Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Things You Probably Didn't Know

Check out these Great Smoky Mountains facts that just might surprise you about the country’s most popular National Park destination.

Salamander Capital of the World

About 30 species of them can be found in the park boundaries, with 24 of those are classified as “lungless”.

550 Miles of Hiking Trails

Horse riders will love the nearly endless possibilities to take their four-legged companions out on some of the Park’s hiking trails.

Oldest Mountains in the World

The National Park estimates the Smoky Mountains to be from the Proterozoic Era.

Native Trees

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!

Black Bears

This species of bear lives all over the park, but you can find them mostly in the Cataloochee Valley and the Cades Cove areas.

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