Hike the Smokies

The 2020 Classic Hikes of the Smokies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park feature interpretation of the trail, history, and park projects supported by Friends of the Smokies. These hikes support restoration and rehabilitation of some of the Smokies most impacted trails through the Trails Forever program.

The health and safety of our Friends is paramount. We will be following CDC Guidelines and taking precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Pre-Registration is required:
After completing registration, you will receive an email the Friday before the hike with directions, and more information. All hikes begin at 9 a.m.

Step 1: Review the Classic Hike of the Smokies Waiver here.
Step 2: Register for the hike(s) below.

December 8
Smokemont Loop
6 miles | Moderate
Features – Forest walk and a holiday celebration


$20 – Current Friends of the Smokies Member

$35 – New or Renewing Members (includes membership + 1 hike)

Due to COVID-19, Friends of the Smokies will take additional precautions with our Classic Hikes of the Smokies:

  • Carpools will no longer be utilized, and we encourage participants to refrain from driving to the park with anyone other than members of your own household
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend the hike.
  • If you have been in contact with someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19, please do not attend the hike.
  • If you would like to wear a mask for all or part of the hike, you are welcome to do so.
  • Plan to maintain a safe distance from other hikers on the trail, including gatherings for introductions, and snack and lunch breaks.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out by emailing marielle@friendsofthesmokies.org

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