Join Friends of the Smokies and fitness expert Missy Kane for a series of hikes this fall. Each Wednesday throughout the month of October, Missy and Friends will be hiking a different trail.
Ms. Kane was an Olympic runner and a Pan American Games medalist.
"Get on the Trail" is a great opportunity for people who are new to the area, or new to hiking, as well as people who just want to know more about the Park.
The schedule is as follows:
October 6: Rainbow Falls, 5 miles; moderate; meet at Sugarlands Visitors Center.
October 13: Middle Prong to Lynn Camp Prong Cascades; 7 miles; moderate; meet at Tremont (park in overflow lot before bridge to store).
October 20: Crib Gap and Turkeypen; one-way, 7-mile hike; moderate to easy; meet at Townsend “Y”.
October 27: Clingmans Dome down Noland Divide to Deep Creek; 11 miles (Rocky Top Tours providing transportation).
Cost for each hike is $15, with proceeds going to the Friends of the Smokies.
Since the series started, Get on the Trail with Friends and Missy has raised more than $80,000 that has supported the preservation and protection of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Please click here or send an e-mail to Friends of the Smokies to receive more information about the upcoming series. Or, you can call 865-541-4500 to register.
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