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Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area and Trail

From the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area you can access the Metcalf Bottoms trail, which is an easy-to-moderate hike that goes 1.5 miles out and back (3 miles round trip) and should be passable for almost all members of the family. The trail meanders along the river and provides views of some of the classic rolling… Read more »

Exploring the Greenbrier Area: Close Yet Deep in Nature

The Greenbrier area is a less visited part of Great Smoky Mountains National Park that offers captivatingly beautiful views, and water to play in or simply gaze at, all in a peaceful and heavily forested setting. Greenbrier Road is an easy access from central Gatlinburg, but rapidly plunges deep into the forest silence broken only… Read more »

The Cosby Area – Beautiful, Peaceful and Almost Magical

The Cosby area on the eastern side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park doesn’t get as much attention as some of the park’s more world-famous landmarks, but people who explore this scenic wonderland like it that way. Many of the star attractions of Cosby, such as the Cosby Picnic Area and various hiking trails, see… Read more »