One of the best ways to experience the beauty of Wears Valley is on the Hawk Skylift, an exciting chairlift ride that transports you to an altitude of 2,150 feet! This 30 minute round trip adventure allows you plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular scenery, and you can even get off at the top to kick back in one of the comfortable rocking chairs! Here are the top 4 reasons why you’ll want to ride the Hawk Skylift in Wears Valley:
1. Fun For Guests of All Ages
One reason why you’ll want to ride the lift in Wears Valley is because it is a fun ride for all ages, so bring the whole family along for the adventure! You can also take advantage of reduced ticket prices for seniors who are 65 years and older, as well as children who are 12 years old and younger! Note that each of the chairs can accommodate up to 4 guests, making it easy for parents to ride with children. You’ll not only love the wonderful chairlift ride, but the opportunity to create unique memories with your family members!
2. Amazing Bird’s Eye Views of the Smokies
While the Smoky Mountains are beautiful from ground level, just wait until you ride the Hawk Skylift for a bird’s eye view of the Smokies! Bring your camera along to capture some of the best photos of your vacation, as you’ll find stunning mountain views in every direction! The chairlift takes about 15 minutes in each direction, so there is plenty of time to soak in the amazing scenery with your family and friends! As a bonus, your ticket includes unlimited rides on the date of purchase, so you can go up and down the mountain as much as you want!
3. Rocking Chairs and Free Water at the Hawk’s Nest
Once you reach the top of the chairlift, step off to relax for a bit on the rockers and swings at the Hawk’s Nest! You’ll not only enjoy more magnificent views of the Smoky Mountains, but complimentary bottled water that feels refreshing on a warm summer day! Take a break for as long as you want, as the chair lift runs from 10 AM to 6 PM Wednesday through Saturday. Since your tickets are valid all day, consider starting your morning with a chairlift ride and then coming back for another ride in the afternoon after your other adventures in Wears Valley!
4. Convenient Location Near Our Cabins
The awesome thing about the chairlift is that it is located at Harpers Bros. Mountain in Wears Valley, which is considered the quiet side of the Smokies! This area is just a short drive away from our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals and is the perfect destination for a day trip, as Harpers Bros. Mountain also offers horseback riding and an awesome general store with locally sourced jams, jellies, home goods, jewelry, clothing and more!
Check out all of our cabins in the Smokies today to stay close to the Hawk Skylift and all of the other fun attractions throughout Wears Valley! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smoky Mountains!