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The Wildland Trekking

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC, USA
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About The Wildland Trekking
The Wildland Trekking Company provides exceptional hiking tours and backpacking trips in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our Great Smoky Mountains hiking tours range from day hikes to all-inclusive, multi-day backpacking trips. All trips include gear, meals, snacks and a professional Smoky Mountains hiking guide!
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OnAir827438 wrote a review Oct 20
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Hiking in the Smokies with our Guide, Kyle was incredible. Kyle was incredibly knowledgeable about all the flora and fauna, as well as trails appropriate and challenging for our group. Accommodations and dining in Townsend and Asheville were spectacular. I would definitely do business with Wildland again!!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Nancy wrote a review Oct 9
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We had such a terrific experience on our recent 3 day inn-based hiking trip in the Smoky Mountains with our adult children. Our guide Kyle's knowledge and experience, coordination and most importantly his great personality made this family trip one of the best we have ever had. This is my husband and my second trip with Wildland Trekking with the first being to the Grand Canyon. I have been and will continue to recommend the Wildland Trekking experience to friends.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Christopher F wrote a review Sep 2020
Wichita Falls, Texas4 contributions
We went on a 3 night 4 day trip. Wildland Trekking is an excellent company. We have been on their trips before and have always been pleased. First, our guide Francisco was excellent. He is energetic and positive. He has a lot of backpacking experience and is just an all around good guide. The company has top notch gear and it is all super clean. First time we went with them we all took our own stuff but used their stuff. I was kinda ick about using their sleeping bags but they really have an exhaustive cleaning process and everyones bag was spotless and like new. These people know what they are doing book with confidence. Oh yes the food is super yummy too.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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1962Memphis wrote a review Sep 2020
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We did the Smoky Mountain Classic back packing trip with Francisco Miller as our guide It was a great trip. Even though we were novice backpackers we had a great time. Francisco really made the trip. He was patient with everyone and took good care of all of us. We benefited greatly from his wealth of experience backpacking and his deep understanding of the flora and fauna and geology of the area. He is a delightful engaging person who enjoys his job. We would highly recommend the trip and Francisco as a guide
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Christy P wrote a review Jul 2020
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I went on a 3 day hiking trip in the Appalachian mountains with Francisco. He was a wonderful guide, very informative and his enthusiasm and love of the outdoors is infectious. He made sure we were comfortable (as comfortable as you can be in the wild) and safe, and he cooked and cleaned for all meals, which you can’t beat! I chose the portered hike, glad I did as no way I could have carried more weight. The hike up to Cold Mountain was very challenging, but everyone was allowed to go at their own pace, so I never felt rushed or pushed. Getting to the top of the mountain was extremely gratifying, the views are spectacular and it was worth all the sweat and work. Anytime I would get tired, I would stop for a minute and just look at where I was at. I was in the wild, and every view was amazing; the tall trees, the variety of flowers and plants, the birds and wildlife, that serenity is something you can’t find in the “real world”. On our last hike, we even had opportunity to see a rattle snake and that was really cool to me. Again, Francisco is a wealth of knowledge about the area, and I appreciated learning about plants, fungi, and animals that call this place home. I’m appreciative of the experience , even though it was a little more strenuous than I thought it would be. It was a challenge that I wanted and I feel proud of my accomplishment. I’m 51 years old by the way, I walk and exercise often but not a lot of hiking opportunities in Iowa:) I would definitely recommend this company if you want to experience the outdoors safely. If you are able to have Francisco as your guide, know you are in good hands. Thank you for an awesome experience I will never forget!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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