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A Walk in the Woods

4413 E Scenic Dr, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6522
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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...more
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4413 E Scenic Dr, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 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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"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 April 24, 2016 via mobile

We booked a two hour hike back in March 2016 and had an excellent experience. Our guide, Blue, was friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful the entire time. Our boys (7 & 10 years old) were engaged the entire time thanks to Blue's personality and ability...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2016

Our family kicked off spring break with the Natural Pools and Waterfalls walk with our kids (8 and 10). It was such a great hike, and our tour guide, Jaimie, was awesome! Her enthusiasm for the outdoors was contagious, and she was fabulous with our...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Samantha was our guide and she did an awesome job despite nature's shyness with her flowers. It had snowed and wildflowers don't bloom when its too cold. She was a wealth of knowledge. She didn't hold back. It was a great adventure. We went inside...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2016

I been on 2 overnight hikes - our guide Charles did an excellent job with my daughter and her friend the first time and just my daughter and me the second time. Both my daughter and I recommend them for this experience.

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Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

We did the easy walk offered through Westgate. It was great for an introduction to the Smokey Mountains and perfect for my 5 year old and 9 year old. My 16 year old who is not a fan of being in the woods also changed...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2016

My father and I booked a hike with them through Viator.com. It was a 3-hour walk that guaranteed waterfalls. Even though we went during the low season (winter season) the tour guides were very knowledgeable and showed us everything they could along the trail. We...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

We went on the 2.5 hour Walk Back in Time hike. Our guide, Blue, was very knowledge and provided a very informative hike experience identifying many interesting facts of interest we would have otherwise missed. If you are interested in local history, identifying plants and...More

Thank Albert T
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VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at A Walk in the Woods, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2016

Thank you so much for the great review! Blue is certainly an amazing guide and a wealth of knowledge. We are sorry that you were unable to do the trail you signed up for, it turns out there was a serious accident near the trailhead...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2016

This was a fantastic time. It was a cold clear winter day and the going was slow due to the paths being knee high in snow!! Jamie was the best guide ever. She has hiked over 755 miles of the trails in the Smokys and...More

1  Thank Julie D
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Reviewed January 23, 2016

We booked a 2.5 hour walk (A Stroll Back In Time) over the phone with Samantha.She was very helpful. They followed up our call with an e-mail explaining where to meet with our guide. They were very professional and kind. We met with Charles our...More

1  Thank William D
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VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at A Walk in the Woods, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2016

Thank you so much for choosing to spend a few hours in the Park with our company! I know Charles had a great time with your group as well. We so appreciate your kind words and are happy your teens enjoyed themselves! We look forward...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2015

Samantha (Sam), our guide, holds a degree in history and has worked as a ranger. Her expertise and obvious love of nature and teaching shown through as she lead myself, husband and 10 y/o son through an unmaintained trail along a spectacular creek consisting of...More

Thank Lisa M
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VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at A Walk in the Woods, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2015

Thank you so much for your kind review. We know that you could chose to spend a day of your precious vacation time anywhere and we are thrilled that you chose us. Sam is one of our Top Guides and we treasure her amazing breath...More

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Suzanne905
October 16, 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
August 11, 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
June 25, 2016|
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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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