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Closure planned for Bradley Fork Trail section

Bradley Fork. Donated photo Bradley Fork. Donated photo

A trail rehabilitation project on the Bradley Fork Trail will keep a 3.3-mile section of it closed Monday through Thursday from Aug. 16 to Oct. 28. 

The project will take place on the section from the intersection of Cabin Flats Trail to the intersection with Hughes Ridge Trail. It will address erosion concerns, reduce trail rutting and restore the trail tread to a surface that will provide for a safer and more enjoyable experience for hikers and equestrians. Because heavy machinery is required to complete the project, the trail closure is necessary to allow for the safety of all users. 

The trail will be open to hikers each week from Friday through Sunday, as well as federal holidays. Equestrians will not be able to use the trail at all from Aug. 16 through March 1, 2022, however, in order to allow soil disturbed during the project to harden sufficiently. The remainder of the Bradley Fork Trail and all nearby trails and campsites will remain open for the duration of the project and can be accessed from routes that do not include the closed section. 

Get help planning backcountry excursions at www.nps.gov/grsm or call 865.436.1297.

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