Padgett Mill Trek
- Person Ages 13+
- Child Ages 5 - 12 years old
Experience the Smokies with a Llama Buddy!
1- 2 Hours
Bring Hiking Clothes
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 and feed 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.
Our hikes are rated easy to moderate. We hike woodland trails, so there will be some moderate change in elevation as well as uneven, rooted terrain. One of our favorite repeat customers is a person in his 80s!
We’re located in Cosby, TN nearby the best whitewater rafting in the region. We’re about a 40 minute (beautiful) drive from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
602 Padgett Mill Road, Cosby, TN 37722
We’re not afraid of a few sprinkles on our llama hikes. We run our hikes even in light rain showers. If there’s lightning, or the weather is otherwise dangerously inclement (tornado warnings, extended downpours, etc.), we’ll work to reschedule your hike.
Our llamas are professionally trained and highly socialized. They are friendly and loveable hiking partners, and are entirely safe to be around so long as you follow your guide’s instructions.
Both kids and adults love the chance to spend real time connecting to our gentle, empathetic llamas. Adults especially find that our guides offer a fun and inspirational perspective during the hike. Even our most stubborn holdouts get into it and admit to having a great time on their llama trek!
Meet our Llama's
Walker Texas Ranger
He likes to snuggle and is named after Chuck Norris.
She is Walker’s partner. Also known as Eileen because she likes to lean away when you try to pet her!
He is relaxed and cuddly. His beautiful spotted coat is called “appaloosa” coloring.
She loves to give kisses and sports a super dark chocolate-colored coat.
He is also known as “Dom” and loves to eat acorns in the fall.
She is fluffy and friendly. And while not a llama, she is a Guanaco—a relative animal.