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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

The 2023 Spring Hikes will be posted soon!

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

2022 Fall Hikes

October 5: Andrews Bald
Approx. 3.5 Miles (Moderate)

October 12: Old Settlers Trail
Approx. 6 Miles (Moderate)

October 19: Lemon Gap on the Appalachian Trail
Approx. 7 Miles (Moderate)

October 26: Rich Mountain Loop Trail
Approx. 8 Miles (Difficult)

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

Thank you to our sponsors!