Cades Cove and Foothills Parkway are among the areas and roads closed in Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to significant wind and multiple downed trees, the Park announced in a press release Thursday afternoon. Parson Branch Road is now CLOSED until further notice due to extensive danger from falling trees. There is no reopen date at this time. - Winds have been recorded as high as 98 miles per hour with sustained winds of 50 miles per hour.
May 10th to September 27th 2017 Cades Cove Loop Road will be closed to all motor vehicles Wednesday and Saturday mornings until 10am. Hikers and bikes allowed. i.e. forget hitting Abrams Falls bright and early like in the old days.