Guided Adventure

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Waterfalls Guided Hiking Bryson City

By Mark Van Osdal / June 15, 2017 /

Open for 2024!  This Waterfalls Hike is guided, designed for all and a great way to get out, hike and see the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The hike is anticipated to be around 3 hours and up to 5-6 miles.  We’ll hike past 3 waterfalls and you’ll take away a vast…

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Three guests on a guided sunset hike

Sunset Guided Hike Bryson City NC

By Boomer / March 2, 2020 /

Opens March 11th – Book now for 2024!  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 7 Guests, we meet you at a central location for pick up and we drive, allowing you…

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Guided Mountain Biking

By Mark Van Osdal / June 15, 2017 /

Opens March 11th – Book now for 2024!   Guided mountain biking for beginners or intermediate riders includes bikes and outdoor gear. $135 per person for the first 2 participants + $ per person at 3+ with an 8-person capacity.  2 person minimum booking.  We’ll pick a ride based on your desired exertion level and…

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Guests viewing a beautiful waterfall on a guided waterfalls tour.

Chasing Waterfalls: Guided Hiking Tour

By Mark Van Osdal / December 12, 2023 /

Opens March 11th – Book now for 2024!  A full day of chasing, hiking and touring 11 waterfalls! The state of North Carolina  is home to hundreds, if not thousands, of  beautiful waterfalls, located mostly in its mountainous western area.  This active lifestyle tour with up to 5+ miles of hiking operates from Bryson City,…

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Relaxing mountain view with 2 glasses of wine on a winery tour

Waterfalls & Wineries Tour

By Mark Van Osdal / December 29, 2023 /

Opens May 1 – Book now for 2024! A full day tour of hiking waterfalls and then visiting Western North Carolina wineries!  This active lifestyle tour operates from Bryson City, NC and involves a total of up to 2 miles of intermediate level hiking at 3 waterfalls and then visiting 3 wineries.  Participation includes challenging…

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Whitewater Rafting

White Water Rafting – Guided

By Mark Van Osdal / June 15, 2017 /

Opens April 5th – Book now for 2024! Not confident guiding your own raft?  Carolina Bound Adventures will arrange for an experienced River Guide to lead the way.  North Carolina’s shimmering Nantahala River offers river rafting through family-friendly rapids that are mild, but exciting!  The Nantahala features a 3 hour, eight mile,  Class I –…

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Guided Kayaking Fontana Lake

By Mark Van Osdal / June 15, 2017 /

Opens Monday March 11th~ Book now for 2024!   Not comfortable going out on the water by yourself in a kayak? If you’re curious but want an experienced Guide to lead the way, we’ve got the solution with this 2 hour adventure.  We’ll bring the kayak(s) and Guide for you to explore beautiful Fontana Lake…

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Sunset from a Guided Kayaking Tour on Fontana Lake Bryson City NC

Guided Sunset Kayaking Fontana Lake

By Mark Van Osdal / January 16, 2024 /

Open for 2024!  Wind down your vacation day on a Guided Kayaking Tour of beautiful Fontana Lake at sunset!  On this 2 hour adventure,  we’ll bring the kayak(s) and Guide for you to explore beautiful Fontana Lake in Bryson City, enjoy the scenery, explore coves, and have a relaxing late day paddle.   No experience…

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Guided Hiking Bryson City 1/2 Day Hike

By Mark Van Osdal / June 15, 2017 /

Book now for 2024! The Carolina Bound Adventures half-day hike is anticipated to be around a 3-4 hour adventure. The hike includes a backcountry guide and outdoor gear! Backpack, hiking poles, and basic hiking gear essentials. We’ll pick a hike based on your desired exertion level, mild, medium, or “let’s go for it!”  We specialize…

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Guests on a Guided Kayaking and paddle boarding tour

Guided Stand Up Paddle Board Fontana Lake

By Mark Van Osdal / March 26, 2019 /

Opens Monday March 11th~ Book now for 2024!   No experience on a Stand Up Paddle board?  (SUP)  If you’re curious but want an experienced Guide to lead the way, we’ve got the solution with this 2 hour adventure.  We’ll bring the paddleboards and Guide for you to explore beautiful Fontana Lake in Bryson City.…

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Guided Hiking Bryson City Full Day Hike

By Mark Van Osdal / June 27, 2017 /

Book now for 2024!  The Carolina Bound Adventures full-day hike is anticipated to be around an 8 hour day. The hike includes a backcountry guide and outdoor gear! Backpack, hiking poles, and basic hiking gear essentials. Picnic-style lunch included! We’ll pick a hike based on your desired exertion level, mild, medium, or “let’s go for…

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Guests enjoying a Guided History Hike and Tour

Guided History Hike in the Smokies

By Mark Van Osdal / October 28, 2021 /

Opens March 11th – Book now for 2024!  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 1830s.  In the…

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Fly Fishing & Breweries Tour

By Mark Van Osdal / February 1, 2022 /

Book now for 2024!  Call for availability – 828-569-6699  Fly Fishing and then a Breweries Tour in one day!  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.…

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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and Rafting

By Mark Van Osdal / May 10, 2018 /

Book now for 2024!  The Raft and Rail package!  A ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad is followed by a fully guided rafting trip on the Nantahala River. The Nantahala is a popular and exciting eight miles of Class II and III rapids. Scenery and new experiences abound on both these excursions. Your trip…

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Guests catching fish on a guided kayak fishing tour

Kayak Fishing – Half Day

By Mark Van Osdal / September 1, 2020 /

Open now for 2024!  Guided kayak fishing just outside Bryson City in Graham County, NC.  Come fish the beautiful Lake Santeetlah, Cheoah Lake, or explore Calderwood with us!  With so much pristine water to explore, species to target, and breathtaking views, we’re able to customize trips to fit any family or individual. From fishing for…

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Fly Fishing – Guided – 1/2 Day

By Mark Van Osdal / June 15, 2017 /

Book now for 2024!    This is a half day walk and wade trip for 4 hours.  Price displayed ($225) is for one person.  2 ppl. $300 / 3 ppl. $375.  Provisions include Professional Guide, all fly fishing gear, rods, reels, waders, wading boots, flies, leaders, and tippets at no additional charge. What do you need…

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