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Category: Volunteering

Photographing and viewing elk safely

October 17, 2019

elk in GSMNP - photo by Linda Spangler

by Julie Dodd Elk are one of the iconic animals of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and many park visitors are eager to view and photograph the elk. Most of the elk are located in North Carolina, in the…

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Trillium Gap Trail restoration work — highlight of Classic Hike

October 5, 2019

Trillium Gap Trail sign

by Julie Dodd The September Classic Hike of the Smokies was on one of the most popular trails in the Park – Trillium Gap Trail. Eleven hikers made the 13.1-mile roundtrip to Mt. Le Conte, which included hiking to Grotto…

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Trail Work Volunteers Needed

September 17, 2019

Smokies-Trail-Volunteers

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is excited to announce a number of trail maintenance volunteer workdays in North Carolina and Tennessee that showcase a number meaningful partnerships with organizations who actively support our mission. All necessary paperwork to register as…

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