• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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    Several trails in the park are temporarily closed. Please check the "Backcountry Facilities" section of the Temporary Road and Facilities Closures page for further details. More »

Event Details

  • Every Monday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 06/16/2014 to 08/08/2014

    Location: Orientation Shelter at the entrance to the Cades Cove Loop Road | Map Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM Fee Information: Free

Listen to the spirits of Cades Cove while enjoying a night-time walk in the cove. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Distance: 2.5 mile walk rated easy in difficulty.