Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Spring

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Spring

April 28 - May 3, 2019

(6 days, 5 nights; Sun - Fri)

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Double Booking

$2523/person

Single Booking

$2975

Roommate Rebate

$400

Includes all lodging, all meals, leaders, park entrance fees, van shuttles, tour maps and narratives.

Assembly Point

Knoxville, TN

Timberline van shuttle is included from Knoxville to Townsend prior to tour and return to Knoxville following tour.

Not included: Airline service to Knoxville; Guide Gratuity

Meeting Time

Hotel 8:30 am

Drop-off Time

5 pm

“Loved the challenges each day of length and technical terrain.  Great variety of trails.  Great overview of the entire park.” Lori S.

In so many ways, Great Smoky Mountain National Park is dedicated to hiking and we are challenged by the park’s 850 miles of trails to select those that will provide our hikers with a varied experience and a true sense of those features for which the park is famous. When one considers the park’s proximity to so many major population centers of the eastern U.S., it’s difficult to form an image of wilderness, but under the protection and guidance of the National Park Service, wilderness survives in Great Smoky.

The wilderness feel of the park is due in no small measure to its almost unbroken cover of trees, and the size, variety will astound you. With a spring tour we will experience the explosion of new growth in the forest including the blossoms of uncountable trees, shrubs and flowers.  Water is everywhere: creeks, streams, prongs, waterfalls and cascades. We’ll cross a number, sometimes on bridges, sometimes on foot logs, and sometime on nothing other than the soles of our boots. These are just a few of the elements that make the Smoky range special.

See Detailed Itinerary Here:

Itinerary

DayLocationDistance
Day 1Group assembles early morning - van shuttle to hike- Middle Prong Trail 6
Day 2Alum Cave Trail - Mt. Le Conte 11
Day 3Gregory Ridge Trail 11
Day 4Appalachian Trail from Newfound Gap to Charlies Bunion 8
Day 5Loop - Deep Creek trail head along Deep Creek Trail - Indian Creek Trail - Loop Trail - Sunkota Ridge - Martins Gap Trail - Deep Creek Trail 13.5
Day 6Loop - Elkmont along the Little River Trail - Cucumber Ridge Trail - Jakes Creek Trail 5

Total Distance: 54.5 miles

Inn Highlights

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Spring

April 28 - May 3, 2019

(6 days, 5 nights; Sun - Fri)