"I scheduled this as a solo trip for myself but was excited that it was a guided group trip. Initially I was really glad that the trip included a lot of basic hiking gear that I didn't own: tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack, etc. I felt the value of this trip far exceeded the cost so I was pleasantly surprised that the trip offered so much! I was also glad to know that our guide would be cooking all of our meals. Since it was a 3 day overnight hiking trip I figured we would be eating dehydrated meals but boy was I pleasantly surprised that all of the food was FRESH AND DELICIOUS! Nick Weaver was our guide and I'm sad to say that all of my future guided hikes will likely pale in comparison and be a disappointment because Nick set the bar SO HIGH! He was absolutely wonderful. Full of knowledge about the Smoky Mountains, their colorful history and the park in general. He is wise beyond his years and is a fountain of useful information and historical facts and data. I cannot recommend Wildland Trekking enough and especially Nick Weaver. He was just fantastic and I can't wait to go on another trip with him! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!" - Amanda Z.
"The inn-based trip was beyond my expectations. I was amazed at Nick's knowledge of the park. He was extremely prepared and I was amazed at how he accommodated everybody's needs. The accommodations we stayed at were unbelievable. The company does a great job of answering all of your questions ahead of time so you feel completely relaxed before you head out on the adventure." - Peggy A.
"There is nothing better than a walk through the woods to clear your mind and lighten your soul, unless it is a walk led by a wonderful Wildland Trekking guide who also happens to be a great cook! We had an amazing time backpacking in the Smoky Mountains. Our guide was an extremely experienced and knowledgeable backpacker who taught us so much about plant life, the trails, animals and history. We got so much more out of our trip from our guide, plus he did all the cooking! He took care of us from start to finish and was a joy to be around. His love of nature and the pride and care he took in job shone through making our trip so enjoyable. We felt safe the entire time and were able to just enjoy hiking and being surrounded by nature as Wildland Trekking took care of all the details. They are an excellent company and I cannot wait to take another trip with them." - Jennifer S.