Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park





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Road Closing 2018


NC Highway 28 has been closed due to a massive rock slide that occurred on December 14, 2017. The area is about 6 miles east of the Fontana Village Resort. TDOT predicts it will take several weeks to clear the road, and suggests it might reopen by the end of February. Unless one is planning on driving from the Marina to or from Bryson City, it doesn’t appear that this road closure would impact any hikes taken in the south of the Smokies.


The complete story about this closure can be found at: