Smoky Mountains Hiking & Camping


Hike through old-growth forests and experience backcountry camping and glampin gin one of America’s most picturesque National Parks- The Great Smoky Mountains.


Custom Dates Available Year-Round

Trip Length

5 Days


Level 5

View our intensity scale.

Group Size

Up to 6 People

For larger groups, contact us.


(up to two)
+ $100 per person


You’ll spend four days hiking secluded trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and three nights camping under a starry night sky. Hike a spectacular section of the historic Appalachian Trail and keep an eye out for black bears, salamanders, coyotes, deer, and bobcats while on the trail!


  • Camping
  • Hiking

  • Medically-trained, naturalist guide
  • Round trip transportation
  • All meals
  • Park entry fees & permits
  • Tent & sleeping pad


Not Included
  • Flights
  • Gratuity for Your Guide
  • Sleeping bag (available to rent for $50)
  • Personal camping gear (see packing list)



October can vary, often getting cold in the mornings and evenings but comfortable during the day. Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures!

Intensity – Strenuous

Expect to spend up to 8 hours per day walking or hiking (up to 10 miles and 2500ft elevation change) while carrying heavy packs! Suitable for people with hiking experience.

  • Three nights camping in Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • One night glamping near Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • Prices are based on double occupancy accommodation
  • Single supplement is available for an additional $300 per person

Your guide will meet you at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee at 12 pm on Day 1 so please book a flight that arrives before 11:30 am. Alternatively, you can be collected at your accommodation in Knoxville at 10:30 am if you are already in town.

Your trip ends back at McGhee Tyson Airport on Day 5. We recommend booking a flight that leaves after 5:30 pm to ensure you have enough time. Alternatively you can be dropped at your accommodation in Knoxville if you are staying on.

person hiking in Sedona National Park

Immerse yourself in the heart of the park and embark on a tour that promises memories to last a lifetime. Reserve your tour with Good Trip Adventures today and prepare to create unforgettable moments amidst the enchanting allure of the Smoky Mountains!

Trip FAQ’s

What will we eat?

Meals may be prepared by guides, picked up as boxed lunches, or enjoyed in restaurants. We prioritize seasonal, fresh ingredients and local suppliers in all regions. We can cater to most dietary requests and allergies with advanced notice. Be sure to include this information in our client intake form when registering for your trip!

Who else will be there?

Good Trippers can be any age and everyone is welcome!

We get families, couples and friends, but most of our travelers come solo! We have hiking trips for all abilities, just make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip. All group multi-day trips are 18+. If you’re traveling with kids, we’d be happy to make any itinerary private! Email

Do you offer payment plans?

We are here to help! We offer flexible payment plans tailored to your needs. Reach out to us for more information on how we can assist you with payment options. Regardless of the payment plan implemented, full payment must be received by 30 days in advance of the trip start.

Are there age requirements?

They say age is just a number and we (mostly) agree! However, due to legal restrictions and group dynamic considerations, we do have a minimum age of 18 on our public group departures. But there’s no maximum!

If you have someone under 18 in your group, we can accommodate all ages on a private adventure, so let’s talk!

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