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At The Day Hiker, we understand visitors to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park want to explore some of the vast wilderness, wildlife, and historic sites available without having to spend the vacation budget on expensive hiking equipment. We offer quality hiking gear at affordable prices so you can be prepared during your outing. So come visit us in Gatlinburg, TN, or come find great deals online by clicking here.

News & Updates

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National Park news and updates, along with special online and in-store sales, catalog modifications, changes in store hours, and other vital information regarding The Day Hiker can be found here.

Explore the Smokies

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The Day Hiker's owner, Joseph Guenther, has dedicated more than a decade of his spare time exploring hundreds of miles of trails, backcountry wilderness, and little-known points of interested in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Join the "Hike The Smokies" Facebook group to learn about the trails and share your experiences.

Welcome to The Day Hiker!

The “Hike The Smokies” patch and sticker was an idea derived from members of the "Hike the Smokies" Facebook group. Enough group members concurred that it would be a good way to identify other members on the road or on the trail and it was agreed upon that an extra cost added on would be donated to a worthy cause within the Smokies.

The patch and sticker are sold as a set for $10. The first five dollars will cover the cost of goods, sales tax and postage. The second five dollars will be donated to “Friends of the Smokies Trails Forever”. As increments of 200 sets are sold, Joseph Guenther, the group's founder and moderator, will write a check in the amount of $1,000 on behalf of the group to this worthy cause.

Give us a call at 1-877-DAY-HIKE for questions. You can also explore the rest of our website for our catalog, Smoky Mountain news and updates, and read about some of the trails and special locations within the national park. You can also follow us at

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