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3-day Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail from Gatlinburg, TN

3-day Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail from Gatlinburg, TN | undefined

Join a certified mountain guide for a fun and scenic 3-day hiking adventure along the Appalachian Trail in the astoundingly beautiful Great Smoky Mountain National Park.



3 Days

Jul, Aug, Oct




* Enjoy the simply stunning scenery of Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

* Learn about the park's history and ecology from a local guide.

* Meet other hikers each night at the backcountry shelters.


Composed of high peaks, low valleys, meadows, forest and streams, hiking on the Appalachian Trail rightfully should be on every hiker's bucket list.

Join us and backpack through a particularly scenic portion in Smoky Mountain National Park!

After meeting up in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where we will briefly go over our itinerary, we will head right out onto the trail at New Found Gap.

We'll begin our three day adventure by hiking for 5 miles at up about 5,000 feet above sea level, enjoying some fantastic views of the surrounding scenery and vegetation as we go.

On the second day, we will continue ascending and descending along the trail for about 8 to 12 miles, getting more great views and learning a bit about the storied culture of this part of the country. We'll finish the day in one of the most remote sections of the entire national park.

On our third and final day, we will hike for about 6 to 10 miles through this remote part of the park, before descending into a valley with pristine streams, learning a bit about the region's ecology as we go.

At the end of our hike, a shuttle bus will pick us up and take us back to Gatlinburg where we will say goodbye.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this incredibly fun and scenic 3-day hiking experience on the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Drinks


What is the average weight on my backpack?

30 pound or 15 kilos approximately.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hilton Knoxville Knoxville Tennessee USA
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The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel Knoxville Tennessee USA
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Hyatt Place Knoxville/Downtown Knoxville Tennessee USA
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What people are saying about Smoky



Camping was a wonderful adventure. The professionalism by David was outstanding. His knowledge and understanding of trails we took; his knowledge of the history were educational; and the help in hiking and his ability to physically aid me when I needed help got me through this hike was paramount in my ability in making it through.

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