Hiking Toward Better Health in the Smokies

A woman hikes through the fall leaves
NPF's Active Trails program incentivized participants to get active in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The "Hike the Smokies" Active Trails initiative encouraged park visitors and neighbors to get out and enjoy the more than 800 miles of trails in the Smokies with day-hiking activities. Participants also reaped numerous health and recreational benefits.

Through the initiative, participants learned new skills, assisted in trail stewardship, documented their results, and earned rewards.

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