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Hike The Smokys

1016 Dolly Parton Pkwy, Suite 8, Sevierville, TN 37862-3740
+1 865-363-4663
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The perfect guided tour!

Steve was amazing! We loved hearing all of his stories and he shared so much history with us. He is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicole M
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Amazing hiking experience

My husband & and I had a great time! Steve very friendly, funny, was a great hike guide and is full... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vcarvajal611
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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Our philosophy is: We're here to guide our participants on safe, enjoyable, and relaxing encounters with nature, primarily, in The Great Smokys Mountains National Park. We're privately insured, and commercially licensed by the Great Smokys National Park, to conduct adventures in the Park. We primarily provide guided historical, recreational, day hikes for couples, and families, with professional photography included. But, we also do much more! We stand out from others tour companies since we also provide private "nature encounters", or highly personalized, hikes, camping and kayaking excursions, designed for those seeking solitude and answers, about the "deeper things" they may be going through in their life. Many of our previous guests have discovered on previous "encounter" trips, that the beautiful Smoky Mountains provide an ideal environment, for contemplation and enlightenment. Primarily, because you are safely guided, to beautiful vistas, far removed from the noise, cell phones, and clamor of everyday life. Once these distractions are removed, and you're surrounded by your Creator's beautiful nature, your senses, and thinking processes are sharpened, especially when dealing with the deeper questions affecting your life. We've termed these personalized excursions as"nature encounters", which are our highly customized approach to adventuring, that would normally be just another vacation, yet has had profound and moving affects on several of our customers. Our adventures occur primarily in the beautiful, and magnificent, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in Tennessee. Not only do we take you to some amazing places, but we also professionally photograph you in those settings, and include photos with many of our hiking and kayaking events. Our adventures are customized for just one person, or for several. We are very unique, since we take the time to necessary to listen, and find out what event, trail, or activity you'd enjoy the most, before you make any commitment. No other tour company provides this kind of service. We've had the pleasure of creating hundreds of customized events for single folks, single parents with kids, and large family groups, who like you, were just looking for a safe enjoyable adventure with nature. Among our most memorable events have been: Midnight Mountain Sunrise hikes, kayaking on a lake to an island, hike-ins and camping overnight, group hikes, private surprise engagement hikes, and honeymoon hikes. Most of our events are for all ages, and experience levels. We provide safe, friendly and uplifting guidance and preparation, which includes analysis of park conditions including; weather, traffic, bear activity, trail and shelter closures, obtaining proper permits etc., to provide the best and most private trails, to maximum our customer's experience. This is why all of our events are by reservations only, because we know you don't want just another ordinary "vacation". So, contact us now, and let your imagination "run wild"!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1016 Dolly Parton Pkwy, Suite 8, Sevierville, TN 37862-3740
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"steve ellis"
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"great guide"
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"local history"
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"trekking poles"
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"family man"
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"kayaking trip"
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"great smoky mountain national park"
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"great hiking"
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"recommend this trip"
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"our honeymoon"
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"knowledgeable guide"
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"wealth of knowledge"
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"great stories"
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"through groupon"
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"my husband"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Steve was amazing! We loved hearing all of his stories and he shared so much history with us. He is a well trained hiker and safety is his utmost concern. Although, we are young and in shape, it was great having someone trained guiding us....More

3  Thank Nicole M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & and I had a great time! Steve very friendly, funny, was a great hike guide and is full of knowledge and had interesting bear stories. I'm really glad we decided to choose this fun experience. The falls we ended up at, were...More

2  Thank vcarvajal611
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked up to the waterfall. In our party was 4 children ranging from 7 to 10, 1 elderly lady and 4 40 something adults. Overall, the hike wasn't overly strenuous. Mr. Steve told amusing stories along the way. On the way back, the hike...More

1  Thank Ephramdeux
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the hike. Steve was great, he provided us with history of the area and park. When we are back in the area we will def book with him again, it was so worth it!

2  Thank sutherngal1971
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve never been hiking before and Steve made our first hiking trip perfect!! He was very knowledgeable of the history of the park and brought us to the waterfall which was amazing. He also captured memories of us and that was the cherry on top...More

1  Thank Ashley S
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

This was my first time hiking,Steve was a great guide and extremely knowledgeable,really gave you the history and backstory of the area and how it came to be. We had an amazing time. The waterfalls were majestic and beautiful.this is definitely something we will do...More

2  Thank Sean F
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Steve is very knowledgeable about what he's speaking of. We enjoyed the hike very much. We will definitely be going back next year for our anniversary.

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

We were on a 17 day adventure thru TN and South Carolina and this was by far the highlight of our trip! Steve took us on the Spruce Loop waterfall hike and we were not disappointed. He made the somewhat strenuous hike so fun with...More

2  Thank Heide P
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

This is the first time I had ever hiked with a guide. I found it educational and a stress free way to go.

1  Thank BandBSanJose_CA
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HikerGuideSteve, Owner at Hike The Smokys, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed this particular hike adventure! Hopefully, next time you're here, you can go on our private island, bonfire, sunset, kayak adventure! Thank you for letting others know ,that you had such a great time!

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

The Smoky Mountail Hike with Steve was truly one of a kind. Steve was very knowledgeable of the Mountain and the history. Very educational but at the same time super fun. Steve definitely made us feel safe and in great hands. The views are breathtaking...More

1  Thank jrjm31716
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HikerGuideSteve, Owner at Hike The Smokys, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Oh, you are so kind and generous to write such nice things! I really enjoyed being with you too, and certainly hope you will get in touch with me, so I can plan a truly customized adventure for you both! Blessings to both of you!

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suzyq521807
September 10, 2017|
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Response from HikerGuideSteve | Property representative |
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the National Park trail to the waterfall. This is due to the adverse interaction that occurs with dogs and the wildlife present in the park. It's not a good environment for dogs. I... More
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Sue M
March 30, 2017|
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Response from HikerGuideSteve | Property representative |
My apologies for not noticing your inquiry sooner! If you tell me your situation, and what you'd like to accomplish on your vacation adventure, I can give you a customized price reflecting your individual wants and... More
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