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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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  • Trail Advisory

    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 Tuesday Weekly from 06/17/2014 to 08/05/2014

    Location: Oconaluftee Visitor Center | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Fee Information: Free

Scenic vistas, waterfalls, homesites…Let's hit the trail! But, wait… what should you take with you? Join a ranger and learn the knack of what to pack before you make tracks!

Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.