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Hike Details & FAQ



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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.

April 3, 2019
West Prong to Campsite 18
5 miles, easy

April 10, 2019
Huskey Gap to Fighting Creek Gap
5 miles, moderate

April 17, 2019
Rainbow Falls
5 miles, difficult

April 24, 2019
Big Creek to Campsite 17
11 miles, difficult due to distance

October 2, 2019
Oconaluftee Trail
3 miles, easy

October 9, 2019
Middle Prong to Lynn Camp Prong
8 miles, moderate

October 16, 2019
Trillium Gap to Brushy Mountain
10 miles, difficult

October 23, 2019
Charlies Bunion
8 miles, difficult

October 30, 2019
Cataloochee Divide to Hemphill Bald
8 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.