Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster Pigeon Forge TN is the longest downhill ride in the whole of the USA. Making it an exciting and thrilling day out for all the whole family especially the kids…. and the big kids!!! With over 1 mile of track, this alpine coaster will leave you breathless. This is our ultimate guide to Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

Visiting Goats On The Roof in Pigeon Forge is a must, and you won’t even need to go out of your way during an exciting Smoky Mountain trip with your family as its located on Wears Valley Road.

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster – Pigeon Forge TN

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The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster at “Goats on the Roof” is an absolute “must do” when visiting the amazing Smoky Mountains. The ride is an exhilarating adventure taking you through the hills of Tennessee. You’ll glide along witnessing the stunning views that can’t be seen anywhere else in town at speeds of just under 30mph. The coaster consists of plastic sled suitable for one or two people with a back and a roll bar which is attached to a dual metal track.

Once reaching the top of the hill let gravity take its course whisking you down the bendy foothills of the smoky mountains at top speeds of 30mph. Don’t forget you control your speed with a hand brake letting you keep full control whether you want to go slow with little ones or speed down the mountain at full speed. Riding the Smoky Once you reach the bottom be sure to check out the merchandise and take home a souvenir T-shirt amongst goodies. All the family are guaranteed to have a brilliant fun day out!

What are the requirements to ride the Alpine Coaster?

For your own safety there are strict safety regulations imposed. Here are the following height, weight and age regulations to ride the coaster: –

  • The person controlling the sled must be at least 4.5 ft tall

  • You have to be a minimum of 16 years old to drive someone else.

  • The minimum height of the ride is set at 3.1 ft

  • The minimum age to ride is 3 years old.

  • The maximum height allowed is 7 ft.

  • The weight limit per sled is 375 pounds (330 in wet weather) for safety reasons.

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster – Pigeon Forge TN

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So embark on this exhilarating, adrenaline pumping ride and enjoy 7 minutes of fun on this one mile track! Mountain Alpine Coaster in Pigeon Forge, TN is a great day out for all the family be sure not to miss out. check out their website at

Other things to do at Goats on the roof

It’s not just the coaster that keeps the family entertained all day long, there are many more great activities to get involved in.

  • Feeding the goats: The “goat-cycle” will enable the whole family to feed the goats on the roof, especially great fun for the kids

  • Mining for gems: Treasure hunts are so much more fun when there is actual treasures involved. Goats On The Roof offer  an old-time gem mine where you can try mining  for sapphires, emeralds, and rubies.

  • Fudge and Ice cream: Why not relax on an amish rocking chair at goats on the roof with some ice cream or homemade fudge.

  • Taking home a Pigeon Forge souvenir: You can buy some cool souvenirs at Goats on the roof. The shop has two levels that are packed full of great souvenirs to take home reminding you of the great day you’ve had.

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Opening hours at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

The Coaster at Goats on the Roof tries to accommodate absolutely everyone. Their flexible opening hours make it so you can ride first thing in the morning or  late at nigh. The weather isn’t a problem either, come rain, hail or snow it all adds to the wonderful experience. The only time weather may interfere with the ride is during a thunder storm.

  • Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 10pm

  • Friday – Saturday: 11am – 11pm

  • Address: 1341 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

How much does it cost to ride the coaster at Goats on the Roof?

There’s no reason to spend a fortune to have fun, so prices are cheap and cheerful. Sales tax is even paid!!

  • Small Child: (3-6) $5 (tax included)

  • Children: (7-12) $12 (tax included)

  • Adults: $15 (tax included)

Videos of Alpine roller coaster pigeon forge TN

Watch the Smoky mountain alpine coaster in action with these awesome videos below. Looks like so much fun!

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, Pigeon Forge, TN GOPRO CAM, FULL SPEED NO BRAKES

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster Pigeon Forge TN GoPro POV, NO BRAKES with Commentary

Smoky Mountain Alpine Roller Coaster POV Pigeon Forge TN

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster Reviews

If you need more convincing why not check out the reviews on Trip Advisor, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster at Goats on the Roof has over 3,600 reviews averaging 4.5 out of 5 positive reviews.

You can also see more pictures from people who have been on the coaster, here you can see the coaster in action at night and in the day.

Best instagram pictures of alpine roller coaster pigeon forge TN

Here are a couple of pictures from Instagram of the apline coaster at Goats on the roof. Pictures like these will give your Instagram profile the wow factor!

How to get to alpine roller coaster pigeon forge TN

The Coaster at Goats on the Roof is located on Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge, TN. As you head toward Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, turn right off the main Parkway at light #3 onto Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge. Goats on the roof is located  2.5 miles down Wears Valley Road once you turn off the Parkway.

Don’t be tempted to try other coasters along the way, Goats on the roof is well worth the extra mile. If you don’t see goats, your in the wrong place!!

Address: 867 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA

Kelly Bullock