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The Best Way to See The Smokies!
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RIVER RIDE

 

Price:                 $29  Per Person

Tour Name:       River Ride

 

 

 

Flight Length:  8 miles (approx )

Flight Area:  Sevierville  River

This flight takes you over the French Broad River. You'll see the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the beautiful Douglas lake in the distance. This flight covers 8 miles. From 1200 feet above the ground you get a great birds eye view of the surrounding area which will include areas of farmland and nice lakefront property. Make sure to bring your camera for some great photo opportunities. Scenic Helicopters is open from 9AM to Sunset daily. We offer headsets to communicate with each other and the pilot will provide a informative narration of the flight.

 

LAKE VIEW TOUR

 

Price:                $39 Per Person

Tour Name:     Lake View Tour

 

 

 

Flight Length: 12 miles (approx )

Flight Area:  Douglas Lake Area of Sevier County

Our Lake View flight will extend you past the French Broad River and take you out to Douglas Lake. Douglas Lake is a 33,000 acre man-made lake with over 450 miles of shoreline. This flight will get you up to 1500 feet in altitude, allowing you to get a superb view of the Great Smoky Mountains towards the South. Along the route you will see areas of farmland and quilt-like patterns of pastures. As you get closer to Douglas Lake you will fly next to Douglas Dam.

EXTENDED LAKE TOUR

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Flight Length:  16 miles (approx )

Flight Area:  Douglas Lake Area of Sevier County

 

Price:                $55 Per Person

Tour Name:     Extended Lake Tour

 

Extended Lake Tour- This flight takes you beyond the lake view flight. You will fly directly over Douglas Dam, and proceed over the lake. In the summer you get astonishing sun-glistening views of the water and the people enjoying their time on the lake. However in the winter, the water level is lowered so you get majestic views of exposed islands and coves. As well as the beautiful lake, you will see the Great Smoky Mountains towards the southwest. On this flight you climb to a slightly higher altitude than on the Lake View flight allowing for better visibility of the National Park.

 

FOOTHILLS TOUR

 

 Price:             $55  Per Person

Tour Name:   Foothills Tour

 

 

 

Flight Length:  16 miles (approx )

Flight Area:  Sevierville and the surrounding area

The Foothills Flight will depart to the south towards the mountains combining views of historic downtown Sevierville, Bluff Mountain and the main mountain range of the Smoky Mountains.  As your flight returns to the heliport you will still have view of Douglas Lake.

MT. VALLEY TOUR

 

 Price:             $79 Per Person

Tour Name:   MT. Valley Tour

 

 

 

Flight Length:  24 miles (approx )

Flight Area:  Sevierville and Bluff mountain

The Mountain Valley is our first dedicated mountain tour. Very popular with groups looking to see more of the area, this flight offers great views of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Bluff Mountain. As you take off on your flight out to Bluff Mountain and over the Tennessee Valley you are greeted with stunning views of the Smoky Mountain National Park in the distance. The highlight of this trip is getting up close and personal with Bluff Mountain and Sugar Loaf Mountain, both of which were formed by a glacier at the end of the last ice age. The total time and distance for the Mountain Valley Tour are 24 miles respectively.

 

RIDGE RUNNER

 

 Price:             $109 Per Person

Tour Name:   Ridge Runner Tour

 

 

 

Flight Length:  30 miles (approx )

Flight Area:  Chilhowee Mountain Range

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.

WEARS VALLEY

 

 Price:             $129 Per Person

Tour Name:   Wears Valley Tour

Flight Length:  36 miles (approx )

Flight Area:  Sevierville Pigeon Forge and Wears valley

Our Wears Valley Tour is a one of a kind experience! This flight is dominated by spectacular mountain views from the very start! Upon departure you will travel over historic downtown Sevierville with the Smoky Mountain National Park in the distance. After Sevierville we continue along over the rolling foothills of the Smoky Mountains and over the strip in Pigeon Forge before getting out away from civilization over Pine Mountain. As you climb in altitude following the terrain up to the crest of Cove Mountain at the National Park boundary line you will be met with spectacular views of the beautiful Wears Valley area. Continuing along Wears Valley the flight travels north bound over the east end of Waldens Creek and the foothills of Bluff Mountain before returning over the Tennessee Valley to the Scenic Heliport. The Wears Valley tour is a 36 mile flight.

 

GATLINBURG TOUR

 

 Price:             $129 Per Person

Tour Name:   Gatlinburg Tour

 

 

 

Flight Length:  36 miles (approx )

Flight Area:  Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

Our Gatlinburg Helicopter flight takes you over the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg on your way towards Mt. Leconte, Tennessee’s highest mountain. As you fly over action packed Pigeon Forge, you will see Dollywood and Splash Country. While flying over Galtinburg there are several iconic landmarks your pilot will point out showing you some of the most popular things to do in Gatlinburg.

The Gatlinburg Tour is for those who visit the Smoky Mountains and choose this flight as the best thing to do in Gatlinburg. We suggest you bring your cameras and video cameras for the flight. While flying over Gatlinburg, there are two iconic landmarks you will want to look for, the first is the Gatlinburg Space Needle and the second is Ripley’s Gatlinburg Aquarium of the Smokies.

NATIONAL PARK TOUR

 

Most popular

mountain flight

 

 Price:             $179  Per Person

Tour Name:   National Park Tour

 

 

 

Flight Length:  50 miles (approx )

Flight Area:  Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and  the National Park

The National Park Tour is the grand daddy of them all! With over fourty 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.

SCENIC SPECIAL

 

Flight Length:  60 - 70 miles (approx )

 

Price:               1-2 people $600  -  3-4 people $950 -  5-6 people $1250

Tour Name:   Scenic Special Tour

 

This is our “Pilots Choice”. If you want more of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, then this is the Helicopter Adventure that will provide what to see in the Smoky Mountains. If you truly want to see the heart of the Smokies, you will. This 65 mile tour offers spectacular views of areas seldom traveled or seen except by helicopter tour. In addition to Sevierville, Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg this flight features expansive views of the higher elevations including Mt. Le Conte & Clingmans Dome while also showcasing Sugarlands Valley, Elkmont & Tremont and their rich logging history. Your very knowledgeable pilot will share a vast array of information about the history of the Great Smoky National Park. You will return with views of Townsend, Round Top, Walland Gap, Chihowee Mountain and the front side of Bluff Mountain.

THE GRAND TOUR

 

 Price:             1-2 people $800   -  3-4 people $1250  -   5-6 $1550

Tour Name:   The Grand Tour

 

 

 

Flight Length:  90 miles (approx )

   

This truly is a Grand Tour of Great Smoky Mountain Naitonal Park, when time is limited and you need to fit as much into our vacation as possible, this Helicopter Adventure is for you. It begins over Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg before entering the park. Once inside the park you will fly form the Sugarlands area all the way to Cades Cove. The views along the route include Elkmont, Blanket Mtn., Megins Mtn., Tremont and Thunderhead. Depending on the time of your flight, there is a good possibility to see wildlife on this tour. Whitetail deer, turkeys, black bear and even wild hogs have been seen on this tour, but even if there isn’t any wildlife stirring during your flight over the Cove the views are still breathtaking! This 90 mile flight is a once in a lifetime experience that cannot be missed.

SMOKY MTN. 
SPECTACULAR

 

 Price:     1-2 people $   1000   -3-4 people $1500 5-6 people $1880

Tour Name:  Smoky Mtn. Spectacular

 

 

 

Flight Length:  100 miles (approx )

    

This tour is nothing less than Spectacular and offers views of both the Tennessee and North Carolina sides of the Great Smoky National Park. In addition, this helicopter tour of the Smokies can be customized to highlight a specific area of the park that you desire to see more of. This helicopter adventure covers almost the entire Tennessee side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It features approximately 100 miles of breathtaking/spectacular views featuring some of the oldest landscapes on the planet. It goes over Greenbriar Valle, Newfound Gap, Clingman’s Dome, Cades Cove, Townsend and Wears Valley. Narration includes the history of the people who have lived in the mountains and ecological threats to the park, both past and present. Due to the unpredictable weather patterns in the higher elevations, this tour route can vary. This tour covers 100 miles.

Scenic Helicopter Tours has been flying over Great Smoky Mountains National Park since 1972. Scenic Helicopter Tours shows more people larger portions of the national park with the most FAA & National Park Service approved flights over The Smokies.  Scenic Helicopter Tours Awarded coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for outstanding customer service. Check out what our customers are saying about us on Trip Advisor.

About Scenic
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  • Livestock search
  • Search and rescue
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  • Wildlife surveys
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  • Turbine Transition
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  • Proposals
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