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.
ROADS Current Committed 2019 Season Current Forecast...
Balsam Mtn Heintooga Rd 5/17 – 10/30 May 17 Final
Clingmans Dome 4/1 – 11/30 April 1 Final
Forge Creek Rd 4/19 – 12/31 April 19
Little Greenbrier Access Road 4/19– 11/26 April 19
Parsons Branch Road CLOSED – hazard trees CLOSED
Rich Mtn Road 4/19 – 11/13 April 19
Roaring Fork Mtn 5/1 – 11/27 May 1
Round Bottom/Straight Fork Road 4/19– 10/30
(Round Bottom HC closes 10/29 at noon)
April 19
Secondary roads are subject to seasonal closures. Seasonal opening and closing dates for secondary roads are listed below:
  • Balsam Mountain Road: Open May 17 - October 30, 2019.
    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 27, 2019 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, 2019, weather permitting.
  • Forge Creek Road: Open April 19 - December 31, 2019, road conditions permitting.
  • Heintooga Ridge Road: Open May 26 - October 30, 2019 for hiker access. Subject to additional closures December 1 - 31 and March 11-31, 2019 due to snow, ice or muddy conditions. The Balsam Mountain Campground and Picnic area will open May 17, 2019.
  • Little Greenbrier Road (to the Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse): Open April 19 - November 26, 2019. 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 19 - November 13, 2019.
    Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road.
  • Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail: Open May 1 - November 27, 2019.
    Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road.
  • Roundbottom/Straight Fork: Road Open April 19 - October 30, 2019.

Last updated: April 10, 2019

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