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2019 Get On the Trail with Friends & Missy Hike Schedule

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

October 2, 2019
Oconaluftee Trail
3.5 miles, easy-moderate

October 9, 2019
Middle Prong to Indian Flats Falls
8 miles, moderate

October 16, 2019
Gabes Mountain / Maddron Bald Intersection to Cosby Campground
8 miles, moderate

October 23, 2019
Charlies Bunion on the Appalachian Trail
8 miles, difficult

October 30, 2019
Purchase Knob to Hemphill Bald
6 miles, moderate

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for a hike?
To participate in an upcoming hike, you must pre-register by calling (865) 541-4500.

How much does each hike cost?
The cost for each hike is $20 per person with the proceeds supporting Friends of the Smokies. A complimentary FOTS membership is provided with registration for the full spring or fall series.

What should I bring?
Make a list of items to bring with you including proper equipment and attire including, but not limited to:
• Day pack
• Sturdy shoes (and extra socks!)
• Rain gear
• Hiking poles
• Plenty of water
• Lunch

When and where do we meet?
• We will meet at 8:15 a.m. Once you are registered for the hikes by calling (865) 541-4500, you will receive exact meeting locations and directions.
• We recommend leaving Knoxville by 6:30 a.m. to avoid traffic. It is important to arrive on time!

What if I registered, but can’t make it at the last minute?
Each hike fills to capacity with a waiting list. If you are not able to make the hike, please let us know as soon as possible by calling (865) 541-4500.

What if it rains?
Get on the Trail hikes happen rain or shine. However, cancellations due to road closures and inclement weather can happen at the last minute. We will notify you via email or phone call of any known issues that may affect the hike. Keep in mind that most of our hikes are several hours from telephone or emergency service.

For other questions or more information, please contact Kathryn at Kathryn@FriendsOfTheSmokies.org or 865-932-4794.