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Category: Classic Hike of the Smokies

Goldmine Loop Trail and lunch at Swain County Visitor Center cap off 2019 Classic Hike season

December 21, 2019

hikers on Goldmine Trail - photo by Jason Burton

The Goldmine Loop Trail completed the 2019 Classic Hikes of the Smokies series. Hike leader Danny Bernstein shares the hike in this guest blog post. Bernstein, an outdoor writer and blogger, recently received FOTS Spirit of Philanthropy award for her…

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Goldmine Loop Trail and holiday gathering features for December Classic Hike of the Smokies

December 4, 2019

FOTS hikers at tunnel

by Julie Dodd Join Friends of the Smokies to hike the Goldmine Loop Trail on Tuesday, Dec. 10, followed by a holiday celebration. This is the final Classic Hike of the Year for 2019. You must register in advance. The…

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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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