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Southern Tetons Loop (Wyoming)

DISTANCE (round-trip)<b>30 mi (48km)</b>DIFFICULTY TIME3-4 days​<b>ALTERNATIVE TO</b>The Great<br>Range TrailSOLITUDE Escape the crowds, not the beautyThe youngest …

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Hiking - Townsend

<b>Things To Do</b><p>Located at the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend is a hiking destination in the Southeast with trails fit for …

Hiking

Montana State Trails Advisory Committee to Meet in Helena - April 25 & 26

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced this past Wednesday that the citizen Montana State Trails Advisory committee (STAC) will meet on …

15 Loop Hikes in the Smoky Mountains

On at least two separate occasions in recent months I’ve read in some hiking forum about a lack of loop trails in the Smoky Mountains. It’s possible …

Smokies Hosting Birds of Prey Program

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is again teaming up with the Balsam Mountain Trust for a special program on Birds of Prey at the Oconaluftee …

Hiking

Sperry Chalet Next 100 Years Environmental Assessment Available for Public Comment

Glacier National Park’s Sperry Chalet, The Next Hundred Years environmental assessment (EA) and associated documents are available online at …

Yellowstone National Park changes entrance fee to address infrastructure needs & improve visitor experience

The National Park Service (NPS) announced today that Yellowstone National Park will modify its entrance fees beginning June 1, 2018 to provide …

HikingintheSmokys.com Celebrates 10th Anniversary

It's hard to believe, but its been 10 years since we launched <b>HikingintheSmokys.com</b>. Building this website has given me an outstanding opportunity to …

Hiking

Sharing the Wild with Fellow Travelers

<i>The following is a guest post by Shepard Humphries, owner of the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience, the newest advertiser on our</i> <i>Things To Do</i> <i>page on</i> …

Rocky Mountain National Park Changes Entrance Fee To Address Infrastructure Needs And Improve Visitor Experience

The National Park Service (NPS) announced today that Rocky Mountain National Park will modify its entrance fees to provide additional funding for …

Grand Teton National Park Changes Entrance Fee

The National Park Service announced yesterday that Grand Teton National Park will modify its entrance fees beginning June 1, 2018 to provide …

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

1/<p>Appalachian Trail<p><b>Where to find it:</b> Crossing 14 US states from Georgia to Maine.<p><b>Length:</b> 2,200 miles<p><b>Difficulty:</b> Some parts are easy, but some parts …

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National Park Service Announces Plan to Address Infrastructure Needs & Improve Visitor Experience

As part of its ongoing efforts to address aging park infrastructure and improve the visitor experience, the National Park Service (NPS) announced …

Park Plans Prescribed Burn Operation in Little Cataloochee

Great Smoky Mountains National Park fire management officials plan to conduct a 120-acre prescribed burn in Little Cataloochee on Thursday, April 12, …

National Parks

Cades Cove Loop Road to Close Early on Thursday, April 12

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced a temporary closure of the Cades Cove Loop Road beginning Thursday, April 12, at 5:00 p.m. …

National Parks

One week left to file your taxes and check-off for wildlife

This year’s tax season ends on April 17, offering extra time for last-minute filers to submit their 2017 federal and state taxes and to make a …

Rainbow Falls Trail Project Resumes on April 16th

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the second phase of a 2-year trail rehabilitation project will begin Monday, April 16 on …

Hiking

Things To Do In Jackson Hole

Fun Things To Do In Jackson Hole<p>Are you looking for fun things to do in Jackson Hole? A local blog has the info you need on Jackson Hole activities, …

Skiing

Sperry Chalet, the Next 100 Years Project Updates Planning, Stabilization Schedule

The public comment period for Sperry Chalet, The Next 100 Years Project closed on April 2. The park received nearly 400 comments. Approximately 72% …

Plowing Begins in Glacier National Park

Spring plowing operations have begun in Glacier National Park. Last week crews plowed to the camp store in Two Medicine and through Chief Mountain …

Intro to Backpacking Courses to Help Prepare Appalachian Trail Hikers

Aspiring Appalachian Trail (A.T.) hikers now have an opportunity to hone their backcountry skills by participating in “How to Hike the A.T.” …

Hiking

2018 Season Opening Schedule For Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced plans to open Clingmans Dome Road this weekend beginning Saturday, March 31. At 6,643 feet, …

National Parks

Backpacking 101 Classes at Lone Pine State Park - April 6, 13, and 20, 2018

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a series of Backpacking 101 classes covering the basics of camping in the backcountry at Lone Pine …

5 Energizing Hikes in Colorado

5 Energizing Hikes in Colorado<p>Colorado is home to a number of incredible hikes, from easy, flat trails to challenging and invigorating treks. If …

Hiking

Drives and Hikes

Fall colors can be enjoyed mid-October through mid-November in the Great Smoky Mountains.<p>Scenic Drives<p>From the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg, turn …

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Waterfall Hikes in the Smokies - Whispering Pines Condominimums

<b>Abrams Falls</b> – Although this particular waterfall is one of the shorter ones in the Smokies, it is still worth visiting, especially if you are a fan …

Hiking

Best and Easiest Gatlinburg Hiking Trails for First Time Hikers

Gatlinburg sits on the doorstep to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! If you’ve decided you want to come explore what this beautiful national …

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Winter Adventure Awaits You in Montana's Basecamp

There are many ways to enjoy Great Falls | Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure in the Winter. The crisp air, fresh snow, and blue skies welcome …

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Smokies Recruits Trail Volunteers

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced several volunteer workdays beginning April 5 through April 28 along heavily-used trails and …

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Public Input Requested on the Future of Cascade Cottages In Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is considering options for the future use of the 42-acre Cascade Cottages property acquired in March of 2017. For …