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Fall Colors in an Old-Growth Forest

Dates: November 4, 2023

Meets: Sa from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Registration Fee: $69.00


Let's explore the fall leaves, colorful fruits, mushrooms, and even a few fall wildflowers in one of the most spectacular old-growth forests in the Smokies! There is more going on in the fall forest than you may think. We'll enjoy the peak of fall leaf color, learn the names of the common eastern forest trees, and discuss why the flora here convinced the nation that the Smokies had to be preserved. This course includes a moderate 6.5-mile hike.

You must be 18 or older to register for and attend a Smoky Mountain Field School course.

Note: Participants are required to sign an electronic release and assumption of risk form before attending this course.


Meet at the Maddron Bald trailhead in Cosby, Tennessee.
Fee: $69.00

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Steve Kemp

Steve Kemp is an instructor for the Smoky Mountain Field School. He is a retired interpretive products and services director for the Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA).

Janet Rock

Janet Rock is an instructor for the Smoky Mountain Field School. She is a retired botanist at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


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