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National Park Road Closings

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on November 4, 2014

We had a bit of early winter weather here in the Smokies last weekend, and it definitely had an impact on Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The mountaintops were covered in snow, and LeConte Lodge at the top of Mt. LeConte recorded nearly two feet of snowfall. As such park officials were asking visitors to stay out of the national park, but as of today's posting (11/4), the park's major thoroughfares are open on the Tennessee side.

Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) connecting Gatlinburg to Cherokee, NC is open again, but drivers are cautioned to keep an eye out for ice and snow, particularly in the higher elevations. The same goes for Little River Road, which connects the Sugarlands Visitor Center to Cades Cove and Townsend. Even Clingmans Dome Road, which connects Newfound Gap Road to the Clingmans Dome observation tower, just reopened today. The same warnings about ice and snow apply.

As for hiking, however, it's not recommended that you choose trails that climb into the higher elevations. Conditions are more treacherous, and the dangers of hiking in cold weather increase.

Fortunately, the cooler weather hasn't affected our schedule here at Smoky Mountain Ziplines. We're still running tours mornings and afternoons, so whether you're visiting Pigeon Forge, Sevierville or Gatlinburg, zipline adventure at its best awaits you here at our outpost, just two miles off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.

 

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