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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Smokies Hike Shows Off Views Of Appalachian Trail And Work Of Ridge Runners

The Appalachian Trail, which runs for more than 71 miles through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, showcases world-famous views, and helpers known as Ridge Runners keep visitors safe and informed while maintaining the popular trail. Both the views and the work of the Ridge Runners will be featured in a hike on June 13 organized by the Friends of the Smokies.

Lottery Opens Today For Tickets To View Synchronous Fireflies At Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the dates for firefly viewing in Elkmont. Shuttle service to the viewing area will be provided on Tuesday, May 30, through Tuesday, June 6. All visitors wishing to view the synchronous fireflies at Elkmont must have a parking pass distributed through the lottery system at

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