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FOTS Trails Forever crew completes first phase of Trillium Gap Trail restoration

November 26, 2019

The first stage of the restoration of Trillium Gap Trail, one of the most popular GSMNP trails, has wrapped up for the season with major improvements made from the trailhead to Grotto Falls. The last day of trail work for…

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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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