Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains range, one of the most picturesque places of the entire East Coast 🍁 In this time of the year we expect to spot the golden foliage palette of colors on the slopes of the mountains, and along the banks of streams and waterfalls - from bright red to golden yellow! Add to your imagination the “waves” of mountain ranges immersed in a mysterious blue haze - that's the reason why this mountains are called Smoky.
🚘 Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, considered the one of the most scenic in America! 🍁🏔🌳
🏰 Visit an America's Largest Home, the elegant Biltmore Estate historic mansion and gardens - a one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed!
📸 Bring back unique memories of the best moments of this trip captured by our talented crew photographer and guide 🤩
✈️ Arrival /Departure: Charlotte, North Carolina
🍭 Kids: 14+ with previous hiking experience
🏩 Comfortable Lodging: Hotel or AIrbnb house
🤗 Group size: 8-12 travelers
🥾 Level of difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate (for individuals able to walk up to 10 mi/8hrs/day, elevation gain is not significant)
Hikers should always be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions while hiking in the mountain regions. Temperatures in the mountains typically fluctuate as weather patterns change. Be prepared for rain & shine.
In the fall season (September-October) average daytime temperatures can vary between 70-75F degrees; however, overnight and in the early morning lows throughout the park can drop to near 40 degrees.
We will update you on expected weather forecast before departure.
Good to know:
Be prepared that on some trails it is possible to wade streams and the water can be knee-deep. Please bring special shoes (sandals or sandals) or a change of hiking shoes.
Participant can cancel their trip anytime prior departure with the following penalties:
- Cancellation 45+ days before departure - fully refundable
- Cancellation 45 to 21 days before departure - registration deposit is non-refundable
- Cancellation 20 to 0 calendar days before departure – full trip cost is non refundable
Trip cancellation insurance is advisable; it protects all registration deposits and payments for both air and land cost.
Arrival in Charlotte, NC anytime before 3PM.
Meet with your Team Leaders at the airport (car rental office) and drive to Linville, NC. We will make a quick stop on the way to purchase groceries for our trail lunches for the following days.
Check in the lodge or airbnb property.
Dinner at the restaurant or welcoming BBQ.
Team introduction and discussion of the next days plan.
Overnight in Linville, NC.