Get On the Trail with Friends & Missy

Missy Kane
Now in its 22nd 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 $200,000 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.




2020 Schedule

To participate in an upcoming hike, you must pre-register by calling (865) 541-4500

Spring Hikes

As of March 20th, all spring hikes have been postponed. We are continuing to monitor the situation and hope to reschedule later. Thank you for your continued support and understanding! For more information, please contact Kathryn@FriendsoftheSmokies.org.


Fall Hikes

October 7, 2020
Twin Creeks Trail
2 miles, easy

October 14, 2020
Clingman’s Dome to Andrews Bald
4 miles, moderate

October 21, 2020
Chestnut Branch/Davenport Gap
6 miles, moderate

October 28, 2020
8 miles, difficult


For information about how your business can be a sponsor of the 2020 ‘Get on the Trail with Missy and Friends’ series, email Kathryn@friendsofthesmokies.org.