Shuttle Service

Hiker's Shuttle Service

Provided by Uncle Johnny's Nolichucky Hostel and Outfitters. Est. 1998. Located 60' from the Appalachian Trail, we can handle large groups (multiple 15-person vans), boater shuttles, section hikers, shuttles into town for dinner/groceries, secure parking and much, much more...

151 River Road, Erwin, TN

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    Serious Transportation

    We have several vehicles and can accommodate large groups as well as individuals.

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    Hostel and Outfitters

    A view of the hostel from the Appalachian Trail. Home of the 40¢ Snickers bar. Yeah!

  • location

    About as close as you can get to the Appalachian Trail. Click below for an interactive Google map.

About Uncle Johnny's Shuttle Service

  • Uncle Johnny's Nolichucky Hostel & Outfitters service provides prompt, friendly, and reliable transportation for hikers, backpackers, plus others in Cherokee National Forest and nearby areas. Our knowledgeable staff can help you plan your journey, suggesting itineraries that match your skill and comfort levels at no extra charge.
    Hikers and backpackers ranging from the novice to the highly experienced all use and appreciate the support of Uncle Johnny's Nolichucky Hostel & Outfitters Shuttle Service. We provided our first hiker shuttle in 1998. Let us help you realize your next adventure!
    We specialize in itineraries along the world-famous Appalachian Trail, but can assist you by providing transportation to literally hundreds of other trailheads within the area we serve.
    We offer shuttle service for section hikers, slack packers, freedom hikers, town transportation, supply and food drop service for hikers to most surrounding outdoor destinations. We also offer boater shuttle service for both the upper and lower Nolichucky River, and other surrounding rivers. Fishing shuttle service to and from world class small mouth bass and trout rivers and streams.
    Routinely we have pick-ups and drop-off service at the Asheville, Knoxville, Greenville, Tri-cities and Johnson City airports and bus stations.
    We offer responsible insured services by experienced, courteous drivers in vans, mini-vans, cars, trucks and 4-wheel drive vehicles.
    We are dog friendly and provide discounts for customers who utilize our accommodations. You will never share a shuttle with another person or group without your prior permission and you will be given a discount.
    Private parking is available at our hostel and outfitters store which is only 60 feet from the Appalachian Trail at the Nolichucky River in Erwin Tenn. We are also very knowledgeable of any vandalism or theft which occurs at various locations and will share that information with you. If we are not the best group to provide the shuttle you request we will refer you to the service which can best handle your needs.
    During weekends and peak seasons all responsible and professional shuttle services are very busy. Please allow as much advanced notice as possible. As you can understand, many variables affect shuttle costs. The number of miles we must drive, fuel cost, weather and road conditions and the time is required and the number of passengers. Please contact us at: 423 735 0548 for specific rates. If we are not in the office at the time, please leave your requirements on our answering service.

    Thank you for your interest and we look forward to serving you

  • Cancellations or Changes

    We ask that you call or e-mail us as soon as you know you must cancel or change a shuttle reservation you have made with us. This will free up time for other hikers who need our services. We strive to always arrive to serve our clients promptly as agreed upon. Please show us the same respect and call or e-mail if you must cancel or change.