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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.

To learn more or become a sponsor, please email Krista@FriendsoftheSmokies.org

Missy Kane

FOTS Classic Hike of Flat Creek Trail - group photo
Classic Hike at Flat Creek Trail.
Photo by Linda Spangler

2022 Spring Hikes

Coming Soon!!!

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.