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    Great Smoky Mountains

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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

  • Multiple Days: 10/04/2013, 10/11/2013, 10/18/2013, 10/25/2013

    Location: Cades Cove Orientation Shelter at the entrance to the Loop Road | Map Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Fee Information: Free

Join a ranger on a nighttime walk to listen to the spirits of Cades Cove. Walk of 2.5 miles is rated easy in difficulty. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Flashlights recommended. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.