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Classic Hike of the Smokies

August 10, 2021


Friends of the Smokies is excited to announce the annual Classic Hike Series, offering monthly guided hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Classic Hikes of the Smokies series, starting its eighth year, offers a way to hike trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, learn about the history and ecology of the park, and to meet other hikers.

Classic Hikes are held the second Tuesday of the month, from March through December.

To learn more or register for any Classic Hike visit

Registration is  $35 for each hike or $180 for all 10, which works out to one free hike.

March 9 – Mingus Creek – SOLD OUT!
4 miles | Easy
Wildflowers, Historic Mill and Cemetery

April 13 – Porters Creek – SOLD OUT!  
7.4 miles | Moderate
Wildflowers, Cascades

May 11 – Baxter Creek to Mt. Sterling 
12.2 miles | Difficult
Wildflowers, Trail Restoration

June 8 – Smokemont Loop 
6 miles | Moderate
Forest Walk

July 13 – Flat Creek 
5.2 miles | Easy
High Elevation Creek, Mountain Views

August 10 – Lost Cove Loop 
11.8 miles | Difficult
Fontana Lake, Appalachian Trail

September 14 – Mt. Cammerer 
12 miles | Difficult
Fire Tower, Appalachian Trail

October 12 – Noland Creek 
8.2 miles | Moderate
Forest Walk, North Shore History

November 9 – Boogerman Loop 
7.4 miles | Difficult
Cataloochee Valley History, Old Growth Poplars, Elk

December 14 – Old Sugarlands Trail 
7 miles | Moderate
Forest Walk, Holiday Celebration





August 10, 2021
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