About 30 species of them can be found in the park boundaries, with 24 of those are classified as “lungless”.
Horse riders will love the nearly endless possibilities to take their four-legged companions out on some of the Park’s hiking trails.
The National Park estimates the Smoky Mountains to be from the Proterozoic Era.
The Smoky Mountains are home to more native trees than all of Europe… … and a third of the trees in the Park are over 100 years old!
This species of bear lives all over the park, but you can find them mostly in the Cataloochee Valley and the Cades Cove areas.