Choose Your Pace: A Hiking Adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains

Enjoy daily hikes at the pace you choose through some of the most scenic trails of Appalachia as you learn about local wildlife, ecosystems and Appalachian music and storytelling.
Rating (5)
Program No. 2263RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5B 4L 5D
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At a Glance

Discover the beauty of the most rugged mountains in Appalachia at your own pace! Knowledgable experts will assist in your exploration of cultural and natural history as you move through the amazing landscape of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Choose from daily hikes of 5 to 13 miles that will bring you into contact with this ancient mountain chain’s varied vegetation, crisp air, clear streams and spectacular scenery.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Choose Your Pace
Each day, choose from multiple hiking options based on your desired level of challenge and pace, ranging from 5-13 miles on mountainous terrain. Elevations of 6,643 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Daily hikes bring you into contact with the varied plant life, sparkling mountain streams and breathtaking vistas of the Appalachian Mountains.
  • In the evenings, enjoy Appalachian music, stories and other educational sessions.
  • Experience the crisp air, rushing water and vibrant colors of these amazing mountains.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
A Natural History Guide: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
by Donald W. Linzey
A Home In Walker Valley: The Story of Tremont
by Jeremy Lloyd

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