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Friends Of The Smokies Blog

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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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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Hiking all GSMNP trails — advice from 900-Miler Club members

March 19, 2019

GSMNP trail map

by Julie Dodd What does it take to hike all the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and join the 900-Miler Club? JP Smith, Dave Worth and Steve Pierce know the answer. They have hiked all the trails…

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