Christopher Place is nestled between the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the Cherokee National Forest, and the Pisgah National Forest, so we’re the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors.
The Cherokee National Forest is a mountain biker’s heaven, with trails ranging from the 2.3 mile Meadow Creek Mountain to the 100 mile Lemon Gap Road.
Foxfire Mountain - Do it all in one place!
Foxfire Mountain is the largest zip line attraction in the Smoky Mountains. Seven world-class zip lines, America's longest swinging bridge across Foxfire Gorge and the Little Pigeon River, Lost Mine Falls, and an ATV escorted adventure. A scenic 25 minute drive to a day's adventure. Christopher Place guests receive a $10 discount on adventures!
The many rivers and lakes offer fishing for both the novice and the seasoned pro.
Hiking, Walking & Running
Christopher Place sits on 203 mountain acres, so of course we have some hiking and walking of our own. But we’re also only 11 miles to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park (nps.gov/grsm) entrance at Cosby, the least used entrance to the Smokies. Some of our favorite trails close to the Smoky Mountain Resort…
Lead one of these gentle animals into the Pisgah National Forest and enjoy lunch overlooking the mountains. (828) 622-9686 www.hikinginthesmokies.com
White Water Rafting
The French Broad and the lower Big Pigeon Rivers offer gentle float trips through pristine mountain scenery. The Upper Big Pigeon boasts 5 miles of class 2,3, and 4 rapids though spectacular river gorges if you want a bumpier trip. This is one of the most popular activities in the Smokies and only happens on select days each season, so make your reservations early.
Canopy Tours and Ziplines
Feel like a kid again and zip through the Smoky Mountains on this newest form of adventure offered. Canopy tours offer an experience you will never forget.