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Category: Friends of the Smokies

Bring a friend for free for Porters Creek Trail hike

April 5, 2019

Dwarf-crested Iris

by Julie Dodd Join Friends of the Smokies for a wildflower hike on Porters Creek Trail on Tuesday, April 9, as the April Classic Hike of the Smokies. The 7.4-mile hike follows Porters Creek to Backcountry Campsite #31. The trail…

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Hiking all GSMNP trails — advice from 900-Miler Club members

March 19, 2019

GSMNP trail map

by Julie Dodd What does it take to hike all the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and join the 900-Miler Club? JP Smith, Dave Worth and Steve Pierce know the answer. They have hiked all the trails…

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Trails Forever crew completes Rainbow Falls Trail restoration

February 19, 2019

Rainbow Falls bridge, FOTS crew - NPS photo

by Julie Dodd The Rainbow Falls Trail restoration is another success story for the Friends of the Smokies Trails Forever program. The completion of the restoration project was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in November 2018. The Trails Forever crew…

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