Smoky Mountains Backpacking Adventure – Mount Sterling Loop Conquer one of the tallest peaks in the Great Smoky Mountains with this three-day backpacking adventure.


Known worldwide for its mountain peaks, lush forests and abundant wildlife, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is teeming with adventure.

During this trip with World’s Best Adventures, you’ll scale one of the tallest peaks in the park, Mount Sterling, which rises 5,843 feet above sea level.

Where You Will Go

Over 3 days, you’ll explore the Northeastern peaks and valleys of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, climbing nearly 4,000 feet of elevation as you ascend Mount Sterling and descend into the Big Creek Valley.

This adventure spans 20 miles and will take you over mountain peaks, streams and some of the most beautiful forests in the United States.


What Will You Need To Bring Along

To put it simply – not much.

We at World’s Best Adventures want to ignite your passion for the outdoors, whether you’re new to hiking and the outdoors or a seasoned backpacker. But we also know how daunting it can be to find the right gear, find the right trails, find the right group, and then actually get out and come back safe.

So let us do the heavy lifting.

Sign up for this trip and we’ll provide the biggest most expensive pieces of gear you’ll need; breakfast, dinners, snacks, drinks, and goodies for the duration of the trip; and a slew of lessons on hiking and the outdoors from seasoned professionals.

You’ll bring yourself (duh), clothes, boots, a sleeping bag (which we can help you find or even provide for an additional cost), spork and a few other essentials.

See our packing list for a full list of gear.


*Note: Trip itineraries and locations are subject to change based on the permits we receive.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can receive a full refund or credit towards a future adventure 30 days or more in advance of their trip’s departure. Due to the logistics and planning involved in our adventures, no refund will be issued within 30 days of the trip’s departure.

Purchasing our optional trip insurance allows cancelation up to the trip’s departure day.

Our trips are rain or shine, but World’s Best Adventures reserves the right to postpone or reschedule trips in the event of emergency weather scenarios.

3 Days | 2 Nights | All Inclusive Trip


Trip Type:

Guided Backpacking Trip




Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Group Size

6-8 Guests

Trip Dates

June 10-12, 2022
July 1-3, 2022
August 5-7. 2022
April 28-30, 2023
May 26-28, 2023

We’re here to help

If you have any questions, call (770) 535-6323 or contact us online.


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