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The Ten Hiking Essentials & More

Dates:April 13, 2024
Meets:Sa from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location:Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cost: $79.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.


Learn from an expert the proper clothing to wear and necessary gear for beginning hikers. Time will be spent on trip planning details, and then you'll hike to see some of the wonders that lie ahead with proper planning and gear. The instructor brings knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to make for an exciting day of learning valuable skills and useful outdoor techniques!

You must be 18 or older to register for and attend a Smoky Mountain Field School course.

Note: Participants are required to sign an electronic release and assumption of risk form before attending this course.


Meet at the Sugarlands Visitor Center training room near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Fee: $79.00

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Joey Holt

Smoky Mountain Field School instructor Joey Holt grew up in the foothills of the Smokies and earned his 900-miler status in 2012. He has been a lover of the outdoors all his life, enjoying activities such as camping and hiking.


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