Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Waynesville, North Carolina 28785

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Professional Review and Guide

"Great Smoky Mountains is the country’s most popular national park. The distinction is more than proximity to nearby urban areas. This United Nations–designated International Biosphere Reserve is temperate rain forest that’s world-class lush. This is one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, with large tracts of virgin timber reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest. It’s one of the largest intact natural areas in the East.

A huge area of the park soars well above 6,000 feet,
where cool summers and deep-snow winters prevail in the spruce-fir ecosystem of the Canadian Forest Zone. There’s evidence of early settlement, and elk have been successfully reintroduced. Descriptions of the following trails are included: the Caldwell Fork; Mount Sterling/Big; Creek/Cataloochee; Purchase Knob; Oconaluftee River Trail/Mountain Farm Museum; Deep Creek Loop (Tom Branch Falls, Indian Creek Falls, Juney Whank Falls)."

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Trail Information

Waynesville
Nearby City
Several options
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Skill Level
Swimming
Additional Use
Waterfalls
Features
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Sep 2018