Hiking, Backpacking & Paddling

Guided Day Hikes

Nothing connects a group of people more than bonding over a trip into the woods.  Our BOLD staff will lead you on a journey of your choosing that can range from family friendly to challenging.  Day hikes can last from a few hours to a full day in the outdoors.

Family Fun: Our Family Fun day hike takes you into the smokies in a way the whole family can enjoy. Creeks, mountains, and easy hiking is the goal. This trip will introduce your family to the love of the forest and mountains that our entire staff has come to know.  These hikes are generally 2-2.5 hours and snacks and water are provided. Although this is a basic hike, we ask that you be fit enough to be on your feet for at least 2 hours.

Rates: 30.00 Per Adult & 20.00 Children 12 and under* 

*Group rates Available.

Hiking 101: Never been hiking? Take this half day course/ hike that will teach you the basics of being on the trail.  From lacing up your boots to picking a destination, we can help you become confident in getting out their on your own.  This is a 2.5 hour seminar combined with a 2-2.5 hour hike and is considered a mix of easy and moderate.  Come allow our staff to prepare you for future outdoor hiking and other adventures. Training materials will be provided for the class along with snacks and water which are included for the hike. This hike is considered moderate and basic fitness should be considered.

Rates: 63.00 Per Person*

*Group rates Available.

Women's Excursion: Needing a girls day out? Craving adventure? Choose our Women's Excursion and find out what it is like to be a lady in the woods. This easy to moderate hike is Women ONLY and our female staff will take you on an adventure that you and your friends will be raving about for years.  With the addition of some basic education about being a woman in the great outdoors, our guides will lead you with a woman's touch! Water and snacks will be provided for the hike. The hike is considered moderate and basic fitness should be considered.

Rates: 55.00 Per Person for Half Day

Rates: 105.00 Per Person for Full Day (Lunch Provided)

*Group rates Available.


Truly Wild: Need a day hike that is challenging? Full of breathtaking views and amazing trails?  We have your trip!  This trip will inspire you and require you to push your skills as a hiker.  Stream crossings and steep trails are involved as we venture into the heart of the Smokey Mountains.  This is only offered as a full day hike due to the terrain and difficulty of the trail. Water and Snacks are provided.

Rates: 105.00 Per Person for Full Day (Lunch Provided)

*Group rates Available.


Transportation is not provided. You will be asked to meet at a designated location or trail head. If transportation is a large need, please let our Staff know when you reserve your trip.

Contact us for more details and scheduling!


Backpacking.edu: This education driven trip is for those who are excited to be exposed to backpacking as a hobby and passion.  Organized into a 2 day/ 1 night trip for the basic course and 3 day/ 2 nights for advanced.  This trip will give you all the basic skills needed to begin backpacking and move into speciality parts of backpacking such as Ultra-light packing.  All equipment can be provided if needed, or use your own equipment for a discount!  Our staff is highly trained in outdoor preparation and we are excited to help you get prepared! These trips are considered moderate to lightly strenuous.  You should be able to carry a pack with equipment for the duration of the trip.  Basic fitness is expected. All meals are provided on the trail. Each of these trips is full at 8 people including guide.

Rates: 2 day/ 1 night,
230 Per Person with equipment rental*
200 Per Person, You provide your own 

Rates: 3 day/ 2 nights,
440 Per Person with equipment rental*
400 Per Person, You provide your own equipment*

* Group rates Available

 Dates 2015: 2 day/ 1 night,
May 2nd-3rd, Basic Course
June 1st-2nd, Basic Course
July 10th-11th, Basic Course
August 3rd-4th, Basic Course

Dates 2015: 3 day/ 2 nights,
August 21st-23rd, Advanced Course
October 9th-11th, Advanced Course

Contact us for more details and scheduling!

Lake Paddling

You will take a 3-day 2-night paddle on nearby Cherokee lake and camp on its beautiful islands. Each day will consist of island hopping while participating in B.O.L.D. activities. The paddle trip is a total of 15 miles and is considered moderate. No previous paddling experience is necessary. MUST be comfortable around water. You should have the ability to paddle long distances for this excursion. Contact us for more details and scheduling!