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Get on the Trail with Missy Kane & Friends: Spring 2018 Hikes

Posted on March 19, 2018

Group of hikers of all ages

You’re never too old (or too young) to go exploring! And hiking is one of the best ways to experience our beautiful East Tennessee Smoky Mountains. This April, join Missy Kane as she takes you on guided hikes through the national park. This series is a fun way to improve your fitness while helping to fund projects and programs supported by “Friends of the Smokies.”

Scheduled hikes include:

  • April 4 Chimney Tops – 3.5 miles, difficult, Meet at 8:15 am at the Sugarlands Visitor Center Training Room (park in RV parking lot) 
  • April 11 – Deep Creek and Indian Creek Waterfall Loop – 6.5 miles, moderate, Meet at 8:15 am at Sugarlands Visitors Center RV parking lot
  • April 18 Turkeypen Ridge Trail to School House Gap- 7.2 miles, moderate, Meet at 8:15 am at Townsend Wye 
  • April 25 – Little River Trail to Campsite #24 – 8.5 miles, moderate due to distance, Meet at 8:15 am at Elmont Trailhead

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Space is limited 
Pre-register by calling (865) 541-4500 today! 
Please call to cancel if you cannot make it. 

Each hike cost $20 per person with proceeds going toward Friends of the Smokies. Cost includes a special gift for all participants! A complimentary Friends membership is provided with the registration of the entire series.  

Bring a daypack, water, snacks, hiking poles, rain gear, appropriate shoes and medication. 

Special Pre-Event: Join us at REI in Knoxville for “Hiking Basics with Friends of the Smokies” on Thursday, March 29th at 6 pm. This session reviews planning your hike and what to bring to make the adventure a success. Registration is required at

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