Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park will offer a guided day hike on Thomas Divide, Indian Creek, Deeplow Gap, and Stone Pile Gap trails. Read more



Josh Shapiro

Guided hikes are held on the second Tuesday of each month, March-December. Read more


Trail running

Mark McKnight photo

As a ten-time veteran of the grueling Leadville 100 ultra-marathon in the Colorado mountains, Brian Costilow feels most at home on the endless trails of Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. "The longer you run, the more that experience becomes you." Read more


Virginia Creeper Trail

Photo by Cameron Davidson/ Courtesy of Virginia Tourism Corp.

In the heart of Abingdon, Va., begins the Virginia Creeper Trail, a former train line turned multi-use pathway. The 34-mile trail climbs from its base, marked by a historic Norfolk and Western engine, once used on the tracks, to nearly 4,000 feet. Read more