• 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 Sunday Weekly from 06/15/2014 to 08/03/2014

    Location: Bradley Fork Trailhead, D-Loop Smokemont Campground Time: 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM Fee Information: Free

Ever wonder what goes "grrr "in the night? What creatures are out there moving under the cover of darkness? Take a walk on the dark side with a ranger and learn about some of the mysteries and wonders found only after the sun goes down. Limited to 25 participants. Call (828) 497-1904 up to four days in advance to make reservations. Hike of less than one mile is rated easy in difficulty.