Last weekend we headed back over to the Greenbrier area of The Smokies to hike Porters Creek Trail. (Second hike of 2018!) It’s located fairly close to the Ramsey Cascades trailhead (which is my favorite hike in The Smokies). It’s a pretty easy hike that totals a little over 6 miles round trip.
Last weekend was perfect, albeit chilly, for a winter hike. We decided on hiking the Spruce Flats Falls Trail in the Tremont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was my first time hiking this trail and it was so much fun to explore a new part of The Smokies.
The Spruce Flats Falls trail is a relatively short and easy hike, totaling 2 miles round trip. It would be an excellent hike for beginners, kids, or even experienced hikers. There are also a lot of great photo opportunities.
The Grotto Falls Hiking Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a fun and easy hike that is perfect for a weekend morning. It’s a short hike, totaling less than 3 miles roundtrip, and it’s great hike for any fitness level. The old growth forest and waterfall make this a rewarding hike. If you are feeling adventurous, you can continue hiking the Trillium Gap Trail all the way to Mount LeConte.
The Debord Falls Trail in Frozen Head State Park is an easy hike that is just a short drive from Knoxville. Kyle and I hiked this trail a really long time ago when we started dating. This time we took the pups and hiked it with my sister-in-law, Staci, and her dog, Moose. It’s a short hike, only .6 miles from the parking lot to the waterfall, so it’s perfect for the whole family.