• Hike the Smokies encourages families to hike shorter, less-strenuous trails and offers them an opportunity to record the number of miles hiked in a booklet designed especially for the program. The booklet contains a spot for family members completing 10 and 40 miles to display special stickers awarded for achieving those two milestones. Special lapel pins will be awarded to those completing 25 and 50 miles.
• The Adopt a Trail program gives parents and children an opportunity to help maintain a short, kid-friendly park trail. As trail adopters, families help preserve the beauty of a park trail by keeping it trash-free and reporting large maintenance needs to the park. After five maintenance trips, families receive a special certificate and lapel pin in recognition of their work.