National Trails Day: First Saturday In June

National Trails Day is an annual event that takes place on the first Saturday in June. This event hopes to inspire people to celebrate, discover and learn about trails nationwide. Each year on this date, events are held nationwide to encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy trails and nature. Learn about some of the fun happening in East Tennessee on the first Saturday in June.

National Trails Day

Smoky Mountain Hiking Club

The Smoky Mountain Hiking Club is a membership organization comprised of over 600 hiking and outdoor enthusiasts. Each member has a passion for the outdoors and for the Great Smoky Mountains. Each year on National Trails Day, this organization heads an event to beautify the Appalachian Trail within the National Park.

Smoky Mountain Hiking Club

Appalachian Trail Work Day

Join the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club in beautifying the National Park on the first Saturday in June. The year 2020 was the 24th anniversary of this event. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and enjoy a picnic and door prizes at Metcalf Bottoms when the event is over. There is no charge to participate- just register, show up and help out to get in on the fun.

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Get Outdoors

One of the best ways to get involved with National Trails Day is to do something simple: Get outdoors! There are more than 850 miles of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you're in the Smokies, there's no shortage of trails to take to commemorate this great day.

Hiking Trails

No matter where you are in the country or even the world, take time on the first Saturday in June to get out and explore the trails near you. National Trails Day is also a great opportunity to get the whole family in on the fun with kid hikes and beginner hikes that everyone will enjoy.

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