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Address: Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Greenbrier, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Trail to the school

This is a short trail you can access to the Little Greenbriar School. It's only .6 miles long & takes you along a branch of the Little Greenbriar stream. You COULD drive to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
CindyK48
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Westville, Indiana
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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This is a short trail you can access to the Little Greenbriar School. It's only .6 miles long & takes you along a branch of the Little Greenbriar stream. You COULD drive to the school, but this is such a nice, pleasant trail. Why wrack your nerves on the too narrow road? This trail starts at the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is the trail to the Little Greenbrier School, and it's much more enjoyable than driving along the one-lane road to the school. Park at the picnic area, walk across the bridge, and enjoy this short, easy hike to the school.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I love this trail that is just over a mile round trip. There is a mixed bed of small rocks, gravel, dirt with roots, narrow log bridges and elevations that go up and down the trail. At the end there is Greenbriar Schoolhouse and church. There is also an old cemetery to the side of the yard. Kids will love... More 

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Thank Cathy D
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Very nice picnic area with lots of facilities and parking ! Would recommend to everyone who loves the GSMNP. Don't go home without visiting this particular area.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Metcalf Bottoms Trail is easy to hike and offers natural beauty and fun that is out of this world! You never know what wildlife you may encounter, but the one thing that is for sure is that you will never forget the time you spend there!

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Thank ALL4JESUS66
Lviv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We hit this trail with 20 people and half of those were kids ranging from a few months old to 7 years old. It was great for our group. The trail is easy, fun, has a beautiful stream, a few fun bridges and a historical school house about 0.6 miles from the start. Our kids loved it!!

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1 Thank Ehud123
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

I took the short hike with my two boys (5 and 7) in the late afternoon. It was a bit rainy and foggy, so we had the whole trail to ourselves. Great short hike with plenty of nature exploring to keep the boys entertained.

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Thank TimW-FL
Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a nice trail to do with kids. Not strenuous but long. We started at the Little Greenbriar School House which the kids loved and then hiked to the Walker Sister's Cabin which they also loved. Pretty flowers along the way and even saw a bear briefly running down in the bushes along the creek. Then we had a... More 

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Thank Karen M
Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We live nearby and this is one of our favorite hikes when we need an easy hike because we are taking small children, just had surgery ;-), (the woods are a great place to heal), or just want to be lazy. There is only a small amount of elevation and the trails are wide. Start at the picnic area and... More 

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Southport, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

On July 14th we visited the old school house on the trail and joined about 40 shape note singers to sing old hymns in 4 part Capella harmony. if you saw Cold Mountain you saw a sample of it. My 1st time and was invited to sit with them. I had a blast. Check it out next year!

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