Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Registration Open for 2015 Gran Fondo Asheville

June 1, 2015

Gran Fondo Asheville 2014

Ride with your friends | Race with your friends GFNCS and Friends of the Smokies welcome riders of all abilities to join the Gran Fondo Asheville! 3 Distances to choose from: Gran Route (110 mi), Medio Route (60 mi), Piccolo…

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Alum Cave Trail restoration underway as part of FOTS Trails Forever project

May 12, 2015

Alum Cave Trail with handrail - Photo by Julie Dodd

by Julie Dodd Restoration work has started on the Alum Cave Trail, one of the most popular trails in the Smokies. The two-year project, which began on May 4, will improve safety for hikers and reduce trial erosion. The trail…

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#FindYourPark Contest Winners

May 5, 2015


For National Park Week (April 18-26), we wanted¬†to celebrate Great Smoky Mountains National Park and this year’s theme, Find Your Park, with a few contests on our Facebook page. There were trivia contests, a photo contest, and more. Thanks to…

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