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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 yesterday 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!

1  Thank AngelicathePA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jen is a great guide. Tailored the hike to exactly what I was hoping for it to be. Informative, great pace and made me feel confident and secure in her knowledge and experience.

1  Thank angie1043
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the waterfall walk with a walk in the woods and it was AMAZING! Our guide was Awesome! We got a little lost and were about 5 minutes late and she called us to check on us and assured us they would wait for...More

1  Thank Trish K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been on a few trips like this and I've found that the guide can either make or break the trip. Our guide was Eric, and he was excellent. As we walked through the wilderness, he taught us about different plants, the animals that live...More

Thank leezyl00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the A Walk in the Woods hike - "Off the Beaten Path' with Michael. My wife and two kids (ages 9 and 11) LOVED it! We are all pretty athletic and wouldn't recommend this hike for people not willing to go for...More

Thank kevinrU375HZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family participated in the "Discover Days Gone By" educational walk with Samantha Suttles. We have an excellent exprience. The amount of walking was mild to moderate (this was adjustable based upon Sam asking the group how much they wanted to walk for the tour)....More

Thank Robi2365
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

For a ladies' weekend, a group of friends and I (age range from 37 to 58) booked a one night backpacking trip with A Walk in the Woods. From the moment of our arrival at the office on Saturday morning until the time we turned...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Jaimie's excellent tour helped my husband and me get the most out of our day exploring Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Jaimie is enthusiastic, friendly, professional, courteous and knowledgeable about wildlife, birds, the park's history and natural phenomena. She knows where to find birds, and...More

1  Thank NancyCox54
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Since my husband isn't able to hike, I joined this group. there were only about 8 of us to goo to courthouse rock. It is not a trail maintained by the park service so there was a lot of climbing over fallen trees etc. the...More

2  Thank minna4201
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16 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
11 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.
25 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