Gatlinburg

Thundering Streams and Falls of the Smokies Guided Hiking Tour

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Thundering Cascades of the Smokies
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

The Great Smoky Mountains boast scenic views and this hiking tour takes you on a journey to find them. Join a small group and traverse through the lush landscapes to discover several streams, cascades, and creeks. Each season of the year puts on a different show for hikers so there's always something to enjoy. This is a moderately adventurous hike that gains elevation and climbs over downed trees.
  • Learn about the local ecosystem while you hike
  • Enjoy a hike on a less-traveled section of the park
  • Stop along the way to take in the scenic views
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Snacks
  • Professional Guide
  • Gratuity for your guide is not included in the cost. Industry standard recommends 15-20%.
  • Bottled water
  • Rain Gear - we do have extra emergency ponchos on hand if needed.
  • Transportation
  • Parking Tag not included.

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Sugarlands Visitor Center
    1420 Fighting Creek Gap Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will require parking passes for any vehicle stopping longer than 15 minutes. **NOTE: You will follow the guide in your own vehicle to the trailhead.**

End point

  • Chimney Tops Trail Trailhead
    Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

    You will finish the tour at the trailhead where you are free to go from there.

What To Expect

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Newfound Gap Road (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Must be in good physical condition, able to climb over downed trees, walk on uneven surfaces and climb in elevation
  • This tour requires a 2 person minimum to operate. If you are traveling solo, you may join into an existing tour or pay the 2 person rate.
  • We do not provide transportation. You will follow the guide to the trailhead in your own vehicle.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Paul_L
Luci, our Tour Guide was awesome! She was fun, knowledgeable, and shared lots of stories along the way. She connected with our group immediately. It was a beautiful trail with lots of learning cool facts about plants and foliage along the way…even a few tastings of edible plants! Definitely would recommend this tour…and Luci!

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Sam our guide was...
jeff_h, Dec 2023
Sam our guide was excellent. Money well spent. Guide was knowledgeable about the area and provided lots of information that we wouldn’t have known otherwise. We wouldn’t have been able to find the trail on our own.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you so much for this great review!
You won’t regret this!!
Stephanie_K, Nov 2023
Luci was the absolute best!!!! The flowers and certain plants were already gone for the winter but that did not take away from our experience at all. She shared many interesting details and historical facts with us throughout the hike and we truly admire her passion for wildlife and nature. We look forward to coming back and embarking on another great adventure with her again!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We are so glad you enjoyed your time with Luci!
Wonderful hike
Joyce_L, Oct 2023
We had a great time with our guide. She was very knowledgeable and fun. The trail was beautiful and the weather was perfect in October.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for your review! We really appreciate it. :-)
Amazing Hike!
Stephanie_P, Aug 2023
Lucy was our guide and she was AMAZING!! She was super knowledgeable about all the plants and flowers and the history of the Smoky Mountains Park! She was fun and personable and really made our walk in the woods memorable!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you so much for your review! Luci is a treasure!
Great hike for families
Yasmin_S, Jul 2023
Luci was great. She knew so much and showed us very interesting things. This was a wonderful hike for families and would definitely recommend to anyone.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for your wonderful review!
Real thundering streams
Dan_R, Jul 2023
After a full day of rain on Thursday our Friday morning hike on Chimney Tops trail was Spectacular! Yes all streams running full bore and beautiful. Our guide Lucy was icing on the cake with her knowledge and enthusiasm for the Smoky Mountains.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for your review. We do love our Luci!
Book it! You won’t regret it.
Diana_D, Jul 2023
We had a such a great experience and Lucy was the perfect tour guide! Throughout our hike Lucy stopped to share history of the land and interesting information on plants and animals. The views were absolutely beautiful! We’ll definitely book again next time we’re in town.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you do much for a fantastic review! We appreciate it.
Fun on the Trails
Paul_L, Jul 2023
Luci, our Tour Guide was awesome! She was fun, knowledgeable, and shared lots of stories along the way. She connected with our group immediately. It was a beautiful trail with lots of learning cool facts about plants and foliage along the way…even a few tastings of edible plants! Definitely would recommend this tour…and Luci!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you! Luci is the sweetest and her enthusiasm is infectious. :-) Glad you all had a good time.
Great experience, totally recommend!
AmyD_B, Jun 2023
We had a fantastic time on the hiking tour! Our guide, JT, was very knowledgeable on all of the trees and the area that we were in. He had a great personality that made listening to him and his information an enjoyable experience. Thanks JT! The hiking trail was a beautiful sight with all of the waterfalls and rivers. At times the path was a bit tedious when traversing, but that’s the excitement of hiking! Totally recommend booking this hiking tour!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for a great review!
Chimney Tops Guided Hike
Amy_R, May 2023
I highly recommend this Guided tour! Our tour guide Corian was knowledgeable and gave us so much information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We had beautiful views and a fun time.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you! Glad you had a good time!
Awesome hike!
Gail_G, Apr 2023
Roaring streams, mountain views. Our guide TJ was very knowledgeable and safety conscious. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for your review! We appreciate it.
Upgraded Hiking Experience
Corrin_G, Apr 2023
TJ is incredibly knowledgeable. Hearing about the history and local flora/fauna is 100% worth every penny.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you so much! Glad you had a wonderful time with TJ!
Guides were very...
Russell_C, Mar 2023
Guides were very informative and full of energy. We loved the hike with them. We got a lot of great pictures.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for your review!
Guide, Mike, was...
Aindrea_M, Jan 2023
Guide, Mike, was extremely knowledgeable and engaged the kids making the hike even more fun for the family!
#SiblingHike2022 Let’s Gooo
Dani_B, Nov 2022
We had a blast. Took plenty of breaks. Our group was small. My brother helped one of our group members (you’ll see them pictured) they were adorable! We loved it! Thank you so much Sam (our tour guide) .. she was so kind and knowledgeable. We Would definitely do it again. The views was excellent!
Connor our guide was very...
Bilenda_S, Oct 2022
Connor our guide was very informative about the park and he went at our speed. Added bo us he gave us some good suggestions on places to eat.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your review!
Beautiful Smokies Hike
Tiffany_F, Sep 2022
Our guide Luci was great! She was very knowledgeable and has a passion for hiking in the Smokies. It made it enjoyable for everyone.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your review. We love Luci!
Best hike and guide ever!
Karen_W, Aug 2022
One of my favorite days in Gatlinburg. Lucy was wonderful. Her knowledge of the terrain, wildlife and general area was amazing. She told us so many i interesting things. I would highly recommend her for anyone! The scenery was also so beautiful. Loved all of the bridges and rapids we saw.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
So glad you enjoyed your time with Luci!
Excellent!
Donald_H, Aug 2022
The beauty of the Smokey Mountains and its history. Brooke, our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the mountains and foliage while leading us on the tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your review!
Better experience going up and not worth what we were charged
Cheryl_W, Aug 2022
The amazing views. Cade was really interesting on the hike there, but on the way back to the car he seemed like he really just wanted to be done and we kind of did our own thing on the way back to the car. Was a great hike but didn't leave feeling like it was worth what we were charged.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your feedback Cheryl. We will certainly take this feedback and find ways to improve.
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