Roads

 
Primary roads such as US-441 (Newfound Gap Road), Little River Road, and the Cades Cove Loop Road are open year round, weather permitting. Click for information about temporary weather and construction related road closures of these roads.
Secondary roads are subject to seasonal closures. Seasonal opening and closing dates for secondary roads are listed below:
  • Balsam Mountain Road: Open May 26 - October 29, 2018.
    Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road.
  • Cades Cove Loop Road: This road is closed to motor vehicles on Wednesday and Saturday mornings until 10:00 a.m. from
    May 9 through September 26, 2018 to allow bicyclists and pedestrians to enjoy the cove. Otherwise the road is open daily from sunrise until sunset, weather permitting.
  • Clingmans Dome Road: Open April 1 - November 30, 2018, weather permitting.
  • Forge Creek Road: Open March 10 - December 31, 2018, road conditions permitting.
  • Heintooga Ridge Road: Open May 10 - October 30, 2017 for hiker access. Subject to additional closures December 1 - 31 and March 11-31, 2018 due to snow, ice or muddy conditions. The Balsam Mountain Campground and Picnic area will open May 18, 2018.
  • Little Greenbrier Road (to the Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse): Open April 7 - November 26, 2018. Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road.
  • Parson Branch Road: Closed due to hazard trees.
    Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road Please note: When Forge Creek Road is closed due to mud, Parson Branch Road is not accessible to motor vehicles.
  • Rich Mountain Road: Open April 7 - November 12, 2018.
    Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road.
  • Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail: Open April 7 - November 26, 2018.
    Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road.
  • Roundbottom/Straight Fork: Road Open March 31- October 29, 2018.

Last updated: January 18, 2018

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