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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tour

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tour

Appalachia
4.9
15374 ratings
$9.99

About The Tour

Let Shaka be your guide through Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Come with us to explore the mountains’ rich and vibrant history, spot the abundant wildlife, and take in the breathtaking views from America’s Most Visited National Park.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

• Visit Clingman's Dome - the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

• Take in views at Newfound Gap, a popular mountain pass and overlook that straddles the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, providing a stunning vista of the Smoky Mountains.

• Hike a portion of the legendary Appalachian Trail taking in its diverse landscapes and natural beauty.

• Stop at the Sugarlands Visitor Center - a gateway to the park that features information, exhibits, and educational resources.

• Drive the Cades Cove Scenic Loop, tour the historic buildings, and experience what life was like for the early settlers of the Smokies.

• Check out Gatlinburg, a charming mountain town located on the edge of the national park, known for its vibrant arts and crafts scene, outdoor adventures, and scenic beauty.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Recommended Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Cherokee, NC, and Gatlinburg, TN
Time to complete: Full Day, 6-8+ hours

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Sample Tour Audio

The Thomas Clingman Story
The Creation of a National Park
Conserving the Mountains

Tour Stops

Tour Route

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Reviews

 
4.9 (15374 Users)

Easy to Follow

  • Koda Love
  • 17 hours ago
  • iOS

Got for Road to Hana and ended up doing 2 others! Love using these tours!

Rocky Mountain National Park

  • JP1823
  • 17 hours ago
  • iOS

Great tool to have when visiting for the first time. Wonderful narration of history of park as you drive through. Was perfect for picking the best stops to see wildlife and best views.

  • Jeff Bossaller
  • 19 hours ago
  • Android

Excellent app. I enjoyed the ability to have a guided tour and not be on the schedule of a typical tour. I prefer to be on my own schedule, stopping where I want and having the ability to stay longer at the places I really like. This tour gave me the ability to do just that. The music was excellent and the tour guide was informative and funny. Nice job!

Why are they called the Great Smoky Mountains?

The Great Smoky Mountains got its name from the natural fog that often shrouds the peaks and valleys of the mountain range. This misty, smoky appearance is a defining characteristic of the region. This haze contributes to the scenic beauty of the ...

Where are the Great Smoky Mountains?

The Great Smoky Mountains are located in the southeastern United States, primarily along the border between the states of Tennessee and North Carolina. These mountains are part of the larger Appalachian Mountain range and are known for their sceni...

What to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

From outdoor adventures to historic spots, there’s so much to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hike picture-perfect trails, take a scenic drive, stop at awe-inspiring overlooks, and look out for the park’s unique wildlife! You can do all...

What is an Audio Tour Guide?

Think of us as your personal tour guide in an app. Our tours provide everything a guided tour does, but with the freedom to explore on your terms. Here’s how it works:

  • GPS triggers audio narration to play automatically as you drive or walk.
  • Listen to stories, get local insights, visit must-see stops and get turn-by-turn navigation.
Self guided audio tour

Tour FAQs

This tour has 37 stops. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go!

  • Headphones 
  • Camera! (phone cameras are great, but if you wanna snap some incredible wildlife shots, a camera with a zoom lens is your best bet)
  • Car Charger- Very important!
  • Layered Clothing - Easy on and off layers are a must for changing mountain temperatures.
  • Refillable Water Bottles
  • Hiking/Walking Sticks
  • Good Shoes/Boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Hats/Sunglasses
  • Camera/Phone Cleanser - Those trails can get pretty dusty!

There is no fee to enter the parkway, but here are some budgeting tips for your trip: 

  • $10 per person: Snacks
  • $10-15 per person: Lunch
  • $20-30 per person: Dinner
  • $20-50 per person: Souvenirs! 
  • $5 per vehicle per day: Parking

The park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. However, portions of the park are closed in the winter. Visit the NPS website to learn more.

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience. 



Yes, this tour can be taken from North to South, or South to North. If you’d like to take the tour starting at the northern entrance, you’ll start in Gatlinburg, TN taking it to Cherokee, NC. If you’d like to take it South to North, you’ll begin in Cherokee, NC and end in Gatlinburg, TN.

Yes, you can combine this tour with the Blue Ridge Parkway South Tour. The Blue Ridge Parkway South Tour has a starting point in Asheville, NC. If you take Asheville tour from North to South, you can pickup the South tour in Asheville where it leaves off.

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at (808) 201-8138.

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