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Missy's Hiking Resources


Many community groups participate in routine hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Here are a few resources I use when I'm looking for a good trail, some places to stop along the way, or some great advice from hikers who have already hit the trail:

Get on the Trail with Friends & Missy - (Wednesdays in April & October), For information: or registration: 865-541-4500

Great Smoky Mountain National Park - 865-436-1200

Visitor Centers at Sugarlands (865-436-1291), Oconoluftee(828-497-1904), and Cades Cove (865-448-4123), for park trail map and other hiking information.

Smokies Hiking Blog - 

Great Smoky Mountain Association - or 865-436-7318

Smoky Mountain Hiking Club -

Foothill Striders -

Hiking contact: Rob Carroll,; 865-977-8940

Happy Hikers – John T. O’Connor Sr. Center, Knoxville, TN
Belford Mills @ 577-7222 or Lloyd Strange @ 865-525-0767
Thursday Hikers - Bill Little @ 865-681-0095 or Jim Burbank @ (Jim also leads full moon hikes in Cades Cove)

Wednesday Hikers - Bill Broom @ 865-588-5685 or

Wednesday Hikers – “friends of Margaret Stevenson”

Debbie Wade @ (H)865-981-9378, (c)865-803-1757 or

Knoxville Track Club - or 865-687-8493; walking/running club, sometimes plan hikes

Retired Citizens of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, TN - (Fridays and 2nd Tuesday each month) Ray Sellers, 865-453-6462 or Frank Carter, 865-436-3010

Sierra Club – Harvey Broome Group, Knoxville, TN -

UT Smoky Mountain Field School -
or 865-974-3181

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont – or 865-448-6709

Tennessee Trails Association - or 866-TN-HIKES (866-864-4537), East TN Chapter –

Fontana Hiking Club, Fontana, NC – Jerry Span,, 828-498-2122

Carolina Mountain Club – based in Asheville, NC;

Haywood County, NC Hikers – contact Kathy Ovody at koodvody@yahoo.com

Nantahala Hiking Club –

High Country Hikers, Hendersonville, NC – 828-891-6294

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