Smoky Mountain Llama Treks


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In a Nutshell

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

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Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Reservation required at least 24 hours in advance. Must be 5 or older. Must sign waiver; ages 18 or younger need guardian to sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Sometimes you need to get out in the open air, especially if your job is to hide in a ventilation duct and blow on people. Take a breather with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $49 for a 90-minute Padgett Mill trail trek and farm visit for two ($100 value)
  • $179 for a 90-minute Padgett Mill trail trek and farm visit for a group of up to eight ($400 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 your 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.

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

We had the most amazing time with the Llamas! We learned so many things about them! We always try to find something new to do while in the Smokies and this was one of our favorites!!!
Debbie R. · 3 days ago
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Thank you for your kind words and your review. We try to educate everyone about llamas while they are here and give you the full experience of getting up close to hug, pet and take pictures with our llamas. Our moto is to give smoky mountain memories that will last a lifetime. Steve
Merchant replied · 16 hours ago
My family and I had a wonderful experience visiting the llamas. We learned a lot about them and had a great time. The llamas were all very friendly and huggable. Would definitely recommend and do again.
Lisa L. · 3 days ago
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Thanks for coming out to see Smoky Mtn Llama Treks we sure loved meeting you and your party. Thanks for the kind words and definitely come back and see us and make some more memories. God Bless Steve
Merchant replied · 16 hours ago
Very nice experience.
Sheryl D. · 8 days ago
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Thank you for visiting with us here at Smoky Mtn Llama Treks we all appreciated your visit and really liked getting to know you and your family. I know the llamas appreciate meeting new people as much as I do.
Merchant replied · 16 hours ago
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    640 Padgett Mill Rd

    Cosby, TN 37722


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