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Padgett Mill Trek

Person Ages 13+
Child Ages 5 - 12 years old

Experience the Smokies with a Llama Buddy!

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The Padgett Mill Trail begins at the Smoky Mountain Llama Treks farm where you’ll meet all our friendly llamas. You’ll get to pet them while learning all about their amazing lives. From there, pair off with your new llama buddy and embark on a guided, hour-long (approx.) hike up a forested mountain trail into the foothills of the Smokies.

You’ve gotta do this!

We had to do the llama trek when visiting TN. The llamas and alpacas are the sweetest, most docile animals. They are so much fun and full of personality. They made the best tour guides on our 1 mile hike. It’s an absolute must if you’re in the area.

– kalicelherrera | TripAdvisor
Unique Way to get Outside

We arrived early for our walk. We got introduced to the llamas by name. They were easy going to be with. Steve treats them like pets with love and attention. The walk was easy. I found the walk with the llamas easier than walking the family dog! Thanks for a great way to see the Smokies.

– hockeymomrenae | TripAdvisor
Highly recommend

The Llama trek was a one of a kind experience. Our guide was inspirational and the kids LOVED it. My husband was reluctant but can’t stop talking about it since. Definitely recommend!

– Erin N. | TripAdvisor
Worth it!

We had the best time on our hike! The kids loved walking with the alpacas, the weather was gorgeous, we were the only ones booked for our hike, and Steve was very entertaining the entire time! Highly recommend!

– jenniferpicklesimer | TripAdvisor
I love Llama’s

Such a great experience getting up close with the llama’s and alpaca’s. We didn’t have children with us but this is definitely kid friendly, as there were families there and it was safe for the children. We had a blast.

– nekeisha m | TripAdvisor

Meet our Llama's

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Walker Texas Ranger

He likes to snuggle and is named after Chuck Norris.

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 She is Walker’s partner. Also known as Eileen because she likes to lean away when you try to pet her!

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Dalai Llama

He is relaxed and cuddly. His beautiful spotted coat is called “appaloosa” coloring.

a close up of an animalHershey

She loves to give kisses and sports a super dark chocolate-colored coat.

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He is also known as “Dom” and loves to eat acorns in the fall.

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She is fluffy and friendly. And while not a llama, she is a Guanaco—a relative animal.