Explore the Outdoors with Wildwood

Welcome to Wildwood Hiking Company, where we strive to provide the best guided backpacking trips in East Tennessee. We believe everyone could spend a little more time outdoors, and we want to help you connect with nature and enjoy everything the woods have to offer!

Check out the trips we have planned for 2024, or contact us to plan a private trip. We can't wait to see you on the trail!

Update to Booking Policy

Beginning on March 1, 2024, all bookings must be paid in full at the time of purchase. However, at Wildwood, we want everyone to be able to enjoy the outdoors, and that means keeping our trips affordable. Payment plans will be available through Shop Pay Installments at checkout, and scholarships are available for those in need. Please contact us if you would like more information.

Anyone that has booked prior to March 1, 2024, will continue with their current payment plan. Deposits will be due at the time of booking, and the remaining balance will be due 1 week before the start of the trip.

Upcoming 2024 Backpacking Trips

Embark on a transformative journey on one of our guided backpacking trips along the legendary Appalachian Trail! Discover the allure of the great outdoors as an experienced guide leads you through a mesmerizing blend of forests, meadows, and breathtaking vistas. Immerse yourself in the rich diversity of wildlife and plant life, while relishing the camaraderie of fellow adventurers. With expert insights into the trail's history and natural wonders, this guided experience promises an unforgettable blend of physical challenge and soulful rejuvenation, leaving you with a profound appreciation for the untamed beauty of the Appalachian Trail. 

Throughout your trip, your experienced guide will provide essential support, ensuring your safety and comfort on the trail. They will share their knowledge of wilderness skills, provide guidance on backpacking techniques, and foster a sense of empowerment among the group. You'll have the opportunity to learn from each other, forge lasting friendships, and create unforgettable memories in a supportive and inclusive environment.  Sign up for your next adventure today!

Upcoming 2024 Backpacking Trips:



  • April 26-28: Women's Appalachian Trail Beginner Backpacking Trip- Max Patch, NC (3 days / 2 nights) SOLD OUT







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Considering a Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail?

Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is a life-changing experience, and many people put this epic adventure on their bucket list. But not many can say that they've hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, nearly 2,200 miles of rugged wilderness terrain covering 14 states from Georgia to Maine. In fact, over 3,000 people attempt to thru-hike the trail each year, but only 20-25% make it all the way! If the A.T. is on your bucket list, check out our new Appalachian Trail Prep Academy for Thru-Hikers!

Explore the Wild with an Experienced Backpacking Guide

Hi, I'm Nicole, founder of Wildwood Hiking Company! I started Wildwood after my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2022, a 2,194 mile trek from Georgia to Maine over the course of 6 months. My time on the trail was life-changing, and my experiences helped me gain the strength and courage to go out and build a life I love! I hope to share my passion for the outdoors and the joy and beauty of nature with others through backpacking.

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