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Part of Greenbrier Road reopens

Landslide repairs have been completed on the beginning of Greenbrier Road. NPS photo Landslide repairs have been completed on the beginning of Greenbrier Road. NPS photo

Some areas of the Greenbrier area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are now open for the first time since February.

Greenbrier Road opened as far as the ranger station April 7, allowing access to Old Settlers Trail and Grapeyard Ridge Trail with some roadwalking to the trailheads.

The road beyond the ranger station remains closed to vehicles, and some areas remain closed to all use while trail crews replace log foot bridges and reroute washed-out sections of trails. These closed area include Porters Creek Trail, Brushy Mountain Trail, Ramsey Cascades Trail and backcountry campsites 31, 32 and 33. Messer Barn is closed awaiting structural repairs.

Greenbrier Road was closed beyond the ranger station following damage from a July 2022 flood. In February, the entire area was closed for repairs, slope stabilization and culvert replacement. Trails are expected to reopen this summer.

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