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Address: Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Greenbrier, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Easy Hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Maryville, Tennessee
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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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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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Lviv, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

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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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

My husband and I decided to walk the Metcalf Bottoms Trail from the Little Greenbriar School to the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area. It is about a mile from the school to the picnic area. The trail starts out right behind the school next to a creek. The trail is mostly wooded and is just a dirt path with several rocks... More 

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Address: Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Greenbrier, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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