Classic Hikes of the Smokies

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‘Classic Hikes of the Smokies’ explores some of Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s 800+ miles of trails. Hikes vary in distance, difficulty, and location within the park to provide a comprehensive overview of the Smokies, exposing hikers to high Appalachian vistas, streams teeming with aquatic life, the best collection of historic log structures in the Eastern United States, and much more. Explore the park in new ways on this guided hiking series with Friends of the Smokies, and support Trails Forever.

2023 Hike List Coming Soon!!


  • $20 for current members of Friends of the Smokies 
  • $35 for new and renewing members of Friends of the Smokies (includes one-year membership and hike registration) 

How to Register:

Step 1: Review the Classic Hike of the Smokies Waiver here.
Step 2: Register for your hike(s) and submit payment online (when registration opens).
After completing registration, you will receive an email the Friday before the hike with directions, and more information. All hikes begin at 9 a.m.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out by emailing marielle@friendsofthesmokies.org

Interested in sponsoring the Classic Hikes of the Smokies? Email marielle@friendsofthesmokies.org.