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A Walk in the Woods

4413 East Scenic Drive, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 865-436-8283
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4413 East Scenic Drive, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 865-436-8283
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing experience backpacking and camping thru the smoky mountains with our informative guide Nokey. Even through rain or shine it was a blast, nokey is very personable, fun, experienced, knowledgeable and will be definitely be requesting him for any trips i use thru this company....More

Thank projectfreeworld2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Women in Wilderness (3 days and 2 nights) was my first backpacking adventure, and I loved every minute of it! Our guide was Jen Kelley (aka Sprinkles), and she was amazing. She was experienced and knowledgeable, and she not only shared her backpacking skills but...More

Thank lwschrum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family (5, 3, and 1 year olds) loved the nature hike. Hailey our guide was awesome! She was patient with the kids and answered all their questions. She is very knowledgeable about the Smokies and all the plants and animals there. The kids LOVED...More

Thank Elliculp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very fortunate. We had almost missed this adventure due to getting initially lost while trying to get to meeting place. First the office folks were pleasant and worked hard to get a hold of guide before she lost phone signal. Then our awesome...More

1  Thank Paula G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hike was really fun! We got to see a few waterfalls. The hike was relatively easy with a few tricky spots. The guide was knowledgable about where the houses used to be and about the plants and wildlife in the area.

1  Thank Elisabeth P
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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

1  Thank jcsherr50
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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

1  Thank Marni L
Reviewed 11 June 2017

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

3  Thank cdrovdlic
Reviewed 11 June 2017

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.

2  Thank Di R
Reviewed 11 June 2017 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

1  Thank Molly A
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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
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.
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