Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Offer Black Friday Hikes

Want to do something other than shop on Black Friday….The Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites visitors to join them for ranger-led hikes across the park this Friday, November 27. Hikes will be offered in the Cataloochee, Elkmont, and Cades Cove areas of the park.

Rangers, park volunteers, and Friends of the Smokies staff will help visitors discover special cultural and natural resources along the hikes. Visitors may also choose to hike on their own and can come to any of the park’s visitor centers throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to receive information about hiking options. During late fall and winter, the absence of deciduous leaves opens new vistas revealing stone walls, chimneys, and foundations.