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Classic Hikes of the Smokies

December 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 13, 2022

Classic Hike of the Smokies 2019

Classic Hikes of the Smokies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park features 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.

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.

2022 Hikes:

March 8 – Cucumber Gap and Little River

5.4 miles | Moderate

Wildflowers, River, Loop


April 12 – Porters Creek

7.4 miles | Moderate

Wildflowers, Cascades, Out & Back


May- Mt. Leconte Overnight


June 14 – Clingmans Dome to Silers Bald

9 miles | Difficult

Wildflowers, Views, Out & Back


July 12– Chimney Tops

4.4 miles | Difficult

Trails Forever Project, Mountain Views, Out & Back


August 9 – Cataloochee Divide to Hemphill Bald

8.5 miles | Moderate

Views, Historic Log Home, Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center, Out & Back


September 13 –Twenty Mile Loop

7.8 miles | Moderate

Forest Walk, Wildflowers, Loop


October 11 – Walker Sister Home

4.0 miles | Easy

Forever Places Project, Forest Walk, Out & Back


November 8 – Lakeshore Loop

9.4 miles | Difficult

Old home-sites, Nature Walk, Loop


December 13 – Kephart Prong

3.9 miles | Easy

Historic CCC Camp, Forest Walk, Holiday Celebration






December 13
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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