The booking fee includes the costs of booking your tickets such as charges for payment processing. It also covers the provision of our customer care center for processing your order, and all charges imposed by our suppliers.
* This tour requires at least one of the following per booking: Adult, Senior
**Please note: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will require parking passes for any vehicle stopping longer than 15 minutes. Leave the driving to us as we take you to the top of the Smoky Mountains to enjoy the sea of mountains. Your guide will stop along the way for several photo stops as you learn about the human and natural history of the Smokies.
All Fees and Taxes
Professional naturalist guide
Gratuity for your guide.
Drinks are not provided. Please bring plenty of water.
Rain Gear - We do have emergency ponchos on hand if needed.
Traveler pickup is offered
If multiple groups sign up for this tour, we will be in touch before the date of your tour to give you a specific meeting time.
A Walk In The Woods, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States We will meet at the Sugarland's Visitor Center where you will have a chance to explore the Park museum and support the Park with your gift purchases at the book store. From there, we will travel up the mountain and learn the human and natural history of the Park before getting out and experiencing a slice of the famous AT. Your guide will regale you with stories of the Cherokee, the settlers, the Civil War history and the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Stop and experience beautiful vistas, learn the medicinal and edible uses of wild plants, take your time as you soak in the beauty of these ancient mountains.
Sugarlands Visitors Center, Tennessee, United States Departure and return location.
Newfound Gap Road, Tennessee, United States Newfound Gap Road has many scenic vistas and points of interest. 20 minutes
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A maximum of 14 people per booking
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
This tour requires a 2 person minimum to operate. If you are traveling solo, you may join into an existing tour or pay the 2 person rate.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
25 Jun 2022
3rd hike w “A walk in the woods”. 1st 2 were 4 yrs ago w 3 young teens and we all had a fabulous time and learned a lot. This time we are back in town w senior citizens. We wanted them to see as much as they could of the park while keeping them safe. This was a great choice.
31 Aug 2021
I enjoyed the expertise of Ben, my guide. He had the answers to all my questions and volunteered more interesting and pertinent information. We also had fun as I was able to see the best of the park in just two hours.
13 Jul 2021
Group of 6 hiked with Meagan today! She was wonderful and definitely made the hike more enjoyable! She was very knowledgeable and shared many facts about our surroundings areas. The pace was perfect for all levels in our group. Meagan was so helpful in capturing photos of our group.
This tour in
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
is organized by
A Walk in the Woods
We always double-check the availability with our local partners for each booking. Even though this is usually a swift process, it can take up to 24 hours. Once this process is completed you will receive your voucher or ticket by email. If our local partner is not able to confirm your booking we will offer you the best possible alternative. If the new date and/or time doesn’t fit your itinerary, we will reimburse the full amount paid.
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