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Address: Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Greenbrier, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Trails & Picnic

There's a path up to the Little Greenbriar schoolhouse and cemetery. From there you can take a short walk up to the Walker Sister homestead. They were the last living settlers in... read more

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Cookeville, Tennessee

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's a path up to the Little Greenbriar schoolhouse and cemetery. From there you can take a short walk up to the Walker Sister homestead. They were the last living settlers in the park. We drove up and that was very scary. It's only a one car road with many curves. Awesome & Beautiful for a picnic and hike.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

I love that you can take such a beautiful hike and end up at such a historical place. You can access the school house and the cemetery from this trail. This is a nice trail for everyone to get out and stretch their legs and go see some history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

We of course make this visit about once a year, this is our family history. Metcalf Bottoms was named after the Metcalf family that lived up the mountain. As the road crew was here building the road through the mountain, the Metcalf family would bring lunch and drinks down to the workers, daily. As a thank you to the family,... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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