9 facts about Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in the US.

There is no entrance fees to the National Park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established in 1934.

The National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Area - 522,419 acres (2,114,15 square kilometers) State - Tennessee and North Carolina

Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 2,025 meters (6,645 ft) high.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has over 850 miles of trekking and hiking trails. The famous trails are Laurel Falls Trail, Clingmans Dome observation tower hike, Charlies Bunion hike, etc.

The National park has over 19,000 documented species of flora and fauna. The actual number can be much higher though. The large animals in the National Park are - American Black Bear, Elk, Bobcat, Coyote, etc.

The Great Smoky Mountains are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains. These mountains are some of the oldest mountains on Earth.

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