Friends of the Smokies Hike in Smokemont

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I’m back in Asheville and have scouted the next Friends of the Smokies hike. You only have today to sign up for the Smokemont loop, which starts just three miles north of Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

Join Friends of the Smokies Thursday, November 15th, on the next guided “Classic Hikes of the Smokies” series as we hike amidst flowing creeks and intriguing historic remnants along the Smokemont Loop Trail. Beginning at one of the most popular campsites in the park the Smokemont Loop Trail receives relatively little traffic despite the scenic creek and history found along the trail.

The Smokemont loop is only 6.2 miles, with a total elevation gain of 1,400 ft. The originally scheduled Hyatt Ridge Discovery hike has been postponed, due to Park road closure. (Sorry about that! It will wait until next year.)

Call Keith in the Friends of the Smokies office at 828-452-0720 and sign up.

And where is the cemetery pictured above? You’ll just have to come out and find it with us.

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