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Get On the Trail with Friends & Missy



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Missy Kane
Now in its 23rd 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. Registration begins Monday, March 2, 2020.

Spring Hikes

April 1, 2020
Gatlinburg Trail
4 miles, easy

April 8, 2020
Jake’s Creek Trail
7 miles, moderate

April 15, 2020
Trillium Gap to Brushy Mountain
7.5 miles, moderate

April 22, 2020
Twentymile Loop Trail
7.5 miles, moderate

April 29, 2020
Abrams Creek Campground to Abrams Falls
10 miles, difficult


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
Ramsey/Cascades
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.