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Category: Hiking

Cataloochee Valley Loop hike: History and special trees

June 13, 2019

View of Smokies

The FOTS May Classic Hike of the Smokies was the Cataloochee Valley Loop, including Rough Fork, Caldwell Fork Trail and Fork Ridge Trail. The hike leader was Mike Knies, who has marked over 1,200 home sites in the park, maintains…

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Join FOTS for special Overnight Experience, June 25-26

May 29, 2019

Laurel Falls

by Julie Dodd Join other Friends of the Smokies for a special “Overnight Experience,” which will take place on June 25-26 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This two-day event includes guided hikes, opportunities to learn more about the Great Smoky Mountains National…

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Porters Creek hike — wildflowers and historic sites

April 28, 2019

Messer Family cantilevered barn in GSMNP

The FOTS April Classic Hike of the Smokies was Porters Creek Trail. The hike leader was Danny Bernstein, who has hiked all the GSMNP trails, the Appalachian Trail, and South Beyond 6,000, 40 mountains over 6,000 feet in the Southern…

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