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Tour Locations
Offering guided hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains from Bryson City, NC in Western North Carolina & Gatlinburg, TN in Eastern Tennessee.


Southern Smoky Mountains

Bryson City, North Carolina

Nestled in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, Bryson City -- our home base -- is often referred to as a sleepy little town of fourteen hundred. Today, its a far cry from sleepy. It lays claim to the largest outfitter in the country, one of the oldest scenic railroads in the east, a killer bike shop, luxury cabins, the top destination spa in America and it’s very own nationally known craft brewery -- it’s a far cry from sleepy...


Bordered by Fontana Lake, 240 miles of pristine, man made shoreline, the southern side of the Great Smokys offers an adventurous approach to the Smoky Mountains. Coming to the southern side? Grab a sturdy pair of boots, a trekking pole and and your sense of adventure. We’ll see you when you get here.




Northern Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Situated to the north of the Great Smoky Mountains lies what was once a quite logging hamlet. Fast forward seventy six years since the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains national park in 1934, and today Gatlinburg is a bustling mountain resort town filled with shopping, restaurants and miniature golf courses.


However, just to the south looms the third highest peak in the eastern United States and an extensive trail system filled with Appalachian culture, an International Biosphere and breathtaking views of one of the last wildernesses in America. Take a few steps away from the thrills calling you back to the city and you’ll discover a natural world filled with mountain magic, ancient culture and serene solitude.