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Beautiful Creek Views

I'm so glad we decided at the last minute to come here. We left early on a Friday morning and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice easy hike!

This hike is relatively easy, we hiked to the falls and turned around there, making it about 4... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard S
Decatur, Indiana, United States
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

The Porters Creek Trail starts in the Greenbrier area of the park. It begins at the end of Greenbrier Road and terminates at Campsite 31. The trail is 3.7 miles and has a steady total elevation gain of 1500 feet. By Smoky Mountain standards this...More

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All reviews greenbrier area club cabin turn around farm site late april nice hike day hike cool water smoky mountain pack a lunch parking area long drive on the rocks beautiful waterfall tree roots picnic area barn
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm so glad we decided at the last minute to come here. We left early on a Friday morning and arrived just before sunrise. We were the only ones on the trail. It was so beautiful and peaceful. There were even several spots to go...More

Thank SheaRou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hike is relatively easy, we hiked to the falls and turned around there, making it about 4 miles total. The first part of the hike is on an old gravel road, about 2/3 mile in you will see the remnants of walls of an...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This short day hike is accessible to young and old alike. Amazing forest features, history, and peaceful journey.

Thank Deanna N
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Loved this trail. Lots and lots of shade, so you don’t need sunglasses. Not a difficult hike. Good for those not totally confident in doing something exhausting. You walk along a gorgeous creek most of the way. Plenty of awesome spots to stop and get...More

Thank EastAtlantaCouple
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a different place to hike. Pretty easy until you get past the second footbridge. Somehow we missed the falls because they weren’t marked. We did enjoy the walk and the detour to the Messer farm site, the John Whaley barn and...More

1  Thank Lynn60
Reviewed 29 June 2018

I first read about this trail in a great book I picked up titled "Finding Mount Guyot". Hiked this trail in late April. Wildflowers in bloom. Beautiful waterfalls. Great history with an old farm site and cemetery right off of the trail. The trail had...More

Thank calamitylori2016
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Off the beaten path some what, but worth the drive. A nice easy walk in the park. Not many people on the trail, it even rain on us, but it was just a nice break.

1  Thank 2016RG
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The trail winds along a creek bed with many cascades. Uphill to an old farm. About a two mile round trip. Lots of interesting things to see along the way. A moderate trail and doable even for a mid sixties out of shape woman!

Thank Vicki W
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Porters Creek is a much loved favorite for all ages and it's easy to see why: loads of wildflowers, a wide stream for fishing or wading, interesting rocks, historical structures, a graveyard, and an abundance of wildlife. I don't know how people even manage to...More

Thank AmyAppalachia
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This was a great trail with many different things to see. We only went to the fall and back, but that alone was beautiful. There were even a part in the trail were all of the forest floor was covered with wild flowers as far...More

Thank Amy M
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Amie M
1 August 2017|
Response from Bill P | Reviewed this property |
No dogs or other pets are allowed on any park trails except the Gatlinburg Trail and the Oconaluftee River Trail.