Trails and Backcountry Volunteer Opportunities
Adopted Trail in the Park.
There are 848 miles of trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park! The Adopt-a-Trail program allows volunteers to adopt a trail, hike it throughout the year and report on its condition.
Adopted Campsite in Deep Creek.
With 89 backcountry campsites and a significant amount of backcountry users, the campsites at Great Smoky Mountains National Park need to be maintained. The Adopt-a-Campsite program allows individuals and groups to adopt particular sites to inspect, maintain and clean up throughout the year.
Volunteer moves a big rock.
Many of the trails in Great Smoky Mountains are in need of rehabilitation. This program, a partnership between the park and the Friends of the Smokies, gives volunteers the opportunity to get involved in trail construction projects along-side National Park Service trail crew staff.
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Volunteers working on during National Park Week.
Special volunteer events are held throughout the park to celebrate things like National Park Week, National Trails Day, and National Public Lands Day!