Smoky Mountain Hiking Tour Reviews- Smoky Mountain Backpacking Done Right


The months of July and August have been chock full of guided backpacking trips for American Wild Trekking. We have had guests from Sweden, Germany, France, and from far flung locations all over the United States. Each of their experiences has been custom tailored to fit their needs. There is one common sentiment that each of our guests expresses at the end of their backpacking tour in the Smokies.

“ This was one of my best trips I've ever done.”


We proudly claim that American Wild Trekking is THE PREMIER backpacking guiding company in Smoky Mountain National Park. Here are a few of our reviews that solidify that claim.

Amazing 5 day backpacking trip

This was one of my best trips I've ever done. 5 days out in the wilderness of the Smokies with a great guide! The trip was perfect for me and I've seen a lot in these few days. Jake planned a wonderful hike for me and he knows nearly everything about the Smoky Mountains. Furthermore, he provides all the things you need. So you only have to bring your personal stuff and enjoy the awesome nature!
I highly recommend a trip with him!

Day Hike with children

Review of: Charlies Bunion, A Day on the A.T.

Amazing trip! Jacob is a awesome guide, he really did make our hike to Charlie’s Bunion a memorable life experience. He’s very knowledgeable with the trails, the mountains, And the plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains. His personality and knowledge made our trip great , learning about all the different ecosystems and history as we walked made those up hill climbs not so bad! I hiked this trip with my nine year old daughter and her friend. Jacob provided snack bags, and a very fulfilling lunch for us. I highly recommend a family trip!

Mt. Cammerer backpacking trip

Review of: Mountaintops and Fire Towers Guided Hike

Amazing experience! This is a must-do trip. Our guide provided a very well planned and executed adventure. As this was our first overnight backpacking trip, Jake provided a comprehensive "Backpacking 101" course. His experience and professionalism is second to none. It really put our group at ease and allowed for an educational and exciting adventure. We'll definitely be back!

Appalachian Trail backpacking trip

I had an amazing trip with Jake as my guide! He has a ton of knowledge about the history of the Smoky Mountains and all the beautiful plant life as well. It was so nice to be able to go on a trip like this and only worry about showing up on time! They took care of everything... planning, food and any gear I didn’t have. I can’t recommend Jake and his company enough.

To view more reviews and pictures from the trips we have facilitated got to our tripadvisor page.