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Category: Smokies Trails Forever

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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Noland Divide hike — rhododendron in bloom

July 27, 2019

GSMNP Rosebay rhododendron

The July Classic Hike of the Smokies was led by Beth Ransom. Beth joined FOTS when she began hiking GSMNP trails, after she completed the Carolina Mountain Club’s Pisgah 400 (hiking all 400 miles of trails in the Pisgah Ranger…

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FOTS Gatlinburg Overnight Experience: Hiking, learning more about GSMNP and meeting with Superintendent Cassius Cash

July 10, 2019

GSMNP Superintendent Cassius Cash and members of FOTS

Friends of the Smokies hosted the Gatlinburg Overnight Experience, June 25-26, including  group hikes, a tour of the Twin Creeks Science and Education Center, and a talk by Superintendent Cassius Cash on the state of the Park. The proceeds from…

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