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Day Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (#2269)

Date and Time

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - Sunday, October 30, 2022

Location

Tennessee,
Other U.S.,

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in America. Late October through early November is the prime foliage season in the Smokies. The drives through the park, as well as the hikes themselves, will encompass some of the best views in the park. The Appalachian trail runs through the Great Smoky Mountains NP, including its highest point at Clingmans Dome. There are 16 peaks in the park over 6,000 feet. The park is home to deer, black bears, and elk among many other animals. We will fly into McGhee Tyson airport in Knoxville, TN to rent cars and begin our journey. We will meet at the airport and drive to Gatlinburg, TN where our hotel is situated and where we will stay for the next eight nights. Most days we will hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where we will be treated to waterfalls, cascades, and beautiful scenery from vistas and some mountain summits. We will start most of our day hikes entering from the Sugarlands park entrance but will target one hike in the Cades Cove area of the park. We will have one non-hiking day in the middle of the week to visit cultural and historical sites in the park or you can recharge in the mountain resort town of Gatlinburg.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Adult: $1,900 member / $2,000 non-member

Related Link(s):

2269 Prospectus

Click map for driving directions
Smokey Mts

Activity

Hiking

Status

Wait Listed

Difficulty

Hiking 4-5 Moderate to Vigorous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Annemarie spent years traveling in her career as a retail buyer with TJX cos. As a result, she developed an insanely crazy travel bug! Now she enjoys traveling for pleasure and leading Adventure Travel Trips. She is a hiking and backpack leader for her local Worcester AMC Chapter as well as a volunteer for AMC in the White Mountain Huts, Highland Center, and Pinkham Notch. She is also a leader for AMC August Camp.

Leader



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John is a 4-season hike leader for AMC NH. He has hiked the NH 48, the NH Winter 48, the NE 67 and is working his way through the ADK 46. John has taught at August Camp and at the NH Cardigan Workshop weekends. As well as hiking, he enjoys biking, kayaking, and most other outdoor activities. John has hiked in over 30 of the US National Parks and monuments and enjoys travelling both here and abroad.