Cosby Area Of National Park Closed Wednesday & Thursday
Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced that a two-year trail rehabilitation project will begin on Ramsey Cascades Trail as part of the Trails Forever program supported by Friends of the Smokies. The trail, Ramsey Prong Road, and the Cosby area of the park will be closed to all traffic today, April 6 and tomorrow, April 7, to allow for helicopter delivery of project supplies and materials. Park visitors with backcountry permits will be allowed access through the closure area, but they should expect short delays when the helicopter is overhead. The closures are necessary for hiker safety and to ensure that the flights are as time efficient as possible. The four-mile Ramsey Cascade Trail is one of the most popular trails in the park and lies in the Greenbrier area. The trail provides the only access to the 100-foot Ramsey Cascades, the tallest waterfall in the park. Beginning May 2 through November 17, 2022, the trail and Ramsey Prong Road will be closed Monday through Thursday, excluding federal holidays, to safely conduct the full-scale rehabilitation work. There will not be any access to Ramsey Cascades during the weekday closures. The trail will be fully open Friday through Sunday each week.