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News From The Mountains



Cades Cove Loop Lope Registration Opens Tuesday

July 12, 2019

KODAK, Tenn. – Online registration for the third annual Cades Cove Lope Lope, the only footrace in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, opens at 10:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 16 at LoopLope.org. Participation is limited to 750 total runners on…

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Smokies Stomp Barn Party Raises Funds for Park’s Emergency Communication System

July 1, 2019

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Friends of the Smokies will host the second annual Smokies Stomp Barn Party on Saturday, July 20 at Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Attendees will be treated to a gourmet farm-to-table dinner, live music by Buncombe Turnpike, a…

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Trillium Gap Trail Temporarily Closed Due to Trail Conditions

June 27, 2019

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Trillium Gap Trail will be temporarily closed through Thursday, July 11, due to hazardous trail conditions. The area received heavy rainfall over the last couple of weeks causing extremely slippery, muddy conditions…

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Park and DLiA Host Smokies Species Day

June 26, 2019

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the non-profit partner Discover Life in America (DLiA) are celebrating the diversity of life in the park by hosting “Smokies Species Day” at Sugarlands Visitor Center on Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 a.m. to…

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