The Ultimate Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, is the most visited national park in the United States. Take this quiz and see why this park is so popular.

Where is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park located?

It is extends from eastern Tennessee to western North Carolina.

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What is the size of the park?

It covers and area of 521,752 acres (211,145 hectares).

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When was the park established?

It was established in 1934.

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How many visitors does the park attract annually?

It boasts 10 million visitors a year.

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One of the oldest mountains in the world is located in the park. Which is it?

The Smoky Mountains are among the oldest in the world.

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What extreme sport regards this park as one of its best sites?

It's considered one of the best cliff diving sites.

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How many species of birds inhabit the park?

There are 200 bird species in the park.

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How many types of trees grow in the forests of the park?

There are 100 types of trees.

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How did the Smoky Mountain get its name?

The densely packed leaves of the trees give off water and hydrocarbons, creating a misty haze during warm weather.

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How many trails are there in the park?

There are some 900 miles (1,448 kilometers) of trails.

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What declaration did the dense eastern forest vegetation of the park cause?

The park was declared an International Biosphere Reserve.

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What is the world's longest continuous walking route?

The Appalachian Trail is the longest.

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What is the total length of this trail?

It is 2,174 miles (3,500 kilometers) long.

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How many states does this trail cross?

It passes through 14 states.

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How high is Thunderhead Mountain?

It rises to a height of 5,530 feet (1,685 meters).

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What is the highest point in the park?

The 6,643 foot Clingmans Dome is the highest point.

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What is the most popular destination in the park?

Cades Cove is the most popular.

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Where would you go for the best wildlife viewing?

This would be Cataloochee.

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When were the coves and valleys of the Great Smoky Mountains first settled?

They were first settled in the late 18th century and were isolated until logging began in the 20th century.

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To whom did the area belong until 1838?

It was Cherokee territory until 14,000 of them were forced to leave.

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