Join two experienced Tremont naturalist/guides and a friendly group of fellow adventurers for a 4-day trek across Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Tremont will provide the guides, permits, transportation to and from the trailhead, food, and group gear. All you need is a sense of adventure and personal equipment.
We’ll travel through a diversity of ecosystems, from babbling streams to high mountain peaks. We’ll create a bond with this beautiful place and with each other, sharing meals and discoveries along our hike. Our guides will help you pack your backpack and teach you the skills you need to enjoy a trip through southeastern wilderness. Though no previous backpacking experience is needed, this trip is designed for hikers who are comfortable walking 8-15 miles in a day over mountainous terrain and who want to expand their skills while enjoying the companionship of one another.
The first day of hiking will likely be about 3-6 miles, allowing us plenty of time for everyone to meet at Tremont, pack our gear, go over our route, get to know each other and get to our trailhead without feeling rushed. The second day we will kick it up a notch, hiking 10-12 miles, traveling deeper into the mountains. Our third day will also be a more strenuous day, covering 10-15 miles depending on our route. Our final day is designed to be less miles, and less strenuous, covering about 6-miles. This will enable us plenty of time to get back to Tremont for showers, celebration, and departure.
Due to the Park’s permit process and the potential for campground closures, our exact route will not be confirmed until the trip begins, however, you can expect to climb from valleys to mountain peaks, experience sweeping vistas, and explore deep into the National Park. Hope to see you this summer!
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