Hike the Smokies

The 2019 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.

After completing registration, you will receive an email the Friday before the hike with carpool specifics, directions, and more information. Review the Classic Hike of the Smokies Waiver here.

September 10 – Trillium Gap
13.1 miles | 3,300 ft climb | Difficult
Historic LeConte Lodge, Trails Forever Project

October 8 – Hyatt Ridge Loop
9.4 miles | 2,200 ft climb | Difficult
Remote Trails, Geology

November 12 – Thomas Divide & Indian Creek
12 miles | 2,600 ft climb | Difficult
Mixed Forest Types

December 10 – Goldmine Loop
4.5 miles | 500 ft climb | Moderate
Historic Home Sites, Holiday Celebration


$20 – Current Friends of the Smokies Member

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

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