Great Smoky Mountains National Park activities, tickets and more

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Great Smoky Mountains Waterfall Adventure

(Please follow driving directions. GPS is not accurate. We meet in a Parking lot inside the National Park so there is no address.) Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a hike that takes you to small waterfalls. As you walk along a mountain trail through the Appalachian woods, learn about the environment from a naturalist guide. This walk is moderately strenuous with sprinkles of adventure such as rock-hopping across streams and cresting narrow ridges. Celebrating 21 years, the local tour operator is the twice recipient of the coveted REI 'Top Guide' award. This tour is lead by a highly trained and skilled professional naturalist guide who is passionate and knowledgeable about the Smokies.  For your safety and peace of mind, your guides are certified as Wilderness First Responders and in non lethal bear aversion techniques. (Due to the fact that this is a seldom used trail, please note that you may have to climb over downed trees and poison ivy during the summer months)
$41
3 hours
Water Sports

Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting Trip with Guide

Closest whitewater rafting trip to the cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! No experience needed so all are welcome. Experience Class 3 to Class 4 whitewater rapids with a top-rafted rafting outfitter. This is the longest rafting trip on the the Pigeon River equipped with a guide in every raft.
$40
2 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Explore a Simpler Time Smoky Mountain Tour

This tour meets in the first parking lot in the Greenbrier section of the Smokies.  Please follow directions below as GPS is not accurate. This walk is a great introduction to the Smokies lead by real naturalist guides and historians. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains the largest collection of human artifacts of any park in the country. Take a walk with your professional guide back to a bygone era as we visit one of these treasures on a beautiful and easy walk in the woods. Explore an old settler cabin, barn, and cemetery. Your local service provider has been guiding people in the Smokies for twenty one years and has twice received the coveted REI Top Guide Award. This tour is lead by a highly trained and skilled professional naturalist guide who is passionate and knowledgeable about the Smokies.  For your safety and peace of mind, your guides are certified as Wilderness First Responders and in non lethal bear aversion techniques.
$41
3 hours
Water Sports

Lower Pigeon River Rafting Tour

Closest rafting to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Family fun for children as young as 3! This trip is an amazing outdoor experience on the 5.5-mile Lower Pigeon Rafting Trip. Great for young children or those looking for more of a float trip.
$33
2 hours
Water Sports

Scenic Floats on the Lower Section of the Pigeon River

As the Pigeon River comes out of the steeper parts of the gorge it calms down a bit. Beginning at our outpost, the Lower Section of the Pigeon River is perfect for those looking for a scenic float trip of the Smoky Mountains. Ages 3 and up. Experience is not required, and each raft will have one of our professional guides.
$31
3 hours
Water Sports

White Water Rafting on the Pigeon River

The Pigeon River gorge cuts east to west across the Smoky Mountains from North Carolina and into Tennessee. As one of the most popular rafting trips in America, the Upper Section of the Pigeon River offers guests with the best introduction to whitewater anywhere.
$39
3 hours
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

French Broad River Helicopter Flight

This flight takes you over the French Broad River and rolling hills of Sevier County, from 1200 feet you will see a beautiful panorama of the Smoky Mountains country side. This flight is a very scenic 8 miles so be sure to bring your camera and take plenty of pictures.
$32
4 minutes
Tours & Sightseeing

Can-AM Maverick 1000 Adventure Vehicle Rental

Rent one of our exhilarating 2018 Can-Am Maverick MAX 1000R adventure vehicles and explore the open roads of Gatlinburg, Tennessee! Gatlinburg is a mountain town in eastern Tennessee and known as a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Experience it to the fullest by renting one of our adventure vehicles.
$199
8 hours
Outdoor Activities

Hidden Cascade Hike in Great Smoky Mountains from Gatlinburg

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for its incredible diversity of flora and fauna, rich cultural history, cascading waterfalls and stunning views.  On this 4-hour guided hike, you get it all and with a small group maximum of 11 passengers, avoiding the large crowds.  This hike is for the adventurous at heart as it does have some strenuous climbing and descending on the trail as well as rock hopping across the creeks.  For your safety and peace of mind, all guides are certified as Wilderness First Responders and non-lethal bear aversion techniques. Choose from one of two departure times when you book.
$60
4 hours
Tours & Sightseeing

Smoky Mountain High Van tour

Leave the driving to us as we take you to the top of the Smoky Mountains to enjoy the sea of mountains.  Your guide will stop along the way for several photo stops as you learn about the human and natural history of the Smokies.  Once at the top, we'll explore a small section of the famous Appalachian Trail before continuing our trek to visit the North Carolina side of the Park.
$50
3 hours