Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopens some trails

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GATLINBURG (WATE) – The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has reopen some trails that were closed because of the Chimney Tops 2 Fire.

Hikers are asked to stay on established trails and to be cautious of their surroundings for potential hazards.

The trails that are now open include: Gatlinburg Trail, Sugarland Valley Nature Trail, Huskey Gap Trail, Backcountry Campsite 21, and quiet walkways along Newfound Gap Road between Sugarlands Visitor Center and Newfound Gap.

Crews are still clearing and assessing trails in the park. For more information on closures, visit the park’s website or call 865-436-1297.

The fire ban for campfires and grills for the park, frontcountry and backcountry campsites is still in place. The use of wood or charcoal fires is not allowed. The park says campers may use gas camp stoves at designated areas.

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