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Smoky Mountains

Hiking Club

National Trails Day

  • 06/03/2023
  • 7:00 AM
  • Sugarlands Visitors Center, Gatlinburg, TN


  • For member hike registrations
  • For non-member hike registrations

Show your support on American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® — a fun day of work on the Appalachian Trail in the Smokies, when many improvements are made to the Trail that would not happen without your participation! Get some exercise, enjoy a day of camaraderie (RAIN OR SHINE) and receive a commemorative T-shirt. We are planning for an end-of-day picnic at Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Pavilion and door prizes to be given away to participants.

Not all work for National Trails Day requires digging in the dirt. We are also looking for a few more volunteers to assist with the event check-in between 6:30 and 8:00am, and with the picnic setup between 4:00 and 5:00pm. Interested individuals can contact Franklin LaFond at or 678-464-3380.

For more information and to reserve your spot, visit the National Trails Day registration page. The deadline to register is Friday, May 19.

For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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