The Ultimate Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • southern Virginia to northern North Carolina
  • northern Alabama to southern Tennessee
  • eastern Tennessee to western North Carolina

What is the size of the park?

  • 521,752 acres
  • 621,752 acres
  • 721,752 acres

When was the park established?

  • 1924
  • 1934
  • 1944

How many visitors does the park attract annually?

  • 10 million visitors
  • 8 million visitors
  • 6 million visitors

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

  • Thunderhead Mountain
  • Black Hills
  • Smoky Mountains

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

  • mountain climbing
  • cliff diving
  • mountain biking

How many species of birds inhabit the park?

  • 400
  • 300
  • 200

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

  • 50
  • 100
  • 200

How did the Smoky Mountain get its name?

  • It was once a volcano.
  • The smoke from campfires gave the appearance of smoke coming from the mountain itself.
  • Precipitation from the dense forests causes a mist.

How many trails are there in the park?

  • 900 miles
  • 800 miles
  • 700 miles

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

  • Federal Forestation Preserve
  • International Biosphere Reserve
  • the most densely afforested North American national park

What is the world's longest continuous walking route?

  • Smoky Mountain Trail
  • Cataloochee Trail
  • Appalachian Trail

What is the total length of this trail?

  • 2,174 miles
  • 1,174 miles
  • 974 miles

How many states does this trail cross?

  • 10
  • 12
  • 14

How high is Thunderhead Mountain?

  • 5,530 feet
  • 6,530 feet
  • 7,530 feet

What is the highest point in the park?

  • Alum Cave Bluffs
  • Clingmans Dome
  • Thunderhead Mountain

What is the most popular destination in the park?

  • Clingmans Dome Fire Lookout Tower
  • Cataloochee
  • Cades Cove

Where would you go for the best wildlife viewing?

  • Cataloochee
  • Abrams Falls
  • Cove Creek

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

  • 17th century
  • 18th century
  • 19th century

To whom did the area belong until 1838?

  • Shawnee
  • Tuscarora
  • Cherokee