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A Walk in the Woods

4413 East Scenic Drive, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 865-436-8283
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Great Smoky Mountains Waterfall Adventure
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Often imitated, two decades later, still in a class of our own. Locally owned and operated since 1998, A Walk in the Woods is the oldest Guide Service in the Smokies. We are the recipient of the coveted REI Top Guide Award, as well as the Travel Channel Top choice award. Since 1998, A Walk in the Wood has been your doorway to the Smokies. For almost 2 decades, we have taken over 100,000 people into the beautiful National Park on a variety of excursions from driving tours, easy gentle guided walks for families and novices, challenging adventures, to guided backpacking trips on the famous AT and more. We are the only guide service in the region where all of our guides are professionally trained naturalists, historians, storytellers and all around educators. Our guides are passionate about the natural world and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Jewel of the Parks. We can also plan your adventure, rent your gear, shuttle you and help you safely explore the world of wild edibles and medicines, tasty mushrooms, tracking, birding, salamanders and more. As seen on Samantha Brown's Travel Channel Program, National Geographic Globe Trekkers, NBC Nightly News, Turner International, Backpacker Magazine, Endless Vacation, USA Today, AAA magazine Home and Away, National Geographic Adventurer, Outside Magazine, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Shape Magazine, Women's Health, Southern Living, the Chicago Tribune, Indianapolis Star, and more.
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4413 East Scenic Drive, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 865-436-8283
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As part of the REI Adventure Tours, A Walk In The Woods are contracted for guide services. I have hiked hundreds of miles in the Great Smoky Mountains but very little beyond long day hikes. This guided hike along the AT was a dream come...More

Thank jcsherr50
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just returned from my first backpacking trip ever and it was an amazing experience! I am so glad that I went with A Walk in the Woods; I felt confident that my guide, Nokey, was capable and knowledgeable, and that he would keep us...More

Thank Marni L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family of five, ages 47-8yo. We are not experienced hikers, but we wanted to really experience the Smoky Mountains up close and personally. We went on four-hour hike with Eric, who was fantastic. He has MILES of experience, tons of knowledge, and...More

1  Thank cdrovdlic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would recommend this to any one that was going into the park. I was traveling alone so this was perfect for me Hope to find this same organization when I hike the Highlands in Scotland.

1  Thank Di R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked two tours through A Walk in the Woods and loved both of them. Our first hike was the Hidden Waterfalls with our guide, Noki. He was great! He knew a lot about the forest plants and history of settling the region. Our hike...More

Thank Molly A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great guide in Haley, thoroughly enjoyed our visit to klingmans some today. Highly recommend. My husband got fantastic pictures

Thank jennifer b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I needed someone to introduce us to the Smoky Mountains. This was our first time here. Blue (our guide) did so wonderfully. We had a beautiful hike, good conversation, and photography ideas! I highly recommend this company.

Thank Stacy S
VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at A Walk in the Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was our pleasure taking you out to visit one of our favorite trails in the Park! We look forward to taking you out in the future.

Reviewed 21 May 2017

My son Mark (age 25) and I (age 55) took a two night back-country hiking and camping adventure, led by Mike Matzko last weekend. We had done some day hikes, but neither of us were experienced with overnight camping or with carrying 30 pound packs....More

1  Thank SteckMark
VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at A Walk in the Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review! Mike had an amazing time with you guys. We appreciate you spending your vacation with us and look forward to seeing you next year! Maybe a four day AT trip next time?

Reviewed 25 April 2017

We had such a great time on our hike with A Walk in the Woods. Erik was our guide and he made it not only fun, but super informative. We learned cool facts about the animals in the mountains (bears give birth in trees...who knew?)...More

1  Thank JenC0330
VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at A Walk in the Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

We are thrilled that we were able to take you out into the beautiful Park and show you some hidden treasures! Erik Soltan had an amazing time with your family. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed 18 April 2017

My wife and I had 2 guides for this walk up to Clingman's Dome. We're from Florida, the land of flat, so it really took a lot out of us to do even this short climb. Our guides were engaging, considerate, and educated on the...More

Thank thefathiker
VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at A Walk in the Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you so very much for the kind words. Matt and Erik were so happy to take you up to see the beautiful AT and explore the highest point in the Park. We look forward to seeing you in the future!

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Headed to Gatlinburg in the morning and am interested in a Walk In the Woods tour. Will be available Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 17, all day Wednesday and Thursday. Any tours available and if so what do they cover and how do I sign up? Thanks..
17 October 2016|
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Response from VesnaGatlinburg | Property representative |
Our office manager is here today until 5 and will be happy to book you on a tour! 865-436-8283
Heather T
Are there not trails that we can hike on our own at our leisure?
12 August 2016|
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Response from VesnaGatlinburg | Property representative |
There are 900 miles of trails in the Smokies. I'd recommend checking with the Park service Visitors Center when you get here.
2 adults 3 children August first week. Where or how i can see prices for different tours ??
26 June 2016|
Response from VesnaGatlinburg | Property representative |
We gave a variety of programs perfect for families. The Exploring Nature with Children is a big hit for young children. Please see the website listed for more information, a walk in the woods . com or call our office... More