Just a head's up for anyone planning a trip from November through April. The following information was part of the latest Cub Report from the Great Smoky Mountains Association.
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail will close to the public a month earlier than usual this year, beginning on Nov. 1. Eight bridges on the popular natural trail will be replaced during the winter months, with work expected to be completed by April 30, 2015.
The road closure also means the Grotto Falls Trailhead will be close during the construction dates. Decisions about the open or closed during the construction dates. Decisions about the open or close status of the trails that intersect Roaring Fork (Trillium Gap Trail, Grapeyard Ridge, and Baskins Creek) will be announced at a later date.Edited: 2:21 pm, August 27, 2014