Hike Details & FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for an in-person hike or the virtual option?
To participate in an upcoming in-person hike or the virtual option, you must pre-register by clicking the link here. Space is VERY limited and is first come first serve.

How much does each in-person hike cost?
The cost for each in-person hike is $25 per person with the proceeds supporting Friends of the Smokies.

How much does the virtual option cost?
The cost for the virtual option is $25 with proceeds supporting Friends of the Smokies.

How and when will I receive directions and meeting instructions for the hike?

One week before each hike, you will receive an e-mail with meeting instructions and directions corresponding to the hike you chose. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Krista@FriendsoftheSmokies.org.

What should I bring to a hike?
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
– Mask

When and where do we meet?

• We will meet at 8:15 a.m. Once you are registered for the hikes by clicking here, you will receive exact meeting locations and directions one week before each hike.

• 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 has VERY limited capacity with a waiting list. If you are not able to make the hike, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing Krista@FriendsoftheSmokies.org.

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 Krista at Krista@FriendsOfTheSmokies.org or 865-932-4794.


2021 Spring Hikes

April 7th – Little River Trail to Huskey Gap

Distance: 5.5 miles

April 14th – Grapeyard Ridge to Campsite 32

Distance: 6 miles

April 21st – Smokemont Loop

Distance: 5.5 miles

April 28th – Cane Creek Trail to Campsite 2

Distance: 9 miles

Click here to register.

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

Fall Hikes

List of 2021 Hikes Coming Soon!!