Embark on a 6-day guided hiking itinerary in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: exploring trails, wildlife, and stunning vistas. Perfect your Smoky Mountains journey with us!
Strap on your hiking boots for an epic 6-day guided adventure through the Smokies that has stolen our hearts!
We’re taking you beyond the maps into a world where misty peaks whisper ancient tales, and every step unveils a canvas of nature’s finest art.
Discover trails where black bears roam free and waterfalls cascade in secret corners. As night falls, unwind in cozy mountain retreats, sharing tales by the fire, under a tapestry of stars.
This is not just a hike—it’s our handpicked journey for savoring the Smokies in all their glory. Ready to live the stories you’ll tell for years? Let’s embark on this unforgettable trek together!
Day one of your hiking tour in the Great Smoky Mountains is all about getting settled in and experiencing your first taste of the park’s natural wonders.
After a scenic drive from Knoxville, you’ll arrive in Townsend and check into your cozy hotel, where you’ll be able to relax and recharge before hitting the trails.
Once you’ve dropped off your bags and laced up your hiking boots, it’s time to embark on your first adventure: the Middle Prong Trail.
This 6-mile hike is the perfect introduction to the park, taking you through some of its most stunning landscapes and showcasing the incredible natural beauty of the Smokies.
As you make your way along the trail, you’ll feel your worries slip away and your senses come alive. The rushing waters of the streams and waterfalls will soothe your soul, while the verdant forests and towering mountains will remind you of the awe-inspiring power of nature.
As you complete the hike and return to your hotel, you’ll be ready to rest up for the adventures that lie ahead. Whether you choose to relax in your comfortable accommodations or explore the charming town of Townsend, you’ll know that you’re in for an unforgettable journey through one of America’s most beautiful national parks.
So settle in, get some rest, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime in the Great Smoky Mountains!
Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping adventure on day two of your hiking tour in the Great Smoky Mountains! Today, you’ll tackle the challenging but rewarding Alum Cave Trail, which will take you on a journey to the summit of Mount Le Conte, one of the highest peaks in the park.
After a hearty breakfast, you’ll set off on the trail, which winds through lush forests, across babbling streams, and up steep inclines.
Along the way, you’ll marvel at the stunning vistas that stretch out before you, from rolling hills and verdant valleys to towering peaks and distant horizons.
As you approach the summit of Mount Le Conte, the trail will become steeper and more challenging, but the reward at the top will be worth every step. From the summit, you’ll be able to take in panoramic views that will take your breath away, with the majestic peaks of the Smokies stretching out before you like an endless sea of green and blue.
As you make your way back down the mountain, tired but elated, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment that only comes from conquering a challenging hike.
Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a beginner, the Alum Cave Trail and Mount Le Conte hike are sure to leave you feeling inspired and invigorated.
So kick back and relax in your comfortable accommodations in Townsend, take in the sights and sounds of the charming town, and get ready for the next adventure that awaits you in the Great Smoky Mountains!
Day three of your hiking tour in the Great Smoky Mountains is all about exploring the stunning natural beauty of the Gregory Ridge Trail.
This hike will take you on a journey through some of the most picturesque landscapes in the park, from rolling hills and verdant valleys to colorful wildflowers and breathtaking vistas.
After fueling up with a delicious breakfast, you’ll make your way to the Cades Cove area to begin your hike on the Gregory Ridge Trail.
This 11-mile trek is known for its stunning displays of brightly colored flowers, which are especially vibrant in the spring and early summer months.
As you make your way up the trail, you’ll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature at its finest, from the rustling of the leaves in the wind to the chirping of birds in the trees.
As you near the summit of Gregory Bald Mountain, you’ll be rewarded with some of the most breathtaking views in the park, with panoramas that stretch out for miles in every direction.
Whether you’re an experienced hiker or a beginner, the Gregory Ridge Trail is sure to leave you feeling inspired and invigorated.
So take your time, soak in the sights and sounds of the park, and get ready for another unforgettable adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains! And after a day full of exploration and adventure, head back to your comfortable accommodations in Townsend to rest up and get ready for the next day’s journey.
On day four of your hiking tour in the Great Smoky Mountains you will embark on one of the most famous trails in the world – the Appalachian Trail.
Your journey begins at Newfound Gap, where you’ll set out on a hike through lush forests and rolling hills. As you make your way along the trail, you’ll be surrounded by some of the most stunning landscapes in the park, from towering trees and babbling brooks to rocky outcroppings and sweeping vistas.
The highlight of your hike will be the rocky viewpoint at Charlies Bunion, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. As you take in the breathtaking scenery, you’ll feel a sense of awe and wonder at the majesty of the natural world.
As the sun begins to set, you’ll make your way to Bryson City, where you’ll spend the rest of your trip in comfortable and welcoming accommodations.
Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind or continue your exploration of the Great Smoky Mountains, Bryson City offers plenty of opportunities for adventure and excitement.
So get ready for another incredible day of hiking, exploration, and adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains! With so much natural beauty and wonder to discover, you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Get ready for an unforgettable adventure on day five of your hiking tour in the Great Smoky Mountains! Today, you’ll set out on a loop hike through the tranquil forests on the Deep Creek Trail.
As you begin your hike, you’ll be surrounded by the soothing sounds of bubbling streams and gentle waterfalls. Along the trail, you’ll discover hidden gems of natural beauty, from mossy rocks and towering trees to lush greenery and vibrant wildflowers.
The highlight of your hike will be the stunning waterfalls that you’ll encounter along the way. From the sparkling cascades of Juney Whank Falls to the thundering roar of Tom Branch Falls, you’ll be awed and inspired by the power and majesty of these natural wonders.
As you make your way back to Bryson City, you’ll be filled with a sense of peace and serenity, having spent the day immersed in the beauty and tranquility of the Great Smoky Mountains.
So lace up your hiking boots, grab your camera, and get ready for another incredible day of exploration and adventure! With so much natural beauty and wonder to discover, the Deep Creek Trail is sure to be a highlight of your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains.
After a day full of hiking and discovery, head back to your comfortable accommodations in Bryson City to rest up and get ready for the next day’s journey.
This beautiful hike will take you through the heart of the Smokies, past cascading waterfalls, towering trees, and breathtaking mountain views. You’ll follow the meandering Little River as it winds its way through the forest, crossing over bridges and through serene, mossy glens.
As you hike, keep your eyes peeled for the abundant wildlife that makes its home in the Smokies, from colorful birds and squirrels to elusive deer and black bears.
And as you make your way along the Elkmont Loop, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding mountains, with their rugged peaks and lush green valleys stretching out before you in every direction.
By the time you reach the end of your hike, you’ll have experienced some of the most awe-inspiring natural beauty that the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer. And even though it’s time to say goodbye to this incredible wilderness, you’ll leave with memories that will last a lifetime.
So lace up your boots, grab your gear, and hit the trail one more time! The Little River Trail and the Elkmont Loop are waiting for you, and they’re sure to be the perfect end to your unforgettable hiking adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains.
The Great Smoky Mountains are a true wonder of nature, and this hiking tour is the perfect way to explore all that this beautiful region has to offer.
From the stunning waterfalls and rugged mountain peaks to the tranquil forests and abundant wildlife, every step of your journey will be filled with breathtaking sights and unforgettable experiences.
Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a newcomer to the trails, this tour has something for everyone.
You’ll explore some of the most iconic trails in the park, from the famed Appalachian Trail to the lesser-known but equally beautiful paths like the Middle Prong Trail and the Deep Creek Trail.
And with comfortable accommodations in both Townsend and Bryson City, you’ll have everything you need to relax and recharge between hikes.
So if you’re ready to experience the magic of the Great Smoky Mountains, lace up your boots and hit the trail! This hiking tour is the adventure of a lifetime, and it’s waiting for you to discover its many wonders.