We plan to hike 3.7 miles to backcountry campsite 31 and return after eating lunch at the campsite. The hike starts on an easy gravel jeep trail on the Greenbrier Road and continues up past the turnoff to the SMHC Cabin, the remnants of an old cemetery, and the Messer Farmstead. We will cross a double log foot bridge and continue up the trail. The hike is a slow gradual climb, passing Fern Branch Falls (at the 2.7-mile mark on the trail) and continuing on to the campsite. We should have a chance to see early wildflowers along the trail. The hike is rated moderate at 7.4 miles. We will meet at 10am at the parking lot at the end of the Greenbrier Road. Hike from the road to the trailhead is about 1 mile.
Pre-registration is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.
Leaders: Steve Dunkin
Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
PO Box 51592
Knoxville, TN 37950-1592