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“Do the Walk in the Woods. It's a must.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods
Highway 441, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 865-436-8283
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Ranked #3 of 50 Activities in Gatlinburg
Activities: Backpacking, Hiking
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: REI TOP GUIDE Award, Travel Channel Top choice of things to do in the area. Since 1998, A Walk in the Wood has been your doorway to the Smokies. For 17 years, we have taken over 70,000 people safely 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 not just a guide service, all of our guides are top notch educators, passionate about the natural world, storytellers and THE Experts in 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 explore the world of wild edibles and medicines, tasty mushrooms, tracking, birding, salamanders and more.
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Do the Walk in the Woods. It's a must.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful day hiking in the Smokey mountains with Jaimie. I would do this hike again and I highly recommend it. Jaimie is very knowledgeable about the plants, animals and the history of the Smokies and it is a wonderful learning experience for all ages! I have been to the Smokies several times over the last forty years and I was looking for something different to do and I came across "A Walk in the Woods" and thought I would give it a try. I am so glad we did too. It's well worth the money for the experience and the educational values.

Visited July 2013
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Lumberton, Texas
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“Wonderful Walk for Kids and Adults Alike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Our family (ages 8-72) recently took the two hour guided nature hike, Exploring Nature with Children, in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Our guide was Jaimie, and she was just fantastic... cute, great personality, very knowledgeable, and SOOOO good with the children. They had a ball hunting for salamanders, learning about the wildlife and plants... even tasting some, and playing fun games that made then aware of all Mother Nature has to offer. The adults learned a lot, too, and had so much fun exploring the woods with the children. We highly recommend this walk... You'll experience far more with a guide than you will by yourselves! THANK YOU, Jaimie, for a great walk!

Visited July 2013
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“Great experience for 1st hike in the Smokies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Since my friend and I didn't have any experience hiking in the Smokies, I booked a moderate hike to Courthouse Rock for our first day. Our guide, Mike, was excellent. He set a pace that was easily doable for us and kept our safety in mind. Mike provided us with wonderful information about the history, ecology, etc. of the Smokies. He also gave us some hiking and survival tips that have already been useful to us in subsequent hikes. Mike clearly loves the park and shared his enthusiasm with us. He provided us with some ideas for other, self guided hike that were off he beaten path. We followed his advice and had two other wonderful hiking experiences on our own. Thanks so much for providing this service. I would highly recommend a guided hike with this company.

Visited July 2013
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Lindale, Texas
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“AT in The Smokies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My teenage son and I had the most amazing week hiking the AT through the Smokies. This was made possible because of Jaimie and A Walk In The Woods. The shuttle from Fontana to Davenport was right on time, and during the car trip she educated us on everything we could expect for the trip, including flora, animals, shelters, trail etiquette, etc... She even lined our packs with trash bags to keep our things dry - this was our first backpacking trip. Because of her we had an amazing adventure, saw bears, met interesting people, and enjoyed the unbelievable scenery. I would definitely recommend this service to anyone - it definitely provided these Texans with an awesome experience! I can't wait to go back to The Smokies.

Visited July 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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“Hiking in the Smokies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My guide Jamie was wonderful! She was extremely knowlegable about the flora, fauna, and history of the area. As I was traveling alone, I decided to use this service. They listened to my needs and helped me pick a hike that was best suited to me and the time I had to spend. I highly recommend A Walk in the Woods. They will point out things that the average hiker might miss, and they made the experience extremely enjoyable.

Visited June 2013
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