Smoky Mts. and Gatlinburg

Old Oct 10th, 2013, 12:38 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 333
Smoky Mts. and Gatlinburg

Looking at end of March - most interested in Smoky Mts and outdoor activities. Looks like 60s that time of year. Anyone who has actually been there that time of year I'd like your input.

Thank you!
bwg is offline  
Old Oct 10th, 2013, 01:55 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,087
Could be a LOT colder than that. bypass Gatlinburg, except for travel if you must.
Gretchen is offline  
Old Oct 11th, 2013, 05:07 AM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 314
We were there in mid-march and it was cold in the mornings usually around 40 degrees but sunny and warmed to low 50's during the day. There was also patchy snow on the trails in the higher elevation on Newfound Gap Road. Trails in the lower part of the park were fine. Waterfalls were beautiful that time of year from the winter runoff and spring rain. We found a trail less traveled with spectacular waterfalls:

We've been to the Smokies just about every month of the year and love it.

We are not high on Gatlinburg either because during peak season and weekends it is VERY crowded and has lots of traffic. But it does have plenty of hotels and restaurants to choose from. If you'd rather have a nature experience, check out Townsend, the quiet side of the Smokies. Hotel selection is not great, so we always get a cabin. We've always had good luck with Dogwood Realty and Townsend View Cabins.
wave725 is offline  
Old Feb 24th, 2014, 11:01 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 333
Thank you!
bwg is offline  
Old Feb 24th, 2014, 04:21 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,124
I have to go there every year for work in early March and it is cold!!! Suggest layers. The town is hokey but the mountains are gorgeous.
SharonG is offline  
Old Feb 24th, 2014, 06:20 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 121
any recommendations for small children?
moonininjuly is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
United States
May 26th, 2016 07:14 AM
United States
Jan 2nd, 2014 05:17 PM
United States
Apr 12th, 2008 12:03 PM
United States
Feb 16th, 2005 01:55 PM
United States
Feb 25th, 2004 08:45 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information