800-715-HIKE 9-4:30 Every Day     Wildland Wires Sign Up!     Wild. Blog Trek & Travel


Appalachian Portered Trips

Join us for a guided Appalachian porterd hiking 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 hiking and backpacking tour company on Trip Advisor for multipe national parks. Come discover why!

A portered hike into the Great Smoky or Blue Ridge 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.

We offer two portered hiking trips in the Smokies/Appalachia, listed below. Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) to learn more today!

  • Wildland Trekking on Trip Advisor
  • Wildland Trekking in the Media
Portered Hiking Trip

Portered Creeks and Peaks

Family Friendly • Waterfalls • Appalachian Trail
Portered Hike

3 or 4 days
Trip Details & Dates
Portered Hiking Trip

Portered Shining Rock

Classic Views • Wilderness • Portered
Portered Hike

3 days
Trip Details & Dates

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.

See Trips
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.

See Trip
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.

See Trips
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.

See Trips
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.

See Trips

Smoky Mountains Visitor Information

Grand Canyon Visitor Information

Tips for Visiting the Smoky Mountains