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Get on the Trail with Friends & Missy


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Now in its 24th year, Get on the Trail with Friends & Missy is one of the oldest fundraisers for Friends of the Smokies. Since 1998, U.S. Olympian Missy Kane has led hikers of all ages in our beautiful Park and raised over $230,000 through the generous support of participants and sponsors.

Every Wednesday in April and October, Missy & Friends are out on the trail exercising, enjoying the park, and learning more about the history, wildlife, and nature found right in our backyard.

Special events, like ‘Get on the Trail with Friends and Missy,’ raise funds for park projects and programs, including wildlife conservation and trail maintenance.

For more information, please contact Krista@FriendsoftheSmokies.org

Missy Kane

Get on the Trail hikers at Avent Cabin
Photo by Missy Kane Bemiller

2022 Fall hike list Coming Soon!!

2022 Spring Hikes

April 6: Quiet Walkways
Approx. 4 Miles (Easy)

April 13: Lower Mt Cammerer Trail to Campsite #35
Approx. 6 Miles (Moderate)

April 20: Newfound Gap + Sweat Heifer Trail
Approx. 6 Miles (Moderate)

April 27: Jakes Creek to Campsite #27
Approx. 8 Miles (Difficult)

For more information, please contact Krista@FriendsoftheSmokies.org.


Due to COVID-19, Friends of the Smokies will take additional precautions with the Get on the Trail with Friends and Missy hiking series:

  • 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.