Two hiking trails in Gatlinburg reopen from bear activity, some

Two hiking trails in Gatlinburg reopen from bear activity, some remain closed

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Black bear in cherry tree taken by Jim Bennett. (Source: GSMNP) Black bear in cherry tree taken by Jim Bennett. (Source: GSMNP)

GATLINBURG (WATE) - Two hiking trails opened after park rangers shut them down due to high bear activity. 

Twin Creeks Trail and Noah Bud Ogle Trail and Cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains have been reopened for all use.

The areas have a bear warning posting in place to remind visitors to remain cautious of bear activity.

Some trails and camping grounds still remain closed Tuesday night due to bears.

Gregory Bald Trail, Wolf Ridge Trail between Parson Bald and the junction of Gregory Bald Trail, Spence Field Shelter and Backcountry campsites 13, 18, 21 and 113 have all been closed due to increased bear activity.

Previous Story: Gregory Bald in the Smokies closed due to bear activity

For the complete updated list of trail closures, click here.
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