Smoky Mountain Llama Treks

Cosby

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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.

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 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

The owner was very nice and informative about llamas. His story is unique and inspiring to find out how he started to get involved with the llamas and come to eastern TN. The llamas were very gentle. We did the Groupon for 10 and we had 4 adults and 6 kids. The ages were 2-11 and all of them enjoyed their time. We brought 2 big bags of animal crackers and the llamas were our friends!
Jessica K. · November 26, 2016
very nice visit. Steve was knowledgeable and hospitality was beyond expectation. Llamas were well trained and we will go again hoping to see new addition of baby alpacas. got great information and lots if photos to share and remember. hoping to do a Llamas trec next time
Katherine S. · November 14, 2016
They are so soft gentle and cute. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!
Shan J. · November 12, 2016
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    640 Padgett Mill Rd

    Cosby, TN 37722

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