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A Walk in the Woods

4413 E Scenic Dr, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6522
+1 865-436-8283
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Often imitated, two decades later, still in a class of our own. Locally owned and operated since 1998, A Walk in the Woods is the oldest Guide Service in the Smokies. We are the recipient of the coveted REI Top Guide Award, as well as the Travel Channel Top choice award. Since 1998, A Walk in the Wood has been your doorway to the Smokies. For almost 2 decades, we have taken over 100,000 people into the beautiful National Park on a variety of excursions from driving tours, easy gentle guided walks for families and novices, challenging adventures, to guided backpacking trips on the famous AT and more. We are the only guide service in the region where all of our guides are professionally trained naturalists, historians, storytellers and all around educators. Our guides are passionate about the natural world and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Jewel of the Parks. We can also plan your adventure, rent your gear, shuttle you and help you safely explore the world of wild edibles and medicines, tasty mushrooms, tracking, birding, salamanders and more. As seen on Samantha Brown's Travel Channel Program, National Geographic Globe Trekkers, NBC Nightly News, Turner International, Backpacker Magazine, Endless Vacation, USA Today, AAA magazine Home and Away, National Geographic Adventurer, Outside Magazine, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Shape Magazine, Women's Health, Southern Living, the Chicago Tribune, Indianapolis Star, and more.
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4413 E Scenic Dr, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6522
4413 E Scenic Dr, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6522
+1 865-436-8283
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

We really enjoyed our 4-hour hike with 2 great guides. The company were quite flexible with us booking the day before. They were professional with good contact throughout. The hike was very educational with lots of information provided on edible plants and the forest system....More

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

I am so thankful that we chose a guided hike with a walk in the woods. Jennifer was absolutely fantastic. She is so knowledgeable , patient, and friendly. The passion she has for the mountains and outdoors shines through. My children learned so much and...More

Thank TMaryC
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We did the Little River Tour, and Jennifer was our guide. New Found Gap road had been closed most of the time we were in the mountains due to weather, which meant our pre-planned Auto tours with other companies were cancelled. So we booked a...More

Thank sambabygrand
VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at A Walk in the Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

So glad that you were able to do a tour despite the weather. Jen had a wonderful time with you and had such gorgeous photos.

Reviewed 30 October 2017

I love hiking and wanted to get into backpacking so after a quick search on Google I found "A Walk in the Woods" and booked a "Backpacking 101" trip for 28-29 October. The team there was very professional and helpful in the weeks prior to...More

Thank Matt L
VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at A Walk in the Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

So very glad that you enjoyed your trip despite the weather! Now you are ready for anything:) I know that our guide Erik Soltan had a blast with you folks. Have a great fall and thank you for spending your weekend with our company.

Reviewed 28 October 2017

This was my second time visiting the Smokies and exploring the park with "A Walk in the Woods". It's been an unforgettable adventure. Thanks to Jen, Mike, NoKey, Vesna and everybody else for putting together a fantastic itinerary/hikes.

Thank JM_slo14
VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at A Walk in the Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

It was such a joy to once again host you on your adventures in the Park! So glad you were able to explore such remote areas. My team truly loves taking you on these adventures. We wish you all the best!

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This guided walk done by Eric was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and gave us so many fun facts about many different aspects of smoky mountains National Park. The walk was seriously breathtaking and we would do it again in a heart beat. I recommend...More

Thank wendy m
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This hike was absolutely stunning. Strenuous but the view from the top was worth every step. My guide was Jaimie and she was excellent! She knew everything about the flora and fauna and the history of the area which is exactly what I was looking...More

1  Thank j8358
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the "Fall Color Walk" with Jen and had an amazing time! She was full of knowledge and now we can't wait to come back and walk more of the trail on our own. Highly recommended!

Thank AngelicathePA
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Jen was awesome! Very friendly and upbeat. She had some great stories and very informative about the history of the park, the different wild life, trees and flowers. You can tell she loves what she does!! We walked along the Appalachian trail to Charlie's Bunion....More

Thank merrittk23
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Jen is a great guide. Tailored the hike to exactly what I was hoping for it to be. Informative, great pace and made me feel confident and secure in her knowledge and experience.

1  Thank angie1043
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17 October 2016|
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Response from VesnaGatlinburg | Property representative |
Our office manager is here today until 5 and will be happy to book you on a tour! 865-436-8283
Heather T
12 August 2016|
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Response from VesnaGatlinburg | Property representative |
There are 900 miles of trails in the Smokies. I'd recommend checking with the Park service Visitors Center when you get here.
26 June 2016|
Response from VesnaGatlinburg | Property representative |
We gave a variety of programs perfect for families. The Exploring Nature with Children is a big hit for young children. Please see the website listed for more information, a walk in the woods . com or call our office... More