Monday, June 17, 2013

July Classic Hikes of the Smokies: Newfound Gap-Kephart Prong Excursion

On the third Tuesday of each month this year, Friends of the Smokies will be offering guided hikes as part of their Classic Hikes of the Smokies series. To celebrate the Friends’ 20th anniversary this year, each hike will honor an achievement or cause that the Friends organization has supported in Great Smoky Mountains National Park since its establishment in 1993.

The hike for next month will honor wildlife conservation:

July 16: Newfound Gap-Kephart Prong Excursion
Distance: 7.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trails – A.T., Sweat Heifer Trail, Kephart Prong, (and shuttle)

To help support the Smokies Trails Forever program, a donation of $10 for members and $35 for non-members is requested. Non-members receive a complimentary membership to Friends of the Smokies. Members who bring a friend hike for free. You can pre-register for this through Friends of the Smokies at or 828-452-0720.

Hiking in the Smokies

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