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Smoky Mountain National Park – Porter Creek
March 26, 2022 All day
This trail is 7.4 miles in and out and rated moderate. In the first mile we will hike on an old logging road, then meander through a lush forest of moss covered trees and rocks. We’ll past remnants of farmsteads and a family cemetery. At this point in our hike, we might see a spectacular burst of wonderful wild flowers. At the 2 mile mark, there will be a 60 ft waterfall which drops off the ridge on the left side of the trail. We can turn around at this point or continue another 1.7 miles to campsite 31 to compete the 7.4 mile hike. We’ll meet at 8am et at the Cracker Barrel at Strawplains Exit off I-40 east for those who want to carpool to the trailhead. Preregistration is advised with Rosie.