Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Fall

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Fall

October 16 - 21, 2019

(6 days, 5 nights; Wed - Mon)

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Double Booking


Single Booking


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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

“Great trip!  Thanks.” Jeff L.

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 and, in the fall, color will astound you. 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 Smokies special.

See Detailed Itinerary Here:


Day 1Group assembles early morning - van shuttle to hike- Middle Prong Trail6
Day 2Alum Cave Trail - Mt. Le Conte11
Day 3Gregory Ridge Trail11
Day 4Appalachian Trail from Newfound Gap to Charlies Bunion8
Day 5Loop - Deep Creek trail head along Deep Creek Trail - Indian Creek Trail - Loop Trail - Sunkota Ridge - Martins Gap Trail - Deep Creek Trail13.5
Day 6Loop - Elkmont along the Little River Trail - Cucumber Ridge Trail - Jakes Creek Trail5

Total Distance: 54.5 miles

Inn Highlights

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Fall

October 16 - 21, 2019

(6 days, 5 nights; Wed - Mon)