National parks are areas of land that the federal government has set aside to maintain and preserve the natural environment.
Traffic Jams and Congested Trails - Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed over 14 million visitors in 2021, more than the population of all but four states.
They destroy vegetation and disturb the landscape to create a new route and spread the congestion of hikers.
Many visitors to national parks often forget that the animals they see are wild. Driving through a national park is not like going through a zoo.