• 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 Sunday Weekly from 06/16/2013 to 08/11/2013

    Location: Smokemont Campground D Loop Time: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Pack a snack and water and join a ranger on a moderate 4-mile round-trip hike along  Bradley Fork to Chasteen Creek Falls.

Families who hike in the Smokies can now earn special stickers and collector pins as rewards. Pick up a “Hike the Smokies—For Families” booklet at any park visitor center.