Everyone loves llamas, especially if they’re tame and friendly, and even more so if the whole family can take them on a trail in the Smoky Mountains – and you guessed it, now you can!
Llamas are sometimes used to carry supplies on trails in the Smokies, and many hikers hope to get a glimpse of them during their trip. Thanks to Smoky Mountain Llama Treks you can do even better than just see them, you can go on a hike alongside them.
Hiking with llamas?
For many visitors, communing with nature through the experience of a peaceful trek through a Smoky Mountains hiking trail is one of the absolute best ways to experience the beauty and uniqueness of the region. So what could make the experience even better? Why not add some friendly, fluffy, and oh so cute llamas to guide you on your journey?
Yes, llama trekking has made it to the trails of the Smokies, and enjoying some time in the great outdoors with these fantastic animals is destined to be one of your most treasured vacation memories. The llamas will help carry your gear and enjoy snacking on the vegetation along the trail while you have time to savor the scenery and take some photos. And don’t worry, despite what you may have heard the llamas won’t spit on anyone, and they are all incredibly friendly.
Plan a trek that works best for your needs
Smoky Mountain Llama Treks offers a variety of different trail experiences to suit any group according to skill level and availability. From short trips on a trail right near their farm to extended overnight trips with camping gear provided, you can book the type of experience that makes sense for you. Llamas are not built to take humans riding on their back, so the trekking is all done at a walking pace.
All of the hikes proceed at a fairly relaxed pace to allow the llamas time to pace themselves and graze along the way, so it never ends up being too strenuous for most hikers. Please keep in mind that advanced booking is required for all trek trips. No matter what adventure you choose you’ll still get to spend some time in the beautiful outdoors and hang out with some llamas.
Visit the llama farm, let the kids pet some animals, and more
What kid doesn’t love some one-on-one time with a cuddly animal? If you prefer to skip the trekking and instead check out the llama farm while petting the llamas, that’s always an option as well. You’ll have an opportunity to pet them, feed them, and learn about their history and habitat. It’s an educational and fun experience for all involved, and families are raving about this unique experience.
If you and the kids can’t get enough of the animal adventures on your Smoky Mountain vacation, consider fitting in some other attractions such as the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo, Parrot Mountain and Gardens, and the Rainforest Adventure Zoo. These are all located on the east side of the region near Smoky Mountain Llama Treks. You can combine multiple excursions in a single day to spend even more time with these exotic animals.
Smoky Mountain Llama Treks is located in the Cosby area to the east of Gatlinburg just a few miles.
For more information call (616) 430-0775 and see the website.
For more places to take the kids see our guide to Things to Do in Gatlinburg With Kids as well as our Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains. For more great outdoor activities see our Smoky Mountains Activities guide.