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Category: Smokies Trails Forever

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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Hyatt Ridge Trail — October Classic Hike

October 23, 2019

Smokies view

Hike leader Steve Winchester shares the group’s experience of hiking the October Classic Hike of the Smokies —  a lollipop trail of Hyatt Ridge Trail to McGee Spring Campsite, then Beech Gap Trail and Straight Fork Road.  by Steve Winchester…

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