GSMNP Wears Valley Bike Trail Under Review. Park officials announce Wears Valley Bike Trail Environmental Assessment Public Review Period dates.
Smoky Mountain officials seek public review of the Wears Valley Mountain Bike Trail Systems Environmental Assessment or “EA.” The review begins October 16, 2020 and will last until Sunday, November 15, 2020. Everyone is invited to a virtual meeting on Thursday, October 29 at 5:00 p.m. to learn more about the proposals opportunities for recreation.
In July Smoky Mountain officials solicited public feedback on the preliminary alternatives for development of the mountain bike trail system. After reviewing the feedback Smoky Mountain officials have now completed the EA. October 29, 2020 park staff will present an overview of the EA during the virtual public meeting from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Using the Zoom platform, park staff will also be available to answer questions from the public until 7:00 p.m.
To attend the meeting, participants should use this link and join the meeting 5 to 10 minutes early to test the connection: https://zoom.us/j/93025295219. By joining the virtual, online meeting, participants will be able to view slides, presenters, and submit questions. Participants may also hear the presentation in a listen-only mode by calling 312-626-6799 and entering passcode 93025295219#.
The public is also invited to review the EA and provide comments through the following portals beginning October 16 through November 15:
- On the web (preferred method) at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/WearsValleyBikeTrails
- By mail:
Wears Valley Mountain Bike Trail System EA
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
107 Park Headquarters Rd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Source material GSMNP