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SMOKIES BACKPACKING

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 Difficultys, 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 1-800-715-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

Appalachian Trail • Waterfalls • Mount Sterling
Backpacking Trip

4 days
$965
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Smoky Mountains Classic

Smoky Mountains Classic

Grassy Bald • Backcountry Cascades • Historic Sites
Backpacking Trip

3 days
$710
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Great Smoky Mountains Classic
Winter Choice Award

Winter Creeks and Peaks

Winter Itinerary • Historic Lookout • Waterfalls
Backpacking Trip

3 or 4 days
$965
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Ancient Appalachia Loop

Ancient Appalachia Loop

Old Growth Forests • Waterfalls • Sweeping Views
Backpacking Trip

4 days
$965
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Deep Creek Family Trip

Deep Creek Family Trip

Family-friendly • Mountain Creeks • Wildlife
Backpacking Trip

2-3 days
$490-$710
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Deep Creek Family Trip

Appalachian Family Adventure

Family-friendly • Views & Summits • Wildlife
Inn-based/Backpacking

4 days
$1540
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More Great Smoky Mountains trip styles

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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Great Smoky Mountains Day Hikes
Day Hike Tours

Make the most of your day in the Great Smoky Mountains on a guided Smokies 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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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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