Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Fall
October 16 - 21, 2023
(6 days, 5 nights; Mon - Sat)Related Tour Dates
Includes all lodging, all meals, leaders, park entrance fees, van shuttles, tour maps and narratives.
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
Hotel 8:30 am
“Great trip! Thanks.” Jeff L.
Join our Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tour
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. The size, variety and fall colors 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 sometimes on nothing other than the soles of our boots. These are just a few of the elements that make the Smokies special.
|Day 1||Group assembles early morning - van shuttle to the park, hike Middle Prong Trail||6|
|Day 2||Gregory Ridge Trail||11|
|Day 3||Alum Cave Trail - Mt. Le Conte||11|
|Day 4||Appalachian Trail from Newfound Gap to Charlies Bunion||8|
|Day 5||Deep Creek Trail - Indian Creek Trail - Loop Trail - Sunkota Ridge - Martins Gap Trail - Deep Creek Trail||13.5|
|Day 6||Little River Trail - Cucumber Ridge Trail - Jakes Creek Trail - Loop - Elkmont River, Return to Knoxville||5|