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November 23rd, 2020
Bridge seen during Smoky Mountain hiking tours

Everything You Need to Know About Our Smoky Mountain Hiking Tours

September 22, 2015 November 23rd, 2020

At Smoky Mountain Outdoors, the only thing we love more than spending all our time in the great outdoors is sharing this experience with you and your family.

The newest on the long-list of outdoor Smoky Mountain adventures we offer, our hiking tours allow you and your loved ones to experience the Smokies like never before, all while learning a little bit of history about the area along the way. Our Smoky Mountain hiking tours include everything from a kid’s nature trail to a scenic sunset stroll.

To learn more about our unbeatable hiking experiences, read below!

When Are the Smoky Mountain Hiking Tours?

close up on waterfall during Smoky Mountain hiking toursOur Smoky Mountain hiking tours run from early March to the end of November. We take a brief break in the winter to spend quality time with our families during the holidays and to let the weather warm up a bit before hitting the trails for a new season.

Our set hiking schedule is:

  • Birding and Native Plants Hike: Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
  • Kids in Nature: Saturdays at 1 p.m.
  • Waterfall Hike: Mondays & Saturdays at 1 p.m.
  • Scenic Sunset Hike: Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Please keep in mind, we do ask you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled hike time.

group enjoying Smoky Mountain hiking toursWho You Can Invite

One thing you will love about our Smoky Mountain hiking tours is it is the more the merrier! We can accommodate groups anywhere from 2 people and up. All we ask is you let us know how many people will be joining you for your trip so we know how many guides to assign your tour. This will also help us decide which hiking trail will best suit your all’s needs.

If you have any questions about planning your group excursion, give us a call!


car driving to Smoky Mountain hiking toursAlthough we do ask you to meet us at our Gatlinburg location before the tour begins, it is important to note you will be required to take your own vehicle from there to the trailhead. Don’t worry, you will be following one of our guides who will be in his or her vehicle, but you and your family or group will be riding separately.  

This is nice if you and your loved ones decide you want to continue your adventure after your guided hike is over. This is also good if there are other items on your travel itinerary you want to accomplish without having to make an extra pit stop or two on your way.

backpack and shoes for Smoky mountain hiking tours from Smoky Mountain outdoorsWhat to Bring

As with any hiking trip, you will want to make sure you are prepared when you choose to experience one of our Smoky Mountain hiking tours. This includes making sure you have sturdy shoes, appropriate clothing, bug spray, a backpack, and sunscreen. You may also want to bring either sunglasses or a hat to protect your eyes from the sun.

There are no shops or generals stores inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so you will want to make sure you pick any necessary items up before meeting your guide.

Are There Kid-Friendly Hikes?

child enjoying Smoky Mountain hiking toursYes! We do offer one guided hike that is specifically designed for kids to enjoy, the Kids in Nature tour.

During this hike, you and your children will encounter a variety of wildlife, plants, insects, and other living creatures found within the national park.  All of which is guaranteed to make for a fun and memorable afternoon.

As far as our other Smoky Mountain hiking tours go, whether or not they are appropriate for your child depends on how old he or she is and what their skill levels are. If you have any questions about a specific tour, please give us a call.

fall leaves seen during Smoky Mountain hiking toursHow Long Do the Hikes Last?

All our Smoky Mountain hiking tours generally last about 2 hours. However, this number can fluctuate depending on how many people are in your group and how fast it takes you to finish the trail.

We suggest you block off at least 3 hours to account for rest stops and travel. We also ask you arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time so we can go over any necessary details before we embark on our journey together.

How Much Does It Cost?

waterfall seen during fall Smoky Mountain hiking toursAll our Smoky Mountain hiking tours are $34.95 per person, plus tax. This price includes the company of one of our skilled guides, as well as a snack and a bottle of water for you to have with you during the hike.

Start planning your next outdoor adventure today by booking one of our Smoky Mountain hiking tours. Reservations are required.