From Smoky Mountain Hiker:
"As a result of fallen trees from strong overnight storms, the Little River Road between Metcalf Bottoms and the Townsend "Wye" is temporarily closed.
Additionally, both the Foothills Parkway West and the Chimneys Picnic Area are also closed due to downed trees.
You should also note that the Beard Cane, Cooper Road, and Ace Gap trails in the Abrams Creek area continue to be closed. As a result of numerous downed trees from prior wind storms, portions of these trails are currently impassable, and the park is asking that hikers avoid these trails until they are cleared."Edited: 28 April 2011, 15:16