GSM National Park

Synchronous Fireflies

We wanted to repost an article from the main Great Smoky Mountain National Park website that we felt was worth your reading. Check it out! “Synchronous fireflies (Photinus carolinus) are one of at least 19 species of fireflies that live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They are the only species in […]

Bears in the Smokies

We wanted to repost an article from the main Great Smoky Mountain National Park website that we felt was worth your reading. Check it out! “Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States where black bears can live in wild, natural surroundings. Bears […]

Smoky Mountain Wildflowers

We wanted to repost an article from the main Great Smoky Mountain National Park website that we felt was worth your reading. Check it out! “Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a world-renowned preserve of wildflower diversity—over 1,500 kinds of flowering plants are found in the park, more than in any other […]

Along Little River Road

Laurel Falls The moderate 2.6 mile trail to Laurel Falls is one of the Park’s most traveled. The trail divides the waterfall in two. At the top, Laurel Branch bursts from a grove of rhododendron, or “laurel” as it was called by early settlers, and falls nearly 50 feet to collect in […]

Inside the National Park

70 miles of the trail pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Within the Park’s borders, the trail crosses from Davenport Gap near Big Creek on the east to Fontana Dam, N.C. on the southwest, reaching a halfway point at Newfound Gap. It passes near or over several of the highest peaks […]