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Metcalf Bottoms Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Great Picnic area

We try to go here every time we are in Pigeon Forge. we bring a picnic lunch and sit a one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlie B
Thibodaux, Louisiana
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Our family had a great time hiking on the Metcalf Bottoms Trail on a recent visit to the Great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We try to go here every time we are in Pigeon Forge. we bring a picnic lunch and sit a one of the numerous tables that look out over the stream.

Thank Charlie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had a great time hiking on the Metcalf Bottoms Trail on a recent visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We stopped in the Metcalf Bottoms area for a picnic and wading in the water before walking across the bridge and setting...More

Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Metcalf Bottoms Trail begins across the bridge from the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area and terminates at the Little Greenbrier School in 0.7 miles. The first half of the trail has a very slight elevation gain of 100 feet or so then levels out for the...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is the trail that goes from Metcalf Bottoms to Little Greenbrier School. There is a road that goes directly to the school from the road, but this .6 mi trail is a better option. The road is one lane and curvy, plus not much...More

Thank mckayj93
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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...More

Thank judy177
Reviewed 8 October 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...More

Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Reviewed 14 February 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...More

2  Thank 985monicag
Reviewed 7 November 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...More

Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 27 June 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....More

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed 10 June 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.

Thank BillD61
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