Classic Hikes of the Smokies

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2021 Hiking Series Details  |  Register for Hikes

The 2021 Classic Hikes of the Smokies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park feature interpretation of the trail, history, and park projects supported by Friends of the Smokies. These hikes support restoration and rehabilitation of some of the Smokies most impacted trails through the Trails Forever program. (Pre-registration required. Space is limited to 25 per hike.)

Rates/per hike:

$20 – Current Friends of the Smokies Member
$35 – New or Renewing Members (includes membership + 1 hike)

Register for all 10 ‘Classic Hikes of the Smokies’ between now and the first hike and receive a discounted rate of $180. (That’s one hike free!)


March 9 – Mingus Creek – SOLD OUT!
4 miles | Easy
Wildflowers, Historic Mill and Cemetery

April 13 – Big Creek – SOLD OUT!  
7.4 miles | Moderate
Wildflowers, Cascades

May 11 – Baxter Creek to Mt. Sterling – SOLD OUT!
12.2 miles | Difficult
Wildflowers, Trail Restoration

June 8 – Smokemont Loop – SOLD OUT!
6 miles | Moderate
Forest Walk

July 13 – Flat Creek 
5.2 miles | Easy
High Elevation Creek, Mountain Views

August 10 – Lost Cove Loop 
11.8 miles | Difficult
Fontana Lake, Appalachian Trail

September 14 – Mt. Cammerer 
12 miles | Difficult
Fire Tower, Appalachian Trail

October 12 – Noland Creek 
8.2 miles | Moderate
Forest Walk, North Shore History

November 9 – Boogerman Loop 
7.4 miles | Difficult
Cataloochee Valley History, Old Growth Poplars, Elk

December 14 – Old Sugarlands Trail 
7 miles | Moderate
Forest Walk, Holiday Celebration

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.
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.

Due to COVID-19, Friends of the Smokies will take additional precautions with our Classic Hikes of the Smokies:

  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend the hike.
  • If you have been in contact with someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19, please do not attend the hike.
  • We encourage you to bring a mask!
  • Plan to maintain a safe distance from other hikers on the trail, including gatherings for introductions, and snack and lunch breaks.

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

Sponsored by:

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