The Carolina Bound Adventures half day hike is anticipated to be around an 3-4 hour adventure. The hike includes a backcountry guide and the 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 with individuals and families new to the Western North Carolina area or new to hiking that want to get out and hike, but may not have the experience or gear and want a guided adventure. 2 person minimum booking required. All back country guides are wilderness first aid certified and we practice leave no trace protocols. Carolina Bound Adventures operates under a special Great Smoky Mountains National Park permit and holds Commercial Use Authorizations for Shuttles, Guided Hikes and Backpacking.