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Category: Smokies Trails Forever

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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Big Creek Trail tells story of logging before GSMNP created

April 22, 2019

FOTS Big Creek Trail hiking group

The FOTS March Classic Hike of the Smokies was Big Creek Trail. The trail leader was Jack Case, a life-long resident of the Maggie Valley. Jack shares insights about the area and the hike in this blog post. by Jack…

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