36 CFR §4.11 Vehicle Load, Weight and Size Limits

(a) Gross vehicle weights shall not exceed the following:

Single/ Combination Units Gross Vehicle Weight - lbs. (kg.)
Single 3 axles 48,000 (21,800)
Single 4 or more axles 52,000 (23,600)
Combination 4 axles 62,000 (28,100)
Combination 5 or more axles 66,000 (29,600)

  • Permission/Permits etc. will not be authorized for vehicles/loads exceeding the established limits, UNLESS the vehicle/load is for a location such as a deed reserved road, concession facility, or Mt. Mitchell State Park. In addition, the Superintendent may further restrict or suspend hauling when the ground is saturated with water or during periods of freezing and/or thawing or for any other cause, and may, on a case­-by-case basis, permit hauling of units in excess of the limits set forth above, in consultation with the Parkway Civil Engineer.

      • Limits are essential in order to protect the motor road and appurtenances, to protect resources, and for reasons of visitor safety.

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Last updated: July 28, 2020

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