Ramsey Cascades Trail to remain closed this weekend

5/9/24 Update: 

Ramsey Cascades Trail will remain closed this weekend, May 10-12. Due to weather conditions, trail crews were not able to complete planned work on a footlog bridge this week and need to keep the trail closed for visitor safety. 

Following this weekend, the trail will be closed Monday through Thursday each week, except federal holidays. The weekday closures are in place from April 15 to November 14 as trail crews complete a full-scale rehabilitation of this iconic Smokies Trail. 

Hikers throughout the park should exercise caution in the coming days as there are downed trees and some flooding following heavy rain. Check current road, facility, and trail updates before you visit: Current Delays and Closures – Great Smoky Mountains National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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