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Category: Smokies Trails Forever

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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FOTS Trails Forever crew completes first phase of Trillium Gap Trail restoration

November 18, 2019

Trillium Gap Trail after

by Julie Dodd The first stage of the restoration of Trillium Gap Trail, one of the most popular GSMNP trails, has wrapped up for the season with major improvements made from the trailhead to Grotto Falls. The last day of…

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