Get on Your Trail with Friends and Missy

Tue September 1 - Fri October 9

Hiking is one of the best ways to keep your heart and lungs in good shape, so why not take the “Get on Your Trail with Friends and Missy" hiking marathon challenge to get your miles in this season! Former Olympian Missy Kane has designed a list of several suggested hikes less traveled that encourage you to hike a marathon of more worth of miles at home or on the trail.  Your donation will help keep our Great Smoky Mountains National Park preserved for generations to come. All participants receive a t-shirt, buff, special event hiking patch, list of trails less traveled and the opportunity to meet Missy at the swag pick-up location. At the end of your hiking challenge, you can submit your miles through Run Sign Up or download and submit your results by emailing

The first 30 people to sign up receive a gift card to Elvira's Cafe!   Thank you for your efforts to continue to preserve our Park!

Why should I participate in the challenge?

Over the last few months, we've become pros at staying home and practicing social distancing. As we take care of ourselves and each other, we hope you'll also help us take care of the Smokies. It's up to us to preserve the park for generations to come so we hope you'll join us. 

Where does my money go?

Friends of the Smokies assists the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and public awareness and providing volunteers for needed projects. In 2019, Great Smoky Mountains National Park was visited by more than 12.5 million people, a visitation record across the National Park Service. Our park is the most-visited national park in the country, yet there is no entrance fee. Since 1993, Friends of the Smokies has raised nearly $70 million to fund historic preservation, wildlife management, environmental education, and more within the park to help preserve it for generations of visitors to come.


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