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Celebrating 2 decades. Locally owned and operated since 1998. Recipient of the coveted REI Top Guide Award in 2012 and 2017, as well as the Travel Channel Top choice award. For 2 decades, we have taken over 100,000 people into the Smokies on a variety of excursions from driving tours, easy 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 educators. 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, CNN and more.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4413 E Scenic Dr, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6522
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"backpacking trip"
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"exploring nature"
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"the smoky mountains"
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"great hike"
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"guided hike"
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"hour hike"
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"flora and fauna"
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"hidden waterfall"
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"edible plants"
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"wonderful guide"
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"poison ivy"
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"appalachian trail"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our guide Ryan was great. He was very knowledgeable and made us feel at home in the woods. We will definitely be back.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My son and I took a hike with Erik. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to last the hike but I had a great time. Erik was very knowledgeable and interesting. I learned a lot about the Great Smokey Mountains. Before the trip was...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ryan is awesome. He is professional, knowledgeable, patient and kind. I booked a private hike for the Old Growth Trail. Ryan stopped when I needed breaks and didn't make me feel the old age that I am. The hike is strenuous at points but it's...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time with Ryan. Our 3.5 tour was great and informative. He was very cheerful and took the time to point out nature we would have overlooked. Definitely go out and explore nature with a walk in the woods.

Thank Kat T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This 3 hour walking tour of spring wildflowers was fun and informative. A fairly easy walk into the Smokey Mountains, led by a personable and professional guide, Debbie. Our timing was perfect for seeing carpets of flowers, including violets and wild iris. So glad we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found A Walk in the Woods randomly and r so glad we did! We booked 2 private hikes (a $50 add on per hike). We did a 4 hr Inspiration Point and a 6 hr The Big Trees. Both were awesome and totally different....More

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

Thank you so much for the great review of our team. They raved about your family and had such an amazing time with you! We so appreciate you spending some of your vacation with us and allowing us to take you to some of our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met up with Ryan at Sugarlands Visitor Center, he ran through some stuff, we followed him to Clingmans Dome stopping along the way a few times to get a little smarter on some history and "fun facts" about the Park and other stuff. Once...More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We love Ryan's enthusiasm, positive attitude and knowledge as well! We look forward to seeing you on a future trip!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend! Our tour guide Erik was awesome! He was so knowledgeable. I learned all kinds of facts about nature and the animals. Thinking about going back in June/July just to take another hike with Erik when everything is in bloom.

Thank Emily M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I called this business and the woman I spoke to was very helpful and pleasant. She worked us in on the schedule for the walk we were wanting to do before we left Gatlinburg. Our guide, Erik, was prompt, knowledgeable and entertaining! We will definitely...More

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

Thank you so much for the kind review! So glad we were able to help you experience a little slice of the Smokies before you left town:) Erik had a wonderful time with you. We hope to see you again soon.

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Suzanne905
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
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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.
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LuisGmedina
26 June 2016|
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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
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