The Great Smoky Mountains National Park website is reporting that park officials have posted a warning for active bear(s) on the Little River Trail.
The Little River Trail is a popular hiking destination in the Elkmont area.
The website is also reporting that the Parson Branch Road has been temporarily closed as a result of mud. This will impact anyone wishing to hike the Gregory Bald Trail. Until the road is reopened ("tentatively scheduled to reopen on June 17"), hikers will need to take the Gregory Ridge Trail to Gregory Bald.