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Great Smoky Mountains Backpacking Trips

Join us for a guided Great Smoky Mountains backpacking trip with expert guides and top-of-the-line gear! We have over 25 years owner experience in adventure travel, and are the #1 rated backpacking tour company on Trip Advisor for multipe national parks. Come discover why!

Whether it's for an overnight hike or a week-long expedition, backpacking into the Great Smoky Mountains is one experience you'll never forget! We employ expert hiking guides and provide top-of-the-line gear, exceptional meals, local transportation, and an absolute commitment to fun, safety and comfort.

You can peruse our list of Great Smoky Mountains backpacking adventures below. We offer trips with a range of difficulty levels, from moderate hikes like the Mount Sterling Appalachian Loop to more demanding trips like the Fontana Lake - Hazel Creek Loop, and everything in between. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE (4453) to learn more or book your spot today!

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Great Smoky Mountains Classic
Guides Choice Award
Mt Sterling Appalachian Loop
Waterfalls • Classic Views • Famous Trails
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 4
Solitude: Level 2
Duration: 4 days
Distance: 28mi / 45km
Per Person: $895

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Fontana Lake - Hazel Creek Loop
Best Summer Grand Canyon Backpacking Award
Fontana Lake - Hazel Creek
Wildlife • Waterfalls • Classic Views
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 4
Solitude: Level 2
Duration: 5 days
Distance: 35mi / 56km
Per Person: $1105

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Gregory Bald Loop
Gregory Bald Loop
Wildflowers • Classic Views • Waterfalls
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 3
Solitude: Level 2
Duration: 3 days
Distance: 16+mi / 26+km
Per Person: $640

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Clingman's Dome to Deep Creek
Clingman's Dome to Deep Creek
Wildlife • Classic Views • Waterfalls
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 3
Solitude: Level 2
Duration: 4 days
Distance: 33mi / 53km
Per Person: $895

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Smoky Balds and Old Growth
Smoky Balds and Old Growth
Wildlife • Classic Views • Waterfalls
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 3
Solitude: Level 2
Duration: 4 days
Distance: 27+mi / 43+km
Per Person: $895

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Appalachian Crest, Valleys & Balds Backpacking Trip
Appalachian Crest, Valleys & Balds
Waterfalls • Classic Views • Wildlife
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 3
Solitude: Level 2
Duration: 6 days
Distance: 38mi / 61km
Per Person: $1255

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Smoky Mountains Traverse
Smoky Mountains Traverse
Wildlife • Classic Views • Waterfalls
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 5
Solitude: Level 3
Duration: 7 days
Distance: 55mi / 89km
Per Person: $1375

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Great Smoky Mountains Classic
Winter Choice Award
Winter Creeks and Peaks
Waterfalls • Classic Views • Historic Sites
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 3 or 4
Solitude: Level 2
Duration: 3 or 4 days
Distance: 21+mi / 34+km
Per Person: $895

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Deep Creek Family Trip
Deep Creek Family Trip
Family-friendly • Mountain Creeks • Wildlife
Style: Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 2
Solitude: Level 2
Duration: 2-3 days
Distance: 6+mi / 10+km
Per Person: $470-$640

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Deep Creek Family Trip
Spring Break Family Trip
Family-friendly • Views & Summits • Wildlife
Style: Inn-based/Backpacking
Difficulty: Level 2
Solitude: Level 2
Duration: 4 days
Distance: 18mi / 29km
Per Person: $1540

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More Great Smoky Mountains trip styles
Great Smoky Mountains Kayak Tour
Paddle and Hike Adventure

Paddle and hike on this memorable 3-day, 2-night excursion on Fontana Lake in Great Smoky Mountains National Park! We kayak to an island in the middle of Fontana Lake, where we spend 2 nights soaking up the beauty and serenity of this stunning area. We'll swim, relax, paddle and explore around the island. We'll enjoy sunset dinners on the shore and sleep in one of the most peaceful settings you can imagine. The second day we paddle across the lake and embark on a long day hike through lush forests, along mountain streams, and to awe-inspiring view points.

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Inn-based Great Smoky Mountains Hiking Tours
Inn-based Tours

Hike the Great Smoky Mountains in style! Enjoy phenomenal day hikes by day and charming inns, cabins and/or hotels at night. Experience the waterfalls, deep forests, sweeping views, amazing history and biodiversity of the Smokies on one of our inn-based tours, which include local transportation, lodging, meals, park entrance fees and a professional Great Smoky Mountains hiking guide. Choose from 3 unforgettable inn-based tours in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Great Smoky Mountains Day Hikes
Day Hike Tours

Make the most of your day in the Great Smoky Mountains on a guided day hike tour! Learn about the amazing natural and cultural history of the Great Smoky Mountains, enjoy the peace of mind that results from hiking with a local expert, let us take care of the gear and food, and hear amazing stories that have taken place in these extraordinary mountains. All Great Smoky Mountains day hike tours include use of a backpack and trekking poles; snacks and lunch; and a professional Great Smoky Mountains hiking guide. Choose from 3 amazing day hike tours in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Beyond the Smokies Trips
Beyond the Smokies Trips

Make the most of your day in the Great Smoky Mountains on a guided day hike tour! Learn about the amazing natural and cultural history of the Great Smoky Mountains, enjoy the peace of mind that results from hiking with a local expert, let us take care of the gear and food, and hear amazing stories that have taken place in these extraordinary mountains. All Great Smoky Mountains day hike tours include use of a backpack and trekking poles; snacks and lunch; and a professional Great Smoky Mountains hiking guide.

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