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Day hike.  Overnight hike.  Waterfall hike.  Mountain biking.

There’s nothing quite like the outdoors in and around the Great Smoky Mountains / Western North Carolina / Bryson City area. With your boots tied tight, a backpack and hiking stIck, you’ve got nowhere to go but up! And that’s just what you’re going to do here with Carolina Bound Adventures... Not only do we offer hiking trail guides for different experience levels, we’ve also got the equipment so all you have to do is enjoy!

Hiking people walking in rain forest in an adventure tour in Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park, Quang Binh, Vietnam

Guided Day Hike - 1/2 Day Hike - $99 per person for the first two (2) guests + $69 for each additional guest. 2-person minimum. Max guests: 6

Anticipated to be around a 3-4 hour day. Includes Back Country Guide and the outdoor gear! Back (day) packs, hiking poles and basic hiking gear essentials. Picnic style lunch included! We'll pick a hike based on your desired exertion and physical level.

Group of hikers with backpacks and sticks walking on a mountain at sunset - Four friends making an excursion in the nature

Guided Day Hike - Full Day Hike - $139 per person for the first two (2) guests + $99 for each additional guest. 2-person minimum. Max guests: 7

Anticipated to be around an 8 hour day. Includes Back Country Guide and the outdoor gear! Backpack, hiking poles and basic hiking gear essentials. Picnic style lunch included! We'll pick a hike based on your desired physical and exertion level.

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Guided Overnight Backpacking Trips - 1 or 2 nights (Please call for availability)

Includes Back Country Guide and the outdoor gear! Backpacks, hiking poles, and basic hiking gear essentials. All meals included! We'll pick a hike based on your desired physical and exertion level.  All Back Country Guides are wilderness first aid certified and we practice leave no trace protocols.

Email mark@carolinaboundadventures.com for availability.

Schoolhouse Falls

Guided Waterfall Hike - 1/2 Day Hike - $74 per person for the first two (2) guests + $54 per person for additional guests. 2-person minimum. Max guests: 6.

Anticipated to be around a 3-4 hour day. Includes Back Country Guide and the outdoor gear! Back (day) packs, hiking poles and basic hiking gear essentials!

Sunset Hike

Sunset Guided Hike -  Bryson City NC - 1/2 Day Hike - $74 per person for the first two (2) guests + $54 per person for additional guests. 2-person minimum. Max guests: 6.

Our private guided Sunset Hike at Carolina Bound Adventures is close to Bryson City, NC, and offers a 360-degree view of the Great Smoky Mountains at sunset. With room for 6 Guests, we meet you at a central location for pick up and we drive, allowing you to relax and enjoy the evening. Heading out to the Sunset Hike you’ll see spectacular views of the Nantahala River and Nantahala Cascades as we travel to the destination.  The total hike distance is 2.5 miles round trip and would be considered moderate+ in nature.  The Sunset Hike heads up to a peak where an ascent is required to the top of a fire tower.  Headlamps are provided for the descent. 

Proctor Guided Hike

BRAND NEW!!! Historic Proctor Guided Hike in the Smokies - $189 per person for the first four (4) guests + $99 per person for additional guests. 4-person minimum. Max guests: 6.

On this guided hike we’ll take a boat shuttle across Fontana Lake and up Hazel Creek where we’ll put in for a hike to historic Proctor.  Learn about the history of the first European-American settlers, Moses and Patience Procter who arrived there in the 1830’s.  In the early 20th century before the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the lost town of Proctor, NC was a once booming logging town, home to 1,000 people working for the Ritter Lumber Mill.  We’ll hike up to 6 miles and visit the ruins of the mill, the Calhoun House which is the only remaining structure and hike up to visit the Proctor cemetery.  The hike finishes with a boat ride back across Fontana Lake.

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Brewery Tour - $94 per person for the first four (4) guests + $74 per person for additional guests. 4-person minimum. Max guests: 7.

(April - October) The exploding Craft Brewery phenomenon prevails in Western Carolina. You want the experience but don’t want your wallet to explode from a DUI!! This Craft Brewery tour will give you the best of the Western North Carolina area with a Designated Driver. Tour starts at 11:00 A.M. in Bryson City and ultimately returns there as well. Tour accommodates up to 7 people and is approximately 5-6 hours. The tour includes a pint at each brewery and transportation. Approximately 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Waterfall and Brewery Tour

Waterfalls and Breweries Tour - $129 per person for the first four (4) guests + $99 per person for additional guests. 4-person minimum. Max guests: 7.

The best of both!! Waterfalls and Beer! (April – October) You get the best of both on this Brewery and Waterfalls Tour with a designated driver. This 8-hour tour visits 4 great Western Carolina waterfalls and 5 breweries. The craft brewery tour will give you the best of the Western North Carolina area with a designated driver. Tour starts at 9:00 A.M. in Bryson City and ultimately returns there as well. Tour accommodates up to 7 people and is approximately 7-8 hours. Food trucks are available at several breweries along the way. Tour includes a pint of beer at each brewery and transportation.

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BRAND NEW!!! Fly Fishing & Breweries Tour - $240 per person. 4-person minimum. Max guests: 4.

Fly Fishing and then a Breweries Tour in one day? Winning!  This guest inspired idea is now available!  You’ll start out your morning on a guided fly fishing adventure at some of the best trout creeks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and then we’ll head out for a 4 Breweries tour afternoon. Fly fishing will include 1 Guide for every 2 guests and all of the equipment included.

For the afternoon, your “Brew-bur Driver” will pick you up at your Bryson City stay location and drive you to 4 Breweries.  Food trucks available at several of the breweries.  Tour includes a pint of beer per person at each brewery and transportation.

Mtn Biking

Guided Mountain Biking Adventure - Bike Rentals Included - $120 per person for the first two (2) guests + $94 per person for additional guests. 2-person minimum.

Anticipated to be around a 3-4 hour adventure. Includes Back Country Guide and the outdoor gear! Picnic lunch, snacks and fluids included. We'll pick a ride based on your physical level and desired exertion.  All Back Country Guides are Wilderness first aid certified and we practice leave no trace protocols.

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