Great Smoky Mountains seeking volunteers to adopt a trail

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Posted at 6:23 AM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 06:23:30-04

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.

Click here to be taken to the website.