Great Smoky Mountains National Park Clarifies Cades Cove Status

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is clarifying access to Cades Cove during road closure to repair a tunnel.

The seven-mile access road leading from the Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, is closed to all motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Trails remain open throughout the closure, although access to trailheads is limited due to the road closure.

The one-way, seven-mile Rich Mountain Road can be used by hikers only to walk in and out of the area.
Due to the increased employee traffic, cyclists and horseback riders are prohibited from using the narrow, gravel roadway during closure period.

The one-way, eight-mile Parson Branch Road, which has been closed to all public vehicle use since 2016, can be used by hikers, bicyclists, and horseback riders to access Cades Cove throughout the closure by the public.

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