Saturday, June 7, 2014, marks the American Hiking Society’s 22nd annual celebration of National Trails Day, which is America’s largest trail and outdoor celebration - a day devoted to appreciating America’s trails and the hard-working individuals who build and maintain them. In honor of this day, thousands of public events will be hosted nationwide and hundreds of thousands of trail enthusiasts will be outside as they hike, pedal, and paddle through some of America’s most beautiful areas. National Trails Day activities will occur in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
Below are a few events in the Great Smoky Mountains region that might be of interest to hikers:
* The 18th Annual Appalachian Trail Work Day in the Smokies (Friends of the Smokies)
* Celebrate the Smokies (Girl Scout Troop 20659)
* Middle Creek Nature Loop trail repair and clean-up at Big South Fork
* Trail Building on the Cumberland Trail
* Big Ridge State Part Hike and Grill
* Wilderness Hike – Southern Nantahala Wilderness Area (Nantahala Hiking Club)
For a full list of events in your area, please click here.
Hiking Trails in the Smokies