Hike Details & FAQ

2020 Schedule

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


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.