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Landslide Closes Gunter Fork Trail In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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The Gunter Fork Trail has been closed indefinitely by a landslide./NPS

A landslide has closed the Gunter Fork Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park indefinitely.

The slide occurred in the same area where a 2011 slide also closed the trail.

The 4.1-mile-long trail lies in the east end of the park, connecting Camel Gap and Balsam Mountain trails. The Gunter Fork Trail is a route that takes users from the Walnut Bottoms area up to Balsam Mountain and Mt. Sterling, but it is not one of the park'™s most heavily used trails. The Swallow Fork Trail provides alternative access to the same areas.

For more information about trail closures, please visit the park'™s website or call the Backcountry Information Office at 865-436-1297.

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