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Hiking Club

AT Family Hike: Davenport Gap and Shelter

  • 09/25/2021
  • 9:00 AM
  • Comcast, 5720 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville, TN


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  • For non-member hike registrations

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and its 31 trail maintaining clubs invite families to take a hike on the AT on its 11th Annual Family Hiking Day. Held trail-wide on National Public Lands Day, Family Hiking Day is an opportunity to introduce children to America’s premier footpath and all the benefits that come from being active and spending time outdoors. We will start our out-and-back hike at Davenport Gap in the Big Creek area of the Smokies. The hike to the shelter is steep (600') but short (1-mile). At the shelter, the leaders will discuss its use and history related to the Appalachian Trail. Hike: 2 miles, rated moderate. We will meet at Comcast, 5720 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville, at 9 am to carpool to the trailhead. (120 miles x .05=$6.00 to driver).

Pre-registration with the leader is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.

Leaders: Cindy Spangler,, 865-776-1301
Ellie Doughty,

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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