GATLINBURG, Tenn. - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to adopt a trail.
A news release from the park says trail volunteers are asked to hike at least one designated trail four times each year and submit a report on conditions.
The information volunteers provide helps trail maintenance staff prioritize work. That helps ensure that trails remain accessible to visitors. Volunteers should be comfortable hiking in the backcountry.
A 3-hour training session is required. Information on adopting a trail and other volunteer opportunities is available at the Friends of the Smokies website under the “volunteer” tab.