Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the temporary closure of Laurel Falls Trail due to storm damage. The trail will reopen on Friday, November 7.
“Laurel Falls is one of our most popular trails in the park and we are working diligently to make the needed repairs so that it can be safely reopened for hikers,” said Acting Superintendent Clay Jordan.
Trail crews will construct a 20-foot-long retaining wall to rebuild the missing trail segment and remove fallen trees along the entire 1.7 miles of trail. The park expects to reopen the trail on Friday morning.
For more information on road and trail closures, please visit the park website. For more information on the hike to Laurel Falls, please click here.