The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad can be packaged with the Jeep Tour, Guided Nantahala Rafting or a Zipline Canopy Tour. Train Combos are a great option for families that are divided by different activities. The Kids want to go rafting, but Grandma and Grandpa are not up for it. Everybody can board the Train in Bryson City together then half way through (22 miles) the family members participating the Raft & Rail, Rail & Trail or Tarzan Train hop off the train, get lunch and then enjoy a second activity. Family members on the railroad return leg can get lunch on the train and then reunite later after the separate adventures have been enjoyed.
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Nantahala Gorge Excursion leaves from Bryson City, NC in the morning and follows the Little Tennessee and Nantahala Rivers, crossing over Fontana Lake on the historic Trellis Bridge.