Pricing for Naturalist-Guided Day Hikes & Other Programs

PRICING for Naturalist Rambles, Hikes and other Programs (All prices are per person)

With Liz as your personal guide on every trip offered by JGO, you are assured of having the knowledge and expertise of a professionally trained, highly experienced Naturalist guide with over 30 years’ experience and a balance of Naturalist interpretation that suits you. Liz has Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification.

Guided Interpretive Hikes (Day Trips) with a Naturalist include:

-       Rambles

-       Hikes

-       Workshops

-       Environmental Education programs

Programs are tailored to your individual (or group) interests and needs.

Topics may include:


FLAT RATES *  (for Singles**, Groups and Families (***):

HALF Day = up to 4 hours.   

 FULL Day = up to 8 hours.

* All reservations are confirmed upon receipt of a 25% Deposit (of the total cost). 

* If you wish to pay by credit card for day hikes and outings, a 3.5% (+ 10 cents) fee will be added to your total. 

**JGO continues to offer one-on-one personal tours for those who prefer to experience the sights and sounds of our natural world in a more intimate and quiet fashion.

*** Family rates apply to parents (or other adult family members) with children.

Group size is small (15 or fewer participants), unless otherwise arranged by your private  group.

Small group size provides a more personal and enjoyable experience for everyone. However, we are happy to accommodate larger groups as well. We will consider all special requests to help you enjoy your outdoor experience, so please inquire.

Reservations and Deposit:

You may make a reservation by calling Liz at 865-977- 4453 or by sending an e-mail to: All reservations are confirmed upon receipt of a 25% deposit of the total cost. ** If you wish to pay by credit card for day hikes and outings, a 3.5% (+ 10 cents)  fee will be added to your total.


Weather changes in the mountains can come quickly, so it is important to be prepared.

Following are some tips to help you plan for our time together on the trail.

* Please keep in mind that the weather in the Smokies is quite changeable and we can experience rain any time of the year.

* Temperatures at the higher elevations can be 10 – 20 degrees colder than those experienced at the lower elevations.

To enjoy a safe and comfortable day you should:

 Remember, we customize our hikes for you so that you can get the most enjoyment from your trip with us. So, give Liz a call and she will help create a trip just for you! 

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* Backpacking Adventures with a Naturalist Guide

Experience the backcountry with your own personal, professional Naturalist guide. Novice and experienced hikers alike will enjoy this opportunity to get away from the crowds and into the heart of our awe-inspiring, peaceful and rejuvenating Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

* Contact Liz for more information and to plan your trip in the backcountry of the Smokies and other natural areas.

Cancellation Policy: