frequently asked questions

We strive to keep our guided hiking tours within an hour’s drive of Asheville, North Carolina. This allows visitors staying in nearby towns to easily access our tours as well; including Brevard, Hendersonville, Bryson City, Cashiers, and Highlands.

Smoky Mountain Soul Adventures provides water, sports drinks, juice, snacks, hiking poles, towels, and ponchos (if rain is in the forecast). We also carry sunscreen, bug repellent, hand sanitizer, and a first aid kit.

Some suggestions for what you may want to bring are:

 

  • Sturdy shoes with good traction
  • Water shoes (depending on adventure)
  • Extra water/snacks
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit (for swimming adventures)
  • Extra layers of clothing
  • Any medications you may need

It depends on the tour. Depending on the age of your child(ren), we have a tour specifically designed for children ages 2-8! We also have more challenging adventures that are more appropriate for older children. However, as the parent/guardian, you know your children better than anybody, so we leave it up to you whether your child will be capable of completing the hiking tour. Please see the descriptions under each adventure to get more details.

Well behaved dogs are always welcome on our tours! Please keep in mind that your furry companion will need to be on a leash no longer than 6 feet, and you’ll need to bring a personal water bowl for him/her.

  • All of our tours are weather-dependent. In the event of hazardous weather, you will have the choice to reschedule to a different available day, or you are entitled to a full refund. As tour operator, we reserve the right to cancel an adventure if we deem the weather conditions unsafe.

  • Absolutely! If none of the options on our website are a good fit for your group, feel free to get in touch. Smoky Mountain Soul Adventures is happy to customize a private tour to fit your priorities!

  • All cancellations must be made more than 72 hours in advance in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations within the 72 hour window will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given if cancellation occurs the morning of the scheduled tour or for no shows.

Due to our guests coming from all over Western North Carolina, we currently ask that you meet your guide at a designated public location. If additional driving is necessary, you will then follow your guide in your personal vehicle.

Yes. Smoky Mountain Soul Adventures requires all participants to sign a Release, Liability Waiver, and Indemnity Agreement, which includes a photo release. Parents/guardians must sign for any members of their party who are under the age of 18. Minors must have a parent present on all adventures. Participants acknowledge the inherent risk of outdoor activities and that they are ultimately responsible for their own safety. A photo release is required acknowledging that Smoky Mountain Soul Adventures has full rights to any photos/videos taken, and the media may be used for, but not limited to: advertising, marketing, social media, and website use.

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