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A Walk in the Woods

4413 E Scenic Dr, 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. 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
4413 E Scenic Dr, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 865-436-8283
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Explore a Simpler Time Smoky Mountain Tour was very picturesque. Jen was our guide, she did a great job! Recommend for couples and families.

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

Thank you for taking our tour this winter! Jen is an amazing guide and had a wonderful time with you!

Reviewed 5 December 2017

We really enjoyed our 4-hour hike with 2 great guides. The company were quite flexible with us booking the day before. They were professional with good contact throughout. The hike was very educational with lots of information provided on edible plants and the forest system....More

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with our guides. Jen and Nokey had a wonderful time hosting you! Thank you for taking the time to experience the Park with our company1

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

I am so thankful that we chose a guided hike with a walk in the woods. Jennifer was absolutely fantastic. She is so knowledgeable , patient, and friendly. The passion she has for the mountains and outdoors shines through. My children learned so much and...More

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

Jennifer is a treasure and really enjoyed your family! We look forward to hosting you again on another tour!

Reviewed 1 November 2017

We did the Little River Tour, and Jennifer was our guide. New Found Gap road had been closed most of the time we were in the mountains due to weather, which meant our pre-planned Auto tours with other companies were cancelled. So we booked a...More

Thank sambabygrand
VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at A Walk in the Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

So glad that you were able to do a tour despite the weather. Jen had a wonderful time with you and had such gorgeous photos.

Reviewed 30 October 2017

I love hiking and wanted to get into backpacking so after a quick search on Google I found "A Walk in the Woods" and booked a "Backpacking 101" trip for 28-29 October. The team there was very professional and helpful in the weeks prior to...More

Thank Matt L
VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at A Walk in the Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

So very glad that you enjoyed your trip despite the weather! Now you are ready for anything:) I know that our guide Erik Soltan had a blast with you folks. Have a great fall and thank you for spending your weekend with our company.

Reviewed 28 October 2017

This was my second time visiting the Smokies and exploring the park with "A Walk in the Woods". It's been an unforgettable adventure. Thanks to Jen, Mike, NoKey, Vesna and everybody else for putting together a fantastic itinerary/hikes.

Thank JM_slo14
VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at A Walk in the Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

It was such a joy to once again host you on your adventures in the Park! So glad you were able to explore such remote areas. My team truly loves taking you on these adventures. We wish you all the best!

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This guided walk done by Eric was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and gave us so many fun facts about many different aspects of smoky mountains National Park. The walk was seriously breathtaking and we would do it again in a heart beat. I recommend...More

Thank wendy m
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This hike was absolutely stunning. Strenuous but the view from the top was worth every step. My guide was Jaimie and she was excellent! She knew everything about the flora and fauna and the history of the area which is exactly what I was looking...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the "Fall Color Walk" with Jen and had an amazing time! She was full of knowledge and now we can't wait to come back and walk more of the trail on our own. Highly recommended!

Thank AngelicathePA
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Jen was awesome! Very friendly and upbeat. She had some great stories and very informative about the history of the park, the different wild life, trees and flowers. You can tell she loves what she does!! We walked along the Appalachian trail to Charlie's Bunion....More

Thank merrittk23
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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