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Category: Smokies Photos

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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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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Snow changes December Classic Hike destination

December 21, 2018

December Classic Hike 2018 hikers with GSMNP sign - photo by Linda Spangler

by Julie Dodd Snow closed US 441 through the Smokies, but that didn’t keep FOTS hikers from getting in a December Classic Hike. But the snow did change the hike location. Instead of hiking the Kephart Trail as scheduled, the…

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