While the Bradley Fork Trail starts in the the D Loop of the Smokemont Campground, only the first loop is currently open and so I drove over to the parking lot at the Luftee Baptist Church, parked, and hit the trail from there. Actually, I checked out the old church
After a short time, I reached the Bradley Fork Trail. The lower sections of the trail are really an infrequently used road.
Almost immediately after it starts, the Cabin Flats Trail crosses a stream on a sturdy steel bridge.
The lower parts of the trail featured just a thin, but slippery, coating of snow.