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Great Smoky Mountains Day Hike Tours

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Make the most of your day in the Great Smoky Mountains on one of our guided day hike tours! Learn about the fascinating natural and cultural history of the Great Smoky Mountains, visit some of the most interesting historical sites, enjoy the invigoration 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 this extraordinary region. These tours are excellent year round options allowing guests to enjoy not just the fantastic spring and fall seasons in the Smokies, but also the majestic winters and vibrant summers. Of course, the kaleidoscope of colors that explode in autumn alone warrant a visit, a long hike, and lots of pictures.

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. Check out our day hike offerings below, and give us a call at 800-715-HIKE (4453) to book your spot or learn more!

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Smokies in a Day
Smoky Mountains in a Day
Classic Views • History • Waterfalls
Style: Daily Departure or Custom
Season: Year Round
Difficulty: Level 2
Solitude: Level 2
Duration: 12-14 hours
Distance: 4+mi / 6.5+km
Per Person: $220-$355
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Charlies Bunion - Jump Off
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Charlies Bunion - Jump Off
Classic Views • History • Wildlife
Style: Custom Hike
Season: Year Round
Difficulty: Level 3
Solitude: Level 2
Duration: 5-7 hours
Distance: 9mi / 14km
Per Person: $135-$235
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Ramsey Cascades
Ramsey Cascades
Waterfalls • Old Growth • Waterfalls
Style: Custom Hike
Season: Year Round
Difficulty: Level 3
Solitude: Level 2
Duration: 5-7 hours
Distance: 8mi / 13km
Per Person: $135-$235
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Great Smoky Mountains Backpacking Trips
Backpacking Tours

A backpacking adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains is an exciting way to experience the park's outstanding natural beauty and unique cultural history! The 'Smokies' are an icon of Appalachian Mountain culture stretching back to the late 18th century, when early settlers etched out homes in these stunning mountains. The Great Smoky Mountains' magnificent forests, endless ridges, high peaks, cascades and waterfalls, wildlife, and clear mountain streams make it a hiker's paradise. Choose from 6 unforgettable backpacking tours in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Portered Smokies Hikes
Portered Trips

A portered hike into the Great Smoky Mountains is one experience you'll never forget! We hike with light day packs while porters carrying the gear in and out, also setting up and breaking down camp. 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. Join us and experience the views, amazing biodiversity, waterfalls, and wildlife of the Great Smoky Mountains!

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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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Blue Ridge Mountains Trips
Blue Ridge Mountains 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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