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Just In: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Opens for Spring

Clingmans Dome observation tower and walkway
March 21, 2014

Do you have plans to visit the Great Smoky Mountains this spring? You’ll be glad to hear the newest details about the happenings in the Smokies! Since the weather has warmed up, and the snow has finally left the Smokies, the spring wildflowers are budding and starting to show their color along all of the hiking trails.
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Luckily, for all springtime visitors, the Smoky Mountains are reopening some of the most popular trails and areas in the park. Here’s the most recent opening schedule:
April 1

Clingmans Dome

April 4

Round Bottom/Straight Fork Road

April 11

Parson Branch
Rich Mountain Road
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (Including driving tour)
Little Greenbrier

May 23

Heintooga Ridge
Balsam Mountain Road

Picnic Areas
Opened March 15

Chimneys picnic area

April 4

Collins Creek area

April 11

Big Creek area
Cosby area

Spring in the Smoky Mountains is sure to be beautiful! But if you’re visiting before all of these roads and areas open, don’t worry! The national park covers over 800 square miles, so there’s plenty of places to hike and explore!
Are you excited to visit the mountains this spring? We can’t wait to see you! At Alpine Chalet Rentals, we have the best lodging accommodations for you and your family. Whether you’re looking to relax on the porch in a rocking chair or sit back and enjoy the view from a bubbling hot tub, we’ve got the best places to stay in the Smokies. To start booking your vacation, give us a call at (800) 235-2661 to speak with our friendly vacation specialists.