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Category: Hiking

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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FOTS Trails Forever crew restores Trillium Gap Trail

August 1, 2019

Trillium Gap Trail restoration crew - photo by Josh Shapiro

by Julie Dodd Work is underway on the restoration of the Trillium Gap Trail, with work being completed by the Trails Forever crew funded by Friends of the Smokies. Trillium Gap Trail is one of the most popular hikes in…

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