Weekend Appalachian Mountains Adventure Learn to backpack like a pro with this 2-day adventure into the Nantahala National Forest


With this two-day adventure to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest, you’ll learn a full set of backpacking and hiking skills, while exploring one of the most beautiful areas along the Appalachian Trail.

During this adventure, we’ll discuss topics like how to pick and set up a campsite, how to pack and fit your backpack, and basic survival and navigation techniques.

Where You Will Go

For this beginner level adventure, we’ve picked a scenic hike in one of our favorite places to backpack in the southeast – The Nantahala National Forest. Your group will hike a little over 4 miles up the Kimsey Creek Trail, seeing waterfalls, mountain streams and a majestic forest, before camping for 3 days at a spacious backcountry campsite.

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), and a few other essentials.


*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.

2 Days | 1 Nights | All Inclusive Trip


Trip Type:

Guided Backpacking Trip




Nantahala National Forest

Group Size

4-8 Guests

Trip Dates

August 13-14, 2022
September 10-11, 2022
October 8-9, 2022
November 5-6, 2022
March 25-26, 2023
April 1-2, 2023
May 6-7, 2023

We’re here to help

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


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