A Fall Walk in the Smokies

On Friday my husband took a much needed day off of work and we drove to the Smokey Mountains for a short hike. We were fortunate enough to have a beautiful November day. Since we like to take our son (who is four years old) with us, we try to search out the shorter/easier trails. There are many longer hikes he’ll have to do when he gets older though!

The trail we tried this time was the Metcalf Bottoms Trail which is an easy walk that leads to an old school called the Little Greenbrier School. You can read more about the trail and school in the links. We also drove up to Newfound Gap to see the view.

Here are a few pictures from the trip.


We passed a stream. My son loves to throw rocks and leaves into streams.


A little split log bridge.


Rhododendron “Tunnel”


The Little Greenbrier School


The view from Newfound Gap

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