the Mountain Valley, Clingmans Dome, and more
  • Guided commentary from your pilot fills you in on the sights as you pass
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The Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tour by Helicopter
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11:00am Smoky Mountain FlightMost Popular
This flight of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park departs at 11:00am, so please arrive 15 minutes early. These flights have a 2 person minimum to book.
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2:00pm Smoky Mountain Flight
This flight of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park departs at 2:00pm, so please arrive 15 minutes early. These flights have a 2 person minimum to book.
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3:00pm Smoky Mountain Flight
This flight of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park departs at 3:00pm, so please arrive 15 minutes early. These flights have a 2 person minimum to book.
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Overview
Fly high above the Great Smoky Mountains on this helicopter tour over the Tennessee countryside. From the urban layout of Gatlinburg to the undisturbed wilderness of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this tour will give you a good sense of the area over its 50 mile course. Plus, guided commentary from your pilot fills you in on the area's history and geology as you weave through the sky.
What to Expect
The National Park Tour is the grand daddy of them all! With over forty years flying in the Smoky Mountain National Park Scenic Helicopter Tours knows how to make it a special experience you are sure to never forget! The best part of this flight is the value, with the National Park including all of our mountain flights and then some. Taking off over historic downtown Sevierville you are instantly greeted with stunning views of the Smoky Mountains. The flight continues over the strip of Pigeon Forge while taking in all the sights of the surrounding areas as you move southbound to Gatlinburg. Once over Gatlinburg you will head west far and away from civilization into the National Park itself! Get your camera ready as this is a very popular area to view wildlife with an unrestricted birds eye view! You will fly over the stunning Sugarland Valley, Fighting Creek Gap and into the Elkmont area of the park. With views of Mount Leconte, Clingmans Dome, and Cove Mountain you will round out of the Elkmont area and follow the Little River to Metcalf Bottoms and on to the sparsely developed areas of the always beautiful Wears Valley and Walden's Creek. The National Park flight route then falls in line with the route of the exciting Ridge Runner tour and crosses over Bluff Mountain and into the Tennessee Valley. As you follow along Bluff Mountain you will fly over the rolling foothills of Sevier County towards the Scenic Heliport. This flight covers a 50 mile flight route with an average flight time of 25 minutes.
Reviews (16)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
the only way to see the smokeys

My wife and I booked our flight online sunday 11-4-18 for the national park flight over Gatlinburg, when we arrived to scenic it was packed. The staff was so great the person behind the counter was so help full she asked if we wanted a...More

1  Thank danmon280
lcenter333, Owner at Scenic helicopter tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Happy anniversary! Thanks for spending part of your special day with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your flight with us. See you next year!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome

This place is awesome! The pilot John was very experienced and knowledgeable of the area and made us feel comfortable, it was the first time in a helicopter for my wife and I and it was something we are planning again! The route was beautiful!...More

Thank Alex I
lcenter333, Owner at Scenic helicopter tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for flying with us! We are so glad you enjoy flying as much as we do. We definitely think our helicopters are the best way to see the Smokies! Please stop in and see us when you're back in the area.

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile
Great experience

Are you thinking about flying and not using the yellow helicopters? You’re crazy! Flight was excellent. Garret was a great pilot and the views were amazing.

1  Thank Ashley T
lcenter333, Owner at Scenic helicopter tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for such a great review! These are the best views in the Smokies. We are so glad you enjoyed your flight. We hope we get to fly with y'all again on your next visit!

Reviewed August 19, 2018
This is a big WOW!!!

You just cant get these kinds of views any other way!! After Ethan, our Boarding attendant made sure we all understood the safety instructions he gave us. we took the sunset tour With our Pilot Sean who has a really fun personality, he was very...More

1  Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile
Unforgettable

Daughter and grandfather enjoyed a once in a lifetime helicopter ride over the great smoky mountains. The pilot was informative and provided a smooth ride. Amazing birds eye view of the beautiful landscape!

Thank Melissa P
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