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SMOKIES DAY HIKES

Great Smoky Mountains Day Hike Tours

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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Smoky Mountains in a Day

Smoky Mountains in a Day

Classic Views • History • Waterfalls
Private Day Hike Tour
Year Round
Level 2
$170-$305
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Charlies Bunion - The Jump Off
Guides Choice Award

Charlies Bunion - The Jump Off

Classic Views • History • Wildlife
Private Day Hike Tour
Year Round
Level 3
$145-$245
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Ramsey Cascades

Ramsey Cascades

Waterfalls • Old Growth • Waterfalls
Private Day Hike Tour
Year Round
Level 3
$145-$245
Hike Description & Details
Paddle and Hike Day Tour

Historic Paddle & Hike

Lake Kayaking • Historic Sites • Wildlife
Paddle & Hike Day Tour
Apr-Oct
Level 2
$280-$355
Tour Description & Details
Paddle and Hike Day Tour

High Mountains Paddle & Hike

Lake Kayaking • Classic Views • Iconic Hike
Paddle & Hike Day Tour
Apr-Oct
Level 4
$280-$355
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More Great Smoky Mountains trip styles

Great Smoky Mountains Backpacking Trips
Backpacking Tours

A backpacking trip 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 our 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 carry 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 Tours
Paddle & Hike Adventures

Paddle and hike on these memorable 1-day or 3-day Smoky Mountain kayak tours! We sea kayak to wonderful hiking areas, historic sites, or - on the 3-day trip - 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 swim, relax, paddle and explore these amazing mountains. On the 3-day trip, we'll also 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 Appalachian inn-based hiking tours, which include local transportation, lodging, meals, park entrance fees and a professional Great Smoky Mountains hiking guide. Choose from our unforgettable inn-based tours in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Blue Ridge Mountains Trips
Blue Ridge Mountains Trips

The Blue Ridge Mountains outside Asheville, North Carolina aren't on a lot of people's radar, and that is exactly one of the things that make them so incredibly great! That and their amazing waterfalls, plentiful wildlife, stunning views, and wonderful natural and cultural history. Our Blue Ridge hiking trips begin and end in Asheville, one of America's most vibrant and culturally rich mountain towns.

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