Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Status of Trail Damage

GRSM-storm damage

As you know, Great Smoky Mountains National Park suffered great damage from a storm a couple of weeks ago. This is the latest assessment of the trails that were affected. There is plenty of hiking on other trails. So you should probably stay away from the extreme western end of the park.

BACKCOUNTRY STORM-DAMAGED TRAIL STATUS
SPECIAL ALERT
ALL TRAIL USERS ARE ADVISED TO BE ESPECIALLY OBSERVANT TO HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH FALLEN, BROKEN OR WEAKENED TREES AND OTHER POSSIBLY HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.  (CS stands for Campsite.)
 
The following trails are closed to all traffic:

Scott Mountain (campsite 6 is open and accessible only from Crooked Arm/Indian Grave Gap)
Chestnut Top
West Prong from Tremont Road to CS 18. (Open from Bote Mountain to CS 18. CS 18 is open.)
Rabbit Creek + CS 15
Ace Gap Trail
Beard Cane + CS 11 & CS 3 (Remains closed from 2011 Tornado Damage)
Hatcher Mountain
Goshen Prong Trail + CS 23

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