The Friends of the Smokies has just announced the schedule for their Classic Hikes of the Smokies series in 2020. The year-long series will include 10 hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park this upcoming year, and will feature interpretation of the trail, history, and park projects supported by Friends of the Smokies. Moreover, these hikes will help support restoration and rehabilitation of some of the park's most impacted trails through the Trails Forever program.
Please note that pre-registration is required to participate. Here's a rundown of the hikes included in this year's series:
March 10 - Elkmont Loop
April 14 - Porters Creek to Fern Falls
May 12 - Chimney Tops
June 9 - Sugarland Mountain
July 14 - Catalooche Divide Trail
August 11 - Boogerman Loop
September 8 - A.T. to Mt. Cammerer
October 13 - Andrews Bald
November 10 - Lost Cove Loop (includes a visit to the Shuckstack Fire Tower)
December 8 - Smokemont Loop
For more information, and to register, please click here.
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