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Paddle & Hike Tours

Our Paddle and Hike Tours are opportunities to combine the two most enjoyable activities in Great Smoky Mountains National Park - hiking and sea kayaking - in one, unforgettable experience. Our flagship "paddle and hike" offering is our 3-day Paddle and Hike Adventure which features amazing camping on a scenic island; a hike to a fire tower; wonderful backcountry cuisine prepared by your guide; and plenty of paddling, including two stunning sunset paddles. We also offer two Paddle and Hike Day Tours - a moderate, historic tour and a more challenging, longer adventure. We invite you to read below to learn more about these offerings!

Feel free to call us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) to learn more or book a spot today!

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Paddle and Hike Adventure

Paddle and Hike Adventure

Sea Kayaking • Island Camping • Classic Views
Paddle & Hike

3 days
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Paddle and Hike Adventure

Paddle and Hike Day Tours

Sea Kayaking • Hiking • Classic Views
Paddle & Hike

10-14 hours
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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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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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