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    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 07/08/2014, 07/22/2014

    Location: Cataloochee Valley, Rough Fork Trailhead | Map Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Come enjoy a guided hike to the elk acclimation pen and explore how, when, and why the elk were returned to the Smokies. Hike distance: less than one mile, rated moderate in difficulty.