The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and its 31 trail maintaining clubs invite families to Take A Hike on the AT on its 12th 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. Our hike will offer a respite from summer heat as we walk through lovely conifer and beech forests. We will start our hike by visiting the Mt Collins AT Shelter and then we'll walk north on the AT from the Sugarland Mountain Trail intersection to Indian Gap — both near Clingmans Dome Road. Meet at the Indian Gap parking area (1.5 miles from Newfound Gap on Clingmans Dome Road — right hand side) at 9:30 AM. There will be a short car shuttle. Hike: 3.8 miles, rated easy.
Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.
Leader: Cindy Spangler
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
PO Box 51592
Knoxville, TN 37950-1592