Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 

 

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About the Authors

 

Liz Etnier

 

Mike Etnier

 

Spring Wildflower Hikes in the Smokies

 

Gregory Bald

 

Roundtop

 

Schoolhouse Gap

 

Chestnut Top

 

Defeat Ridge

 

Return to Hiking in the Smokies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/12/22/large-slide-nc-28-near-fontana-dam-take-weeks-clear-dot-says/976844001/.