BLUFF MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES- PIGEON FORGE, TN

Bluff Mountain Adventures- Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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Bluff Mountain Adventures is a guided ATV tour company offering ATV rides in Pigeon Forge, TN. This ATV park is a great chance for families and beginners to experience the ATV trails in Tennessee even if you don’t own your own ATV.  

Bluff Mountain Adventures is located in Pigeon Forge, TN.  If you are familiar at all with tourism in Tennessee, you will recognize this as the home of the popular amusement park, Dollywood.  It is also Tennessee’s premier mountain playground with the very nearby Gatlinburg, TN offering numerous opportunities for family and outdoor fun.     

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Bluff Mountain Adventures Trail Rides

ATV Tour Types

There are four ATV trail rides in Pigeon Forge available at Bluff Mountain Adventures. 

Family Introductory Ride- This tour is designed for beginners and the whole family.  Drivers can be as young as 12 years of age, but must be at least 4’9 (57″) tall.  Trail ride is a 1 hour guided tour through the foothills of Bluff Mountain and includes some creeks and streams. 

Mountain Trail Adventure- This 90 minute trail ride only allows adults to operate their own ATV. Children must ride as passengers.  This ride goes 2300 feet up to the bluff across streams and rough terrain.  Bring your camera!

Custom Trail Ride- Only adults may operate their own ATV. Children and non experienced passengers must ride in a side by side.  This scenic two hour trail ride covers more ground and requires drivers with experience in riding ATV’s in the mountains.  This tour must be purchased 1 day in advance.

Ridge Run- This 90 minute trail ride is the most advanced tour at Bluff Mountain Adventures and drivers MUST BE EXPERIENCED WITH ATV’S IN THE MOUNTAINS. Some of the trail is no wider than your ATV and you will be on the edge of the mountain.

ATV Permits

Since Bluff Mountain Adventures is a guided ATV park in Tennessee, permits are not required. Instead, you will be paying a ticket price for the trail ride of your choice.  Their website states the following regarding ticket purchases,

Guests must purchase their tickets at least 1 hour and 15 min prior to scheduled ride times. Ride times may vary throughout the year, so please call. Reservations over the phone will not be accepted. All ticket sales are on a first come, first served basis.”

The pricing varies for each trail ride based upon ATV type, driver age, and passenger quantity.  For complete and up to date pricing we recommend you check the Bluff Mountain Adventure website here.

ATV Rentals

ATV rentals are not necessary as these are guided tours and the ATV’s are provided in the price of your trail ride.  However, if you do not have your own ATV helmet or goggles, Bluff Mountain Adventures will provide those. However, you are free to bring your own.  Closed toe shoes (tennis shoes, boots, or sneakers) are required.  If you are visiting in winter, wear very warm attire and if it is summer wear shorts and short sleeves.  

Lodging near Bluff Mountain Adventures

The lodging opportunities in Pigeon Forge are tremendous.  

The first and most obvious choice is to book a cabin with Bluff Mountain Realty as you will receive a 20% discount on your ATV trail ride if you stay in one of their facilities.

If you are traveling with family and desire to be in the heart of the action or near Dollywood, we have a great review on the Home 2 Suites, Pigeon Forge. 

There are numerous hotels, cabins, and campgrounds in Pigeon Forge and equally as many in Gatlinburg.  If you decide you would rather have close access to the Great Smoky Mountain National park than Dollywood, we recommend you consider a stay in Gatlinburg, TN.  Here is a list of Ten Fun Things to Do near the Smokies.

 

Camping in Pigeon Forge near Bluff Mountain Adventures

Just as with lodging, there are numerous campgrounds near Bluff Mountain Adventures.  

This is our favorite campground in the Pigeon Forge area.  While it is a bit more off the beaten path toward Wears Valley, it is for that reason we love it.  The campground pads are wide and well appointed with complete electric and sewer hook ups.  The camp sites are shaded and the grounds are well kept.  Many of the Pigeon Forge campgrounds have great amenities, but are lacking in trees and shade. 

Foothills RV Park & Cabins is also highly rated on TripAdvisor and offers full RV hookups with sewer as well as cabins on site.  Other amenities include heated swimming pool, laundry facilities, air conditioned bath houses, and paved patios with picnic tables. 

Riveredge RV Park is only 9 minutes away from Bluff Mountain Adventures.  Family owned and operated since 1970, Riveredge has very high reviews.  The facilities are clean and the property does provide an outdoor feel despite being so conveniently located to the main parkway. Full RV hookups are available as well as fully furnished cabins. 

Dining in Pigeon Forge, TN Near Bluff Mountain Adventures

The list of dining near Bluff Mountain Adventures would take a whole new article to cover, but for the sake of brevity, I will list our favorite restaurants in the Pigeon Forge Area.  

Mama’s Farmhouse: 6 minutes from Bluff Mountain Adventures

Come Hungry!  That’s all I have to say about this great home cooking family style restaurant. Family style is my favorite way to eat all-you-can eat since it means this “mama” doesn’t have to get up from the table over and over.  Instead, the amazing wait staff at Mama’s Farmhouse will bring you ample portions of fried chicken, meat loaf, honey glazed ham, potatoes, sweet potato casserole, fried okra, and those amazing cat head biscuits that we all love in the south!  For a complete list of menu items and prices visit their website.

The Old Mill Restaurant: 7 Minutes from Bluff Mountain Adventures 

No one ever goes hungry in Pigeon Forge unless it’s by choice.  Another quintessential Pigeon Forge eatery is The Old Mill Restaurant.  The food quality isn’t as good as Mama’s Farmhouse in our opinion, but the ambiance and experience of eating on the Little Pigeon River in an old grist mill makes up for it.  The Old Mill is one of those must do it once type of things.  

The Old Mill restaurant Pigeon Forge, TN
Image from Brian Stansberry

The newest shopping, dining, and entertainment complex in Pigeon Forge, TN is The Island . There are several dining options as well as some great attractions to enjoy. 

Attractions in Pigeon Forge, TN Near Buffalo Mountain Adventures

Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee are teaming with attractions. This short list of our favorite things to do in Pigeon Forge, TN doesn’t begin to scratch the surface, but will at least give you some ideas.  

Dollywood has been a family favorite since it was Silver Dollar City.  So much has changed since those days, however.  This family amusement park continues to expand and grow adding new attractions, shows, and restaurants every year.  You won’t go wrong spending a day with the family there.

Dollywood Sign

Spend the day at Cades Cove either taking the drive tour, riding bicycles, or hiking.  Enjoy wildlife and historic sites in this 11 mile loop section of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Learn more about this and other attractions in Gatlinburg by visiting our post on  Fun Things To Do in Gatlinburg. 

Cades Cove Loop Road

As we mentioned previously, The Island is Pigeon Forge’s newest shopping and entertainment complex.  Spend at least one evening there enjoying dinner, tasting Moonshine at Ole Smoky Moonshine, or relaxing in the rocking chairs watching the Island fountain and light show.  If the kids want some extra fun, consider riding the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel for a view of the Smokies from this 200 foot tall ferris wheel. 

Pigeon Forge Island

As you can see, Buffalo Mountain Adventures, is the perfect intro to ATV riding for the family.  Located in the mountain playground of Pigeon Forge with close access to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, you won’t go wrong trying out this great ATV Pigeon Forge trail park.

Group ATV Tours

Some other recommendations for the area

Other Tennessee ATV Trials: Check out our page of TN ATV Trails. Subscribe to get updates as we continue to add to the list. 

Best Hotel in Gatlinburg: The Park Vista – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Gatlinburg Our family has stayed here almost every fall for over 10 years.  We love the indoor pool and the views. 

Best Restaurant in Gatlinburg: We love Alamo Steakhouse for great food and atmosphere. (Get our Gatlinburg Restaurant Guide for other recommendations

Need a family hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN? Check out our review of the Home 2 Suites located near The Island and Dollywood. 

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