• 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 Tuesday Weekly from 06/18/2013 to 08/13/2013

    Location: Newfound Gap—Rockefeller Memorial | Map Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Experience a taste of Canada in the Smokies as we discover the buds, blossoms, birds, black-bellies, and bear food along a piece of the AT in the spruce-fir forest. We'll also talk a bit about the history of one of the most walked trails in the U.S. Hike of 1.7 miles rated "moderate" in difficulty.