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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4413 E Scenic Dr, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6522
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"backpacking trip"
in 21 reviews
"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"
in 11 reviews
"flora and fauna"
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"hidden waterfall"
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"edible plants"
in 8 reviews
"wonderful guide"
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"poison ivy"
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"appalachian trail"
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"experienced guide"
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"courthouse rock"
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"trees and plants"
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"mt leconte"
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

I did 2 full day hikes & a half day hike with a walk in the woods company. I was very impressed by the guides. On day 1, I did a full day hike with amiable Charles. Charles was very knowledgeable about the flora, fauna...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

We had a great time with Blue our guide. He did a great job pointing out all kind of flora and fauna. Highly recommend taking a guide on any type of hike in the park. Would have never seen or known about some many different...More

Thank Preston M
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Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited here on September 29, 2015. It was ok, the guide didnt bring our lunches we ordered, but we weren't charged for them, but we were hungry still, now they do give you snacks. The guide named Blue was nice and...More

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VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at A Walk in the Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2015

Thank you for your kind review. We are so sorry that your guide did not bring the lunches that you ordered. It seems that there was a mix up with the paperwork and he had received an older confirmation, prior to your last minute order....More

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

I have done 5 or 6 previous day hikes with AWITW and thoroughly enjoyed every one. During some of those hikes the subject of backpacking for overnight hikes came up. So to celebrate my 60th birthday I organized a group including 2 of my sisters...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2015

Sam gave us a very warm welcome to the Smoky Mountains with her interesting and informative tour which covered points of historical interest as well as natural beauty. She kindly provided hemlock tea which she herself had brewed to let us experience a true taste...More

1  Thank Jennie M
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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Sam was a great tour guide and managed to keep both my 6yo and my husband (not an avid outdoorsman) fully engaged and entertained! Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 4 September 2015

For my summer vacation I decided to take 4 days and hike part of the Appalachian Trail on the north end of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Since I was flying in, I used A Walk in the Woods for their shuttle service but really...More

Thank Kari D
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

I recently went on a trip to the Smoky Mountains to climb Mt. LeConte, with 8 other hikers. There is construction in the park, and it turns out that the trail we were taking up would not be accessible on the day we came down...More

1  Thank Kim E
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Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Went on a guided hike with A Walk in the Woods while staying in Gatlinburg. My fiancé and I wanted to explore the park but were unfamiliar with the trails and wanted something a little more 'off the beaten path'. We went on the 'top...More

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

My wife and I did the A Stroll Back in Time walk. Our guide, Blue, was very knowledgeable about medicinal plants and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. My wife and I had a good time seeing all of the sights. We will pick a little...More

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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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