Great Smoky Mountains Portered Hikes

Great Smoky Mountains Portered Hikes

On our Porter Supported trips your gear is carried by human porters, allowing you to hike with only a light day pack and enjoy a greater diversity of fresh foods than on a backpacking trip.

Join us for a guided Appalachian portered hiking trip with expert guides and top-of-the-line gear! We have over 25 years owner experience in adventure travel, and are the #1 rated hiking and backpacking tour company on Trip Advisor for multiple national parks. Come discover why!

A portered hike into the Great Smoky or Blue Ridge Mountains is one experience you’ll never forget! We hike with light day packs while porters carry the gear in and out, also setting up and breaking down camp. We employ expert hiking guides and provide top-of-the-line gear, exceptional meals, local transportation, and an absolute commitment to fun, safety and comfort.

We offer two portered hiking trips in the Smokies/Appalachia, listed below. Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) to learn more today!

Great Smoky Mountains Portered Hikes


Trip Types

Smokies Backpacking Trips

A backpacking trip in the Great Smoky Mountains is an exciting way to experience the park's outstanding natural beauty and unique cultural history! The Great Smoky Mountains' magnificent forests, endless ridges, high peaks, cascades and waterfalls, wildlife, and clear mountain streams make it a hiker's paradise. Choose from our unforgettable backpacking tours in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Paddle & Hike Adventures

Paddle and hike on these memorable 1-day or 3-day Smoky Mountain kayak tours! We sea kayak to wonderful hiking areas, historic sites, or - on the 3-day trip - to an island in the middle of Fontana Lake where we spend 2 nights soaking up the beauty and serenity of this stunning area. We swim, relax, paddle and explore these amazing mountains. On the 3-day trip, we'll also enjoy sunset dinners on the shore and sleep in one of the most peaceful settings you can imagine; the second day we paddle across the lake and embark on a long day hike through lush forests, along mountain streams, and to awe-inspiring view points.

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Trip Types

Smokies Inn-based Tours

Hike the Great Smoky Mountains in style! Enjoy phenomenal day hikes by day and charming inns, cabins and/or hotels at night. Experience the waterfalls, deep forests, sweeping views, amazing history and biodiversity of the Smokies on one of our Appalachian inn-based hiking tours, which include local transportation, lodging, meals, park entrance fees and a professional Great Smoky Mountains hiking guide. Choose from our unforgettable inn-based tours in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Smokies Day Hike Tours

Make the most of your day in the Great Smoky Mountains on a guided Smokies day hike tour! Learn about the amazing natural and cultural history of the Great Smoky Mountains, enjoy the peace of mind that results from hiking with a local expert, let us take care of the gear and food, and hear amazing stories that have taken place in these extraordinary mountains. All Great Smoky Mountains day hike tours include use of a backpack and trekking poles; snacks and lunch; and a professional Great Smoky Mountains hiking guide. Choose from 3 amazing day hike tours in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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