Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials will implement a temporary, weekday closure of Rainbow Falls Trail for two weeks to accommodate the replacement of a foot-log bridge approximately two miles from the trailhead. The area will be closed weekly on Monday through Thursday from May 10 through May 20. The trail will be fully open each week on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Also, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park says Abrams Falls Trail will temporarily close for an upcoming rehabilitation project. The trail and associated parking areas will be closed on May 10 through November 10 from Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., excluding federal holidays. GSMNP says the trail will be fully open each week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The is part of the Trails Forever partnership with the Friends of the Smokies. The park says there will not be any access to Abrams Falls, Abrams Falls Trail or associated parking lots during the weekday closures. Trailhead access from Cades Cove to the Rabbit Creek Trail will also be closed, but the trail can be accessed from Abrams Creek.