Though professional crews are completing much of the work in the two-year project, volunteers are essential to helping the project move forward. Citizens from across the region have been giving their time over the past few months, but more help is needed.
The Trails Forever crew leading the project is focusing rehabilitation on several targeted locations along the 6-mile trail to improve visitor safety and stabilize eroding trail sections. Rainbow Falls Trail is one of the most popular trails in the park and leads to Rainbow Falls and Mount LeConte. The Trails Forever program that supports the project is a partnership between the park and Friends of the Smokies.