I was asked to post information about some delays that will be taking place this week. The Park is doing more work on Cherokee Orchard Loop. Here is the information that was forwarded to me. I hope this helps with what trail to take up.
The NPS and contractor have agreed on a plan to do the paving of the Cherokee Orchard Loop and the Rainbow Falls parking area. This work will begin tomorrow morning, May 25 and go through noon on May 28. This will result in limited access to areas accessed by the road and limited parking at Rainbow Falls. The contractor will be making an effort to reserve space for LeConte Lodge overnight guests in the parking area. There may be delays getting to and from the Rainbow Falls parking area on these days of up to 30 minutes each way.
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