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Category: Classic Hike of the Smokies

Hyatt Ridge Trail — October Classic Hike

October 23, 2019

Smokies view

Hike leader Steve Winchester shares the group’s experience of hiking the October Classic Hike of the Smokies —  a lollipop trail of Hyatt Ridge Trail to McGee Spring Campsite, then Beech Gap Trail and Straight Fork Road.  by Steve Winchester…

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Trillium Gap Trail restoration work — highlight of Classic Hike

October 5, 2019

Trillium Gap Trail sign

by Julie Dodd The September Classic Hike of the Smokies was on one of the most popular trails in the Park – Trillium Gap Trail. Eleven hikers made the 13.1-mile roundtrip to Mt. Le Conte, which included hiking to Grotto…

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Hiking Appalachian Trail – Sweat Heifer – Kephart Prong: Wildflowers, bees and thunderstorms!    

August 22, 2019

Hikers on Kephart Trail

August’s Classic Hike of the Smokies included three trails – the Appalachian Trail, Sweat Heifer and Kephart Prong – starting in Tennessee and ending in North Carolina. The hike leader was Lynda Doucette, who recently retired after a 30-year career…

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