If all goes as planned, the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail just outside of Gatlinburg will reopen to visitors on Saturday.
The road has been closed since February as crews resurfaced the road, parking areas, trailheads and roadside pullouts. They also paved gravel pullouts, made other road repairs, and rehabilitated/reconstructed stone masonry structures along the one-way road.
Several trailheads that were impacted by the project will now reopen as well. They include the Baskins Creek Trail, Grapeyard Ridge Trail and the Grotto Falls entrance of the Trillium Gap Trail.
By the way, Roaring Fork usually closes for the season on or around December 1st.