Smoky Mountain Llama Treks

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In a Nutshell

Let friendly llamas bear backpack weight during hikes through the Smoky Mtn. foothills; feed and pet them during farm visits

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 6 or older for llama trek. Must sign waiver. Subject to availability and weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Humans often relax by communing with nature: hiking through mountains, paddling down rivers, and eating berries indiscriminately. Get your fill of nature with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $40 for a 90-minute Padgett Mill trail trek and farm visit for two (an $80 value)
  • $10 for a farm visit for two adults (a $20 value)
  • $17 for a farm visit for two adults and two children (a $34 value)

During the Padgett Mill trail trek each hiker pairs with a clean, fluffy pack llama who carries backpacks or bags to take the weight off of feet. One or two guides front every 1.25-mile trek, which is rated easy-to-moderate and involves some uphill hiking before leveling off and winding through the pristine Smoky Mountain foothills.

Before or after the trek, or for an adventure all its own, visitors can participate in a farm visit, during which they can pet, feed, and read Shakespearean sonnets to the fuzzy llamas. Children younger than 3 regularly receive free admission to the farm visit.

Smoky Mountain Llama Treks

As Steve Garrett hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2008, he felt called to leave the corporate life he led near Grand Rapids, Michigan, and move to the mountains with his family. His wife, Johnna, supported his dream—so they and their children moved to Tennessee to run Smoky Mountain Llama Treks.

Their fluffy, pettable llamas don't spit, kick, or run off—rather, the gentle pack animals carry loads for hikers on treks through fields and woods. Though the llamas can't be ridden, their ability to carry food and gear makes it easier for hikers to enjoy mountain views and cartwheel down the trails. In addition to leading groups on hikes, the staff can also coordinate adventures including zipline tours through the forest canopy, rafting, and helicopter tours.

Customer Reviews

The Groupon exposed the small business in Tennessee. The adventure was a great one for anyone who likes animals or hiking. Made a great day trip and would highly recommend
Charles W. · October 2, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed the trek and the narration by Steve the owner. He entertained us all the while and taught us that llamas don't spit on people unless they are between llamas when they are upset with each other.
Bob W. · August 11, 2013
lots of fun, great scenery and the llamas are friendly and interesting.
Victor S. · August 5, 2013
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    640 Padgett Mill Rd

    Cosby, TN 37722

    +14234870600

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