GSMNP To Reopen Parts Of Greenbrier
Just in time for the Easter weekend, Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials say they will be re-opening some locations in the Greenbrier area of the park. Greenbrier Road will be open as far as the ranger station for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians on starting tomorrow, Friday, April 7. Old Settlers Trail and Grapeyard Ridge Trail will also be open. Hikers will be able to access Old Settlers and Grapeyard Ridge trails by parking at the ranger station and walking on the road to the trailheads. The road beyond the ranger station will still be closed to vehicles. Porters Creek Trail, Brushy Mountain Trail, Ramsey Cascades Trail, and backcountry campsites 31, 32, and 33 will remain closed at this time. Back in July of 2022, flooding damaged many of those trails and washed out log foot bridges. Parts of Greenbrier Road were washed out by the flooding rains.