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APPALACHIA DAY HIKES

Appalachia Day Hiking Tours

Smoky Mountains in a Day

Smoky Mountains in a Day
Appalachian Views • History • Waterfalls
Daily Departure or Custom
Year Round
Level 2
12-14 hours
4+mi / 6.5+km
$170-$305
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Charlies Bunion - The Jump Off

Charlies Bunion - The Jump Off
Sweeping Views • History • Iconic Hike
Daily Departure or Custom Hike
Year Round
Level 3
8-10 hours
9mi / 14km
$175
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Shining Rock Day Hike

Shining Rock Loop
Sweeping Views • Quartz Outcroppings • Solitude
Daily Departure or Custom Hike
April-December
Level 3
9-11 hours
9.5mi / 14.8km
$175
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Balsam knob Day Hike

Tennent Mountain Loop
Waterfalls • Peak Bagging • Sweeping Views
Daily Departure or Custom Hike
April-December
Level 2
7-9 hours
4.9mi / 7.8km
$175
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More Great Smoky Mountains trip styles

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 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 excursions on Fontana Lake in Great Smoky Mountains National Park! 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 inn-based 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

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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